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Doctor insights on: Intermittent Upper Left Quadrant Dull Pain Under Ribs

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I have a dull pain that comes and goes in my right upper quadrent under my rib cage I had x rays done at ER it's not my gull bladder or a blood clot?

I have a dull pain that comes and goes in my right upper quadrent under my rib cage I had x rays done at ER it's not my gull bladder or a blood clot?

Pain in the side!: Ruq pain can come from a variety of different sources. Gall bladder is a common source however but one of many possibilities. Xray surely isn't going to decipher if the pain is gallbladder related. Ultimately you would need to get an ultrasound of your gallbladder. Other things that can cause RUQ pain include, pleurisity, trauma, hepatitis, musculoskeletal. Read more

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Could fatty liver that is borderline enlarged cause chest wall pain or rib pain? I am aching in my right kidney area and sore when you push. No UTI or kidney problems

Could fatty liver that is borderline enlarged cause chest wall pain or rib pain? I am aching in my right kidney area and sore when you push. No UTI or kidney problems

No: Fatty liver does not usually cause enlargement -- if your liver is enlarged you need to be evaluated for other cause such as subacute alcoholic hepatitis or others -- and the pain in the right flank may also be caused by other musculoskeletal problem. Read more

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Bilateral rib pain under breasts, 2 months postpartum, aching burning discomfort, xyphoid process tender?

Bilateral rib pain under breasts, 2 months postpartum, aching burning discomfort, xyphoid process tender?

Chest pain: There are many possible causes for rib pains. If you are breast feeding I might be concerned for potentially developing mastitis. It could also be pulled muscles from holding baby or something more serious with your heart or lungs. If it continues after rest, taking Tylenol or ibprofen, heating pad OR if you have a temperature over 100 degrees F, go to your doctor for an exam Read more

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Having weird dull ache on upper left quadrent of stomach and chest. What should I do?

Having weird dull ache on upper left quadrent of stomach and chest. What should I do?

See physician: 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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Left chest pain, md says it is not cardiac. Pain described as constant dull pain with intermittent sharp severe pain like lightning. Suggestions?

Left chest pain, md says it is not cardiac. Pain described as constant dull pain with intermittent sharp severe pain like lightning. Suggestions?

Chest Pain: Does it hurt you anywhere on yr left chest on touch? What activities cause you pain? Any EKG? Likely muscular or costochondritis if cardiac work up is negative. Read more

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Upper left quadrant dull pain when to go to er?

Upper left quadrant dull pain when to go to er?

Pain: When pain becomes unbearable, it associates nausea/ vomiting, fever or chills. If pain appears chronic, coming and going, best will be to study its behavior, circumstances and call your doc for an office visit. Read more

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I ve had the paragard IUD for about 7 months no problems until now the past week or two I have a dull pain in my left lower quadrant it feels as thoug?

I ve had the paragard IUD for about 7 months no problems until now the past week or two I have a dull pain in my left lower quadrant it feels as thoug?

See your gyn: U need an ultrasound, exam and cultures u may have an infection, or a cyst, and u wnat to make sure u are not pg and have an ectopic preg in the tube. Read more

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I am a 45 yr old female haveing left upper quadrant dull pain on and off for about 2 hours now what could this be?

I am a 45 yr old female haveing left upper quadrant dull pain on and off for about 2 hours now what could this be?

Hard to say!: There is no sure way to diagnose the source of abdominal pain because the nerves there are not too smart. They don't say "Hey, this is your liver & I'm hurting! (or kidney, gall bladder, or stomach) Nerves are smarter elsewhere (When you hit your finger, your little finger does tell you it is very upset and hurt! You have specific finger pain, not vague arm pain. If worsens, fever, vomiting: ER Read more

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Dull pain in left and right lower abdominal quadrant. What can I take to relieve the pain. It is not serious with no other side effects.

Depends: I am glad this seems not to be serious to you. One suggestion can be using over the counter meds like acetaminophen, or ibuprofen: however, both of these meds may cause problems or may not be a good choice depending on your medical history. Such pain can be from benign things like constipation, but more serious problems can also start this way. Especially at age 81, if the pain continues, be seen. Read more

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I have a weird dull pain between my left rib cage and skin, I feel it if I am leaning to the left..

I have a weird dull pain between my left rib cage and skin, I feel it if I am leaning to the left..

Nerve compression?: You may be compressing a thoracic nerve where it exits the spine. But if it's a progressive problem you may need some testing. Read more

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I have an achey, dull pain in the upper left area of my back and the side of my ribs. Could it be from coughing too much since I have a cold?

I have an achey, dull pain in the upper left area of my back and the side of my ribs. Could it be from coughing too much since I have a cold?

Yes: You may have strained the muscles in between your ribs from coughing repeatedly. If the pain persists you may want to see your pcp. Sometimes this pain may be from the pleura (the lining around your lungs) as well. Read more

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My left ribs are swollen and it is very uncomfortable to touch or when I lie down on my side. Sometimes I experience a dull pain. What could it be?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. Read more

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Hey, I have had a pain Under my left Rib. I can pinpoint the spot, it's a very small area. It is a dull pain but can sometimes be sharper. I feel pressure in the area where it hurts whenever it doesn't hurt?

Hey, I have had a pain Under my left Rib. I can pinpoint the spot, it's a very small area. It is a dull pain but can sometimes be sharper. I feel pressure in the area where it hurts whenever it doesn't hurt?

Not serious: The symptom doesn't suggest a serious problem. Possibly a slight chest wall strain or minor irritation. If you have no other medical problems, an OTC analgesic like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Aleve will help. As always, if the pain persists for a number of weeks you should follow up with your physician for a more specific diagnosis. Read more

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Dull pain right below my left rib cage when I exhale deeply, what could this be?

Could be muscle pain: Depending upon how long it has been bothering you and if you hurt yourself or not it could be muscular in origin if it just started you could use heating pad and see if it goes away. If it does not go away soon, contact your physician so he can make a diagnosis. I hope this helps. Read more

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I have a discomfort just on or under my lowermost left rib towards the waist which upon pressing feels like mild dull pain. Prominent in morning?

I have a discomfort just on or under my lowermost left rib towards the waist which upon pressing feels like mild dull pain. Prominent in morning?

See your MD: This could be due to several causes but should not be ignored. It could be a problem with your rib or underlying internal organs. I would meet with your internist for an exam, lab studies and imaging to include an x-ray and possible ultrasound or ct or mri. Read more

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I started getting a dull pain under my left rib cage its a come and go pain, usually when im done eating and sitting down. Please help. Thank you?

I started getting a dull pain under my left rib cage its a come and go pain, usually when im done eating and sitting down. Please help. Thank you?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the pancreas or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. Read more