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Left Rib And Back Pain
I have painful lump on top of my left rib. And back pain that feels like contractions but my tubes are tied?
Requires examination: And testing: cannot be diagnosed online. Call your physician for an appointment asap. ...Read more
27 male worried about Pancreatic cancer, upper ab discomfort under left ribs, upper/mid back pain, indigestion. Should I be worried? What are chances?
Wait to worry: Pancreatic Cancer typically affects people over the age of 50 years, so it is unlikely to be a cause of your symptoms at your age. Your symptoms may be all due to Acid reflux causing indigestion. You should try taking antacids of one kind or another. You may use one of: Maalox, Zantac, Pepecid or prilosec and try it for one week. If the symptoms go away, then the likely cause is Acid reflux (GERD) ...Read more
Pain from collar bone 2 ribs left hand heaviness back pain since last 6 days. 2 days numbness in left hand and left face.
Left pain parathesia: Did you have any trauma? Could be thoracic outlet syndrome, TMJ, early zoster (though usually lesions would come out by now and usually no numbness-parathesias), and rarely MS, vascular anomaly, mass or lymph node. Follow up with doctor/urgent care for thoracic outlet you will need orthopedic surgeon ...Read more
What could cause nausea, abdominal cramps especially left side under ribs, lower back pain, tiredness and vaginal bleeding? On implanon so periods?
Pain under left rib. Upper left and mid back pain occasional gas and yellowish-brown stool. Worried pancreatic cancer. No stomach pain no fam history?
Don't worry!: It would exceedingly unusual for someone in their 20s to get pancreatic cancer! And there are many more things that cause the symptoms you describe, from irritable bowel syndrome to dietary intolerances to gallbladder inflammation. Talk to your provider. And try to focus on other things! ...Read more
Pain in upper left abdomen under rib and back pain same area blood test came back good for pancreas could it be cancer no jaundice.
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity at tolerated. ...Read more
How do I treat rib and back pain I have two left side ribs causing me not to be able stand erect, lift anything on the right side, and severe pain in lower back, left side at l 2 and 3 vert. I can't sit and type almost in tears it hurts so bad.
This: This degree of pain is unusual for pure musculoskeletal problems to the "ribs" of to the thoracic area. You are not giving much information but I would want to make sure you don't have another problem internally that coulb be causing problems. You need a comprehensive evaluation of your condition with a good review of systems. ...Read more
Can excessive gas cause rib and back pain? Sharp pains under left rib, down left side and mid to upper back. Some burping and flatuence
Yes it can: Excessive gas in the bowels can cause pressure upwards and backwards. Pressure upwards effects the diaphragm which attaches to the ribs. Pressure backwards can impact the back. Drinking warm tea and gently massaging the belly may help move the gas along. ...Read more
Movement?: If worse with movement likely a musculoskeletal injury. If not, could be any one of a number of things. See your doc, go over the details and get examined. ...Read more
I have this sharp back pain that has kept me up since yesterday and it's been bothering me. At first it was on my left (rib) then middle back.?
Myofascial: Hi Jose751 Sharp sudden pains (without injury I hope) that move around could be (from the outside in) skin (look for a rash or a bruise), muscles (tender to touch or move), bones (significant injury), or inner organs (like kidney, spleen, etc). Without temperature or other sx, ok to try anti inflammatory and stretching. If it continues, ER or your practitioner. ...Read more
Pain: Your pain on drinking cold liquid does not sound worrisome. ...Read more
Having pain in my left upper side like under under arm. Feel like in my left ribs. And pain in back on both sides by blades. What can these be?
Axillary/scapula pai: Consider reflux. h pylori gastritis, constipation with gas pain, mycoplasma inflammation with costochondritis rarely may be vascular like dissection (if Marfan's or cocaine use) or pulmonary embolus (check d-dimer for both these rare events). Followup with doctor/ urgent care ...Read more
6 months off/on pain on lower left side of ribs. Left side of back has pain + knots too. Fatty multiple lumps movable. One spot will usually flare up.
Doctor: Too many symptoms for young person. Do you have history of injury, trauma? If not, check your physical activity in gym. And no obvious reason for this, make appointment with a doctor. ...Read more
Left back pain where the rib cage ends, also to the side of the body at the same level. What can it be? It hurts when I make pressure no other symptom
This could be many things - more information would be needed. If there was a strain or lifting - it could be a muscle strain. If fever or cough - could be pneumonia. If fever or symptoms when you pee - could be kidney infection. If a rash around that side of back with blister like lesions it could be shingles. If the pain persists follow up your physician.
Good Luck ...Read more
I'm having this lower left ribs up to my left chest and left shoulder and my upper left back pain, what could this be?
Can be many things: This pain can be myofascial, rib pain, vascular, lung or even due to your GI tract. You should have it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more
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
Chronic lower left back pain. Sudden onset of pain in confide area below the ribs and left of spine. Could this be kidney related?
I did a lot of walking yesterday, And woke up with my entire left side/back rib area sore. Is it related? I have regular back pain daily to, Not this
Knotted left upper back;pain shoots around left ribs as well as left shoulder down into elbowsharp?
Have a medical check:
If this pain is persisting for more than 1-2 weeks and is getting worse, then further testing is indicated. This should include a medical check up by your doctor who may order appropriate tests to find the cause of your pain.
A chest x-ray is the simplest first test. If needed, a ct scan may be the next best test. Bones in the chest, left shoulder area can be another source of pain/should be check. ...Read more
I have middle back pain and pain under my left rib cage. There is an increase in pain when I take a deep breath, what could this be?
Pleurisy: Sounds like it could be pleurisy. If you don't have a rash on your skin that looks like blisters (which would be shingles), this is likely an inflammation of the lining of your lungs. Ibuprofen (if ok with your system) is the treatment of choice. Other possibilities are a pulled ribcage muscle - if that's the case, Ibuprofen is still the treatment. ...Read more
Back pain on left side...Deep...Seem like it comes from under the ribs...Wake up sore in the morning on that side...Car accident 1 year ago?
Pain in my left ribs that gets better when I take ibprufen. I am burping a lot sometimes when I burp takes the pain away. Started with back pain
Think I have a pinched nerve on the left side of my neck. Would I be getting pain when I turn my body to the left in my ribs and also upper back pain?
As a spine specialist, I can say that this is not a typical radiating pattern for cervical nerves.
Other possibilities would be myofascial trigger points, cervical facet referred pain, rib "subluxation/fixation", etc. ...Read more