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Doctor insights on: Left Side Pain Under Breastbone And Ribs

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Dr. James Lin
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Breastbone Pain (Definition)

Chest pain at the breastbone (the sternum) is a common complaint. Many of the ribs attach to the breast bone, and if these attachments are irritated for any reason (as during growth in puberty or after excessive sports activities), a ...Read more


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Left side pain under rib cage, should I be worried?

Left side pain under rib cage, should I be worried?

If splenomegali-Yes: If no splenomegaly can be due to overexertion. ...Read more

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Left side pain under rib cage age 20 female gets worse when coughing should I take 2nd doses of antibiotics or go be seen?

Left side pain under rib cage age 20 female gets worse when coughing should I take 2nd doses of antibiotics or go be seen?

Be seen.: The possible causes are many and include broken rib, pneumonia consolidation, post-tussive syndrome etc. i recommend a clinical examination and a chest x-ray before taking more antibiotics. In the meanwhile, add a topical agent such as a menthol rub or "Olbas oil." ...Read more

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I am having severe upper left side pain under rib cage now for over two months, also now swollen left gland in neck. Should I goto the hospital?

I am having severe upper left side pain under rib cage now for over two months, also now swollen left gland in neck. Should I goto the hospital?

These may not be: These may not be related. You need to see your physician and not go to the hospital. It will save a lot of money staying out of the ER. Your evaluation will be to see if the two are related, may incude imaging including a chest film and possibly a CT or MRI ...Read more

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Doc said I have constipation am convinced its cancer (left side pain & under left rib) X-ray/bloods/urine all came bk fine, would they know?

Doc said I have constipation am convinced its cancer (left side pain & under left rib) X-ray/bloods/urine all came bk fine, would they know?

Colonoscopy: If your X-Ray was not a barium enema, a diagnosis of colon cancer has not been disproven. I don't know if your symptoms warrant an examination for colon cancer. If you do need such an examination, a competently performed colonoscopy will definitively rule out colon cancer. ...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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Have left side pain under ribs/abdo & in front of hip/ovary. Side pain worse when i bend over. Ct scan shows nothing but one enlarged chest lymph node?

Non-specific: The description you give is too vague to make any immediate diagnosis from. You need to continue seeing the doctor and having this evaluated. ...Read more

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24f sharp lower left side pain between ribs and hip! constant!?

Get a physical!: New onset sharp left sided abdominal pain can have many etiologies. Without a physician history and examination, it is hard to guess the cause. Musculoskeletal pains, constipation, kidney infection, enlarged spleen, diverticulitis among possibilities.... ...Read more

Side Pain (Definition)

Side pain is a symptom in which a person has aches and pains on the right and/or left sides of his body, usually referring to the sides of the chest and abdomen. Pains in the side can be due to rib problems, ...Read more