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Im Having Pain On My Left Side Behind My Ribs What Could This Be
There's been a pain on the left side behind my rib cage it's been throbbing nonstop for a month now. What can it be I'm worried?
See a doctor: The area you refer to is where you will find your heart, left lung, and rib cage. Your symptoms could refer to anyone or all these anatomical locations. Based on your interview and examination, your doctor can determine the studies you need to figure out what is wrong and what needs to be done. ...Read more
I turned from my side to my back at night & felt a painful tearing sensation behind my bottom left rib and in awful pain, limited motion now?
Go to ER: Go and get checked, since you are severe pain and difficulty moving. ...Read more
I had a bike accident on 14th may. A car hit from behind and me and wife fell down on left side. Ribs started paining after about 4 days.
Consultation advised: If you are saying that you fell on your left side but didn't develop pain till 4 days later, that would generally indicate that you didn't sustain a rib fracture(which would be very painful on breathing the day of the fall). Where is the location of the pain? Is there any tenderness? Does it hurt to breath? Consider a Health Tap Prime consultation for more specific advice. ...Read more
My rib cage juts out and sinks in noticably on the left side, and the right side it seems like one rib is stuck behind the others. Is this a problem?
Chest wall: There are variations and abnormalities in the way the chest wall forms leading to pectins escavatum or pectus carinatum. Either the breastbone caving in or protruding out, respectively. This can create the look of the chest caving in on one side and jutting out on the other. If it is mild it does not cause any problem however if it is deeply sunken then it can cause restriction of either the heart or the lungs. Please see your primary care physician if you're concerned. ...Read more
Have pain in the left back side behind the ribs when i breath in real good. It is like a sharp sting. What could this mean?
Pleurisy: Could be pleurisy. Pleurisy, also called pleuritis, is an inflammation of the pleura, which is the moist, double-layered membrane that surrounds the lungs and lines the rib cage. The condition can make breathing extremely painful. Pleurisy can a sign of pneumonia or an infection that has irritated the pleura. Or it could be a rib or nerve pain in that area. You should go get a chest X-ray. ...Read more
I have pain under my left front rib for about 3 months now. The pain behind rib — insde side of rib. It located at about 4th or 5th rib from bottom rib.
Rib pain: See a doctor, an x-ray may be needed for further evaluation. ...Read more
Periodical deep pain near a small lump on rib left side of my lower/mid from center of my back and with pain behind ribcage on left side of my back.?
Don't know, but...: Do have this evaluated by your primary care provider. This deserves to take a careful medical history, and doing an exam. Good luck. Lg. ...Read more
I have a severe sharp pain in the lower left side of my abdomen, just behind or maybe in my rib cage. Is there something I can do at home to fix this?
No short answer:
I hope it is a muscular strain and can be helped by heatseveral times a day. In the rib cage would be more in the mid to upper abdomen. I do not like it being a severe sharp pain, if it is other than brief you should seek medical attention.
It could be diverticulitis (an infected pocket in the intestine) and it may be ruptured. ...Read more
I have been getting extreme pain behind my rib cage on the lower left side. It's a daily pain. Fam doc an ER were no help. It's not the rib itself.
Really bad upper back pain behind rib and down the left side what could be the cause of it? Muscles?
Hard to say: Unless you injured it, it would be unusual to have really bad back pain from the muscles in your back. There are many potential causes some of which are musculoskeletal, but some which are not. A kidney infection, known as a pyelonephritis is just one example. Consider being checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Terrible pain in my left side. Sore to move or anything. I can feel a knot or swollen more behind my ribs. Could I have a pulled muscle?
Be seen: If you are in severe pain, I would certainly be seen. It would seem that if you had simply "pulled a muscle" you would have known immediately when you did it. More likely considerations would include pancreatitis, kidney stone, kidney infection nog other possibilities. Be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain on left side of back (behind ribs). When I breathe it hurts, especially when I do a deep breath and having shortness of breath.
Hard to know: This type of pain is usually related to muscle stain in the chest wall, inflammation of the membranes surrounding the lung (usually due to viral respiratory infection, but not always), or due to kidney-related pain (infection or stone). If worsening or just not going away, then a medical assessment is warranted. Use your instinct. ...Read more
Left side of body (slightly behind & under rib cage- both in front and behind) has sharp pain while I am sitting, not moving. Should I see a doctor?
Yes: The location of the pain causes me a bit of concern — have you had any trauma to the area in the last several weeks? The spleen is in that general area, and it can swell with trauma. Sometimes, this happens over an extended period. While there are other things to cause this pain, I would strongly advise getting it checked out! ...Read more
I went to accident and emergency Tuesday they kepteninnfornseveral hours because I have really bad pains in my stomach on the navel and left and right side of it and have aching pain in back behind ribs I've had since Thursday They gave me morphine and
Question cut off: Either re-ask & clarify or consider using HealthTap Concierge or Prime if you are inquiring about a complex issue. ...Read more
I have twitching and stinging pain behind my upper left rib cage just below the breast and on the side. It comes and goes every minute or so. help?
Rib cage pain: Try some anti inflammatories sounds like a muscle problem ...Read more
Dull pain on behind left scapula at the bottom point. And left side of left chest swelling I have had it for the past 2 years 24 7.?
Doctor can evaluate: A person's left chest (nor his right chest) should not swell up for no reason. So, a primary care doctor can evaluate to see what the person is trying to describe. Also, the doctor can check what might be causing the left scapula pain (they may or may not be related). A chest x-ray and other tests might be needed. ...Read more
I keep having this vibration sensation on left side of chest just behind my breast. What could it be... It comes and goes....
Vibration sensation: The sensation can be caused by your heart bumping up against a thin chest wall giving you a funny feeling. Nothing serious. ...Read more
I have chest pain on and off sometimes of left side of chest and tonight behind the sternum. It was so severe. And i really feel fear that i m gona die?
Chest pain: So go see your doctor and be evaluated. C an't tell what the problem is out here. ...Read more
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