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Intermittent Upper Left Quadrant Dull Pain Under Ribs
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
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
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
Pain (when having to pee)left upper quadrant of abdomen near lower ribs stabbing and dull type of type no other symptoms Cause?
Non specific: That si not a very specific symptoms, but consider kidney stones specially due to association with peeing. Read more
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
Left chest pain, md says it is not cardiac. Pain described as constant dull pain with intermittent sharp severe pain like lightning. Suggestions?
I would like to ask if I should be concerned about an odd breathing issue and added dull chest pain on upper left quadrant.
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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
I have sharp and dull pain in left side under ribs in front into back usually wake up w it it hurts to move n breathe ts been on n off for few years?
Left lower rib pain: Some times lower part of floating rib hurts. If it has been that long see your dr. Need a good examination. Read more
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