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Have dull pain I left upper stomach.... Constant and dull back slight burning on same side..... Pain right beloow ribgage?

Ulcer or gastritis: Probablybfrom your ibuprofen. Stop it and take a few days of otc proton pump inhibitor to see if this helps or not. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, have a constant aching pain in my back behind left and right ribcage for few weeks, with constant itch on left side of back nothing visible?

Hi, have a constant aching pain in my back behind left and right ribcage for few weeks, with constant itch on left side of back nothing visible?

The first thing: This brings to mind is possible shingles/herpes zoster but if you never saw a rash or any kind of blistering on the skin, then I doubt this diagnosis. But the distribution with pain and skin symptoms suggests some type of involvement along a nerve distribution/dermatome. Symptomatic care including ice or heat for the pain and regular moisturization for the skin would be recommended. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Hi doctor, I have a dull pain at the right side of my abdomen just below the ribcage as well as it is the same at the right lower portion if my back.

Hi doctor, I have a dull pain at the right side of my abdomen just below the ribcage as well as it is the same at the right lower portion if my back.

Low back pain: Assuming that the pain has been there for awhile with no gi, or URL signs and symptoms it may be lower muscular strain or sprain especially if that area is the deer and discomfort occurs with movement. Maybe see if your doc for an exam and possible relief with some physical therapy ...Read more

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Dull pain under the right side of my ribcage for 3-4 years. I have had multiple ultrasounds and it is not gall bladder or tumor. Vc came back clear.?

Dull pain under the right side of my ribcage for 3-4 years. I have had multiple ultrasounds and it is not gall bladder or tumor. Vc came back clear.?

Keep looking: You are a male 28 years old with right upper quadrant pain. You stated it is not gallbladder or tumor. Your doctor should keep looking. If it limits quality of life. The structures in this area are the liver, gallbladder small bowel and right colon. Blood tests to evaluate for hepatitis need to be ruled out. A specialist referral may help. ...Read more

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Burning dull pain below my ribcage after eating fried or tomato based food. Feels like the dull ache in my sides or back. Worse when standing. Last either hours or a day or so.

Burning dull pain below my ribcage after eating fried or tomato based food. Feels like the dull ache in my sides or back. Worse when standing. Last either hours or a day or so.

Mgt: From your description, your symptoms may be related to GERD. I would advise trying an over the counter anti reflux medication. If the symptoms persist, a visit with your PCP is indicated.
In the meantime, avoid fried and acidic foods. ...Read more

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Hurts to take a deep breath and whenever I sit up there's a dull pain on my left ribcage. Could it be a fractured or bruised rib?

Hurts to take a deep breath and whenever I sit up there's a dull pain on my left ribcage. Could it be a fractured or bruised rib?

Could be rib: Fracture if you had a trauma or rib dysfunction. Read more about it here
http://www.Basicspine. Com/conditions-procedures/pain-management/slipped-rib-syndrome. Html. ...Read more

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I am 17 and for a few months I have noticed an aching pain in my left armpit and side of my breast, moving into of my ribcage? Is this serious?

Get it checked: Your age makes this unlikely anything too serious. However, when it comes to this part of the body, there is no substition for a careful exam done by your doctor. Please get checked as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Below right ribcage, feeling of a knot, dull pain. It just feels like something is there like a ball, moving around. Should I get checked out?

Below right ribcage, feeling of a knot, dull pain. It just feels like something is there like a ball, moving around. Should I get checked out?

Rib cage lesion: May be a lipoma, or cyst, if you are feeling a ball otherwise if it is just a sensation maybe gallbladder, Would check it out and followup with doctor/urgent care ...Read more

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There is a dull pain under my right breast and above the ribcage. What could be wrong?

There is a dull pain under my right breast and above the ribcage. What could be wrong?

See below: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with an examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will his doctor be in a position to tell him what's wrong and what needs to be done to help him. ...Read more

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Steady dull pain under right ribcage after lap gallbladder surgery today is 1 wk post op feels unusual and if I press down hurts worse. Normal?

Steady dull pain under right ribcage after lap gallbladder surgery today is 1 wk post op feels unusual and if I press down hurts worse. Normal?

Cholecystectomy: It would not be unusual to have some postoperative pain a week after a cholecystectomy. If it is getting worse instead of better, or you have more concerns, contact the doctor who did your surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Mild flu symptoms 2 days. Fever 100.8. Occ cough fits., low mucus. Aching under full left ribcage; a spasm feel if I push under ribs near stomach. Energy ok. No medical ins. What could it be?

Mild flu symptoms 2 days. Fever 100.8. Occ cough fits., low mucus. Aching under full left ribcage; a spasm feel if I push under ribs near stomach. Energy ok. No medical ins. What could it be?

Sounds like a: Viral infection. You can just treat the symptoms if you don't get much worse. Mucinexdm will loosen and help with the cough. Dayquil and nyquil help too. Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) for fever or aches. A cool mist humidifier in the room will help too. Did you get a flu shot? ...Read more

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Aching pain under ribcage after eating, sickness and gas. What could these be symptoms of?

