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Woke with left side pain, near bottom of my ribs. Can feel it front through back. It comes in waves and eases for a bit.

Woke with left side pain, near bottom of my ribs. Can feel it front through back. It comes in waves and eases for a bit.

Gas: The most likely cause is gas in your intestines given the location at the bend of you colon (splenic flexure) and the colicky pattern of pain you describe. It should ease away on its own over the course of the day. If it persists for more than a couple of days or if your symptoms worsen consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Side Pain (Definition)

Side pain = pain / discomfort of the torso ...Read more


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Severe left side pain below ribs above hip going into back. Getting worse?

Severe left side pain below ribs above hip going into back. Getting worse?

Pain: The top thoughts would be kidney stone, some process in left lower long, enlarged spleen, colon problem or muscle wall strain. ...Read more

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I have lower back just below rib cage left side pain. Is this related to my kidneys? Shouldi be scared?

I have lower back just below rib cage left side pain. Is this related to my kidneys? Shouldi be scared?

It could be: Pain from your kidney typically occurs in the flank region, which is located in your lower back just below the ribcage. You should see your doctor for further evaluation and management. ...Read more

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I have back side pain above my ribs on the left hand dide and I feel nausea?

Back pain: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. The team may be able to fully control your symptoms or you might need to be sent to the hospital for care.

Please keep me posted - hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Had left and right side pain just under ribs got doc took gallbladder out good for two days left side pain came back but now with rash on both sides?

Had left and right side pain just under ribs got doc took gallbladder out good for two days left side pain came back but now with rash on both sides?

Too soon to tell: Two days post-op is too early to tell the effect of the operation. Sounds like you could have an allergic reaction to one of your medications. Best to check in with your surgeon and/or primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Nothing sounds specific or dangerous that you have described. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had a total hysterectomy back in July and now I have this constant pain on my left side below rib cage (on side). Pain during/after sex bloating etc?

Referred: That is a common area for pain referred from the area you had surgery. I would make sure your surgeon is aware. The other possibility is you have developed another condition such as gall bladder disease, for example. ...Read more

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Immediate response please no history of heart problems just tight and hurting back hurting really bad some left side pain around rib cage. Home alone?

Immediate response please no history of heart problems just tight and hurting back hurting really bad some left side pain around rib cage. Home alone?

Doctor can evaluate: A person with chest pain symptoms usually has to go to her doctor (or even to the emergency room) to be checked right away for a heart problems, UNLESS there is another convincing reason for chest pain (decided upon by talking with one's doctor). That means not waiting at home to see if it turns into a more serious condition. As the saying goes, "better safe than sorry". ...Read more

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What could be causing my side pain and could it be serious? I a 22 yr old female and have never had any major health problems. For a week now I have had constant pain on my left side going from my ribs to my hip and a little into my lower back. For 2 of t

I'd: I'd be concerned that you may have a kidney stone or some other process involving your genitourinary system on that side. You didn't mention if you had noticed any blood in your urine, pain with urination or any chance that you might be pregnant. I'd advise getting seen by your primary doctor soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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Left side pain in location of spleen under rib cage. Pain increases whenever I lean back or breathe in. Started 3 days ago, same pain level.

Evaluation needed: Three days of this discomfort requires an evaluation by a physician who will take a thorough history and perform a careful physical examination in order to make a diagnosis. Appropriate tests will be ordered. Possibilities include muscular discomfort, spleen or left lower lobe lung pathology, even a pinched intercostal nerve or a rib injury. ...Read more

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Jus came from the ER and the doctor said I have flank all my test came back negetive n my unrine was good but still have side pain n pain on my left rib what flank?

Jus came from the ER and the doctor said I have flank all my test came back negetive n my unrine was good but still have side pain n pain on my left rib what flank?

Flank Pain: Might be referring to "flank pain" which can come from pulled muscles or sore ribs. Organs in that area that can cause flank pain are the kidneys. Sounds like they looked at your urine and blood to try and detect a kidney infection or possible stone. Worsening pain or additional symptoms would warrant a re-evaluation. Family doctor/urgent care are appropriate if not emergency. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Constant pain/burn upper left abdomen under rib cage for at least 6 months now with back/side pain and I will have cold sensation through my abdomen?

See a physician: The area you are mentioning and some of the things you are mentioning could be caused but an ulcer, especially with listing Ibuprofen as a common medication you take, which could cause an ulcer with chronic use. I recommend you see a physician to rule out any cardiac issues first, then rule out a gastric ulcer. Hold off on the Ibuprofen until after you see a physician. ...Read more

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Low back left side pain. Took meds for muscle damage like calcium and vitamins but gtng worse. Restlessness felt under d last rib on left side.

Low back left side pain. Took meds for muscle damage like calcium and vitamins but gtng worse. Restlessness felt under d last rib on left side.

Sounds like muscle: Pull. Calcium might be good for you if you don't get 5 dairy a day but neither will help your muscle! Try gentle stretching, 4 ibuprofen 3 times a day with food, ice or heat 15 min twice a day whichever is best for you. If not getting better get an eval as you might need physical therapy ...Read more

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After h.pyroli treatment feel low rib with shoulder blade pain and feel full left side pain and bitterness in mouth, what test can I do next?

After h.pyroli treatment feel low rib with shoulder blade pain and feel full left side pain and bitterness in mouth, what test can I do next?

See MD: The doctor may want to confirm eradication of H pylori, this can be done in many different ways. Start with proof of success of treatment and then take it from there. Best of health to you ...Read more

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Upper left side pain at bottom of rib gage from middle to back, very sore to touch but no bruising or redness their. It's constant pain no injury?

Shingles?: Sounds like shingles - a herpes zoster virus inflammation. A resurgence from an old chickenpox infection. It's possible to have the pain symptoms without the skin rash. Do see a clinician to see if this shingles assessment is correct & to start treatment. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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If a person had pancreatic cancer that is causing left side pain (under the rib cage) and back pain, should you be experiencing weight loss too?

Pancreatic Cancer: Unfortunately even in this era of tremendous advances in oncology field pancreatic cancer is still a gruesome diagnosis. The most common symptom is jaundice and pain is rather rare and can be associated with very advanced disease with significant weight loss.
Pain is more often associated with pancreatitis and specific tests should be done to rule out inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). ...Read more

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Left side pain, numb, chest pain, back pain?

See your doctor: 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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Chest pain left side near heart felt when I laugh move sometimes lay on that side pain felt in arm and back bone on left side. Sharp pain?

Musculoskeletal: Anything that hurts worse with movement is usually in the muscles or joints. This could be a rib strain or costochondritis. Either way, an anti-inflammatory (advil (ibuprofen) or aleve) may help. ...Read more

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Intermittent left side pain for 8 months. Neck, shoulder, shoulder tip, shoulder blade, arm, elbow, hand, fingers. Occasional upper chest, sternum pain. Help?

Cervicalgia: I would recommend a through evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. Evaluation and radiographic studies will be needed to elucidate the source of your pain. ...Read more