Stomach ulcer: Spicy foods can iritate the stomach lining in some patients. Try otc medicines such as famotidine(pepcid) or Omeprazole (prilosec) and an antacid (mylanta or maalox plus) for two weeks. See your doctor if persists. Avoid spices, alcohol, coffee, tobacco and stress. ...Read more

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Constant ache left side about 2" from ribcage/upper stomach area. Sometimes slight stabbing pain. What could be wrong?

Chest pain: It seems more like a costochondritis, but I am a little confused as to the location. This occurs usually about the 4th-6th costochondral junction about 2 inches from the sternum. Try to press and it hurts. And the treatment initially are nsaids like advil (ibuprofen) or alive. Nevertheless, see your doctor to make sure. ...Read more

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Dull pain that radiates for the left side of my chest outwards?

Dull pain that radiates for the left side of my chest outwards?

Multiple Causes: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. You should see a doctor to get more information. ...Read more

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What could cause a constant dull pain in the lower back on the left side? Nothing relieves it.

A muscle pull: Do you exercise? Construction? Any other active activities that involve bending or lifting? See your doc and get an evaluation. As you could need meds and or physical therapy ...Read more

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My son is seven years old and is saying he has a dull pain on his left side. What could this be a result of?

My son is seven years old and is saying he has a dull pain on his left side.  What could this be a result of?

Dozens of things: If this has been going on for a long time, if it's associated with fevers, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, cough, difficulty breathing, or any other symptoms, see your doctor for diagnosis. If it's just an isolated pain and he's otherwise fine, he probably bruised himself or pulled a muscle, so watch and see if he gets better. ...Read more

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I have a dull pain in the left side of my chest, about where the outer edge of the bra cup is. Should I be concerned?

Rib Pain: Ribs can crack with laughing and bear hugs, etc. Pain is increased with breathing and very local and sharp with pressure. If so, get and x-ray. Tender ribs can be Tietze Syndrome which is a tenderness in the cartilaginous part of the rib and can last months. It is exacerbated by rubbing or touching. In that case HANDS OFF! And take some Aleve (naproxen). It will pass. ...Read more

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I notice dull pain on back left side that comes and goes and I believe it's from lifting s/th heavy. Like milk gallon. Active person, why does it happ?

Recurrent back pain: This is probably a recurrent back injury. However, you have to be careful. Particularly, if it continues to come back. I would worry about a kidney stone or infection that can sometimes mimic muscular back pain. also, you have to worry about more serious causes of back pain like spinal cord stenosis.if you are having recurrent back pain for three months or longer go to the doctor ...Read more

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I have dull pain in the left back side of my head that goes away and comes again throught the day. The pain started last night. I am really scared t?

I have dull pain in the left back side of my head that goes away and comes again throught the day. The pain started last night. I am really scared t?

See below: It possible that it 's just a tension headache. But you should better check with your doctor, if it's repeating as you described. You can also try to take an advil (ibuprofen) in a mean time as recommended on the bottle. ...Read more

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What could be a dull pain and pressure in my left side below my ribs?

What could be a dull pain and pressure in my left side below my ribs?

Several things: Upper left abdomen contains spleen, tail of pancreas, splenic flexure of colon, part of stomach, left kidney, left lower ribs and muscles. Costochondritis, strained muscles, trauma to spleen, stomach ulcer or tumor, pancreatitis, problem with left lobe of liver, left kidney infection or stone, left lower lung infection, splenic flexure distention with air from irritable bowel syndrome, to name few. ...Read more

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I have dull pain that comes and goes and moves around on my lower left side, what is this?

I have dull pain that comes and goes and moves around on my lower left side, what is this?

Diverticulitis: The area of the body and the symptoms that you are describing has the potential to be a mild form of diverticulitis. Please consider seeing your health care provider for evaluation and diagnosis ...Read more

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I got a dull, pain in my lower left side of back that radiates to my front. What could this be?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also, could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What causes random chest dull pain left side?

What causes random chest dull pain left side?

Many things : Many causes of chest pain. First of all, you need to talk with your doctor to make sure this is not related to your heart. If it is not, then intestinal and musculoskeletal and lung problems may all cause it. However, it is most important to check the heart first! ...Read more

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I have continuous dull pain on left side of chest?

I have continuous dull pain on left side of chest?

See physician: Usual causes of rib pain are trauma, musculosketal bruise, fx, or muscular strain. Inflammation in anterior cartilage so called costochondritis((viral or traumatic) can cause pain which reproduce by pushing on the involved cartilage in the front of the rib cage. Left chest pain historically associated with heart and gastrointestinal reflux.If fcontinues should see physician ...Read more

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What to do if there's constant dull pain on left side of chest?

Old or New?: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal too respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history & exam, it's impossible to determine the cause of your chest pain. You should make an appointment w/ your primary physician to determine what testing or treatment is needed. IF Its NEW CHEST PAIN WITH EXERTION, YOU SHOULD GO TO THE CLOSEST ER IMMEDIATELY ...Read more