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Tenderness and burning under left rib cage?

Tenderness and burning under left rib cage?

Hard to tell: It is difficult to be specific diagnostically when the symptoms are so vague. This could be many different things including musical skeletal, splenic, GI or skin (Shingles). Need more history and perhaps examination to tell but probably not cardiac. I'd recommend a HealthTap video consultation where the history could be augmented or see your primary health care provider for this. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Breastbone Pain (Definition)

The "breast bone" is known as the sternum. Pain in that area can be from local causes, but can also be a sign of cardiac or pulmonary disease and as such pain in that area should be ...Read more


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Pain in left side under ribs?

Pain in left side under ribs?

?abdominal: Gas entrapment may occur in the colon as it turns in the left upper abdomen. Also there could be inflammation in this part of the colon. If this discomfort persists or is recurrent, you should be examined by your physician who will order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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PAin in lleft side under my rib and shoulder blade?

PAin in lleft side under my rib and shoulder blade?

Could B from an--: -ulcer, gall bladder, worst is a PE, or apical lung disease. U need 2 C Ur PCP & B evaluated, as U can C there are many causes. ...Read more

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Pain under the right breast and rib cage?

Pain under the right breast and rib cage?

Muscle/gallbl/shingl: Could be muscular vs. Pleurisy. Could be gallbladder, especially if worse after eating. Could be shingles. Look for rash. May simply be irritation from your bra's underwire. ...Read more

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Right side upper abdomen pain under rib cage causes?

Right side upper abdomen pain under rib cage causes?

Possibilities: Ruq abdomen is home to the liver, gall bladder, small intestines, diaphragm. Gall bladder stones, duodenal ulcer, pneumonia, hepatitis, and sometimes atypical appendicitis can cause RUQ pain. Persistent pain warrants immediate evaluation by doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in the left rib cage under the left breast?

Sharp pain in the left rib cage under the left breast?

Go to ER: Get evaluated by an emergency room physician. ...Read more

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Pain under my left breast and top of rib cage?

Pain under my left breast and top of rib cage?

Best advice anyone -: Can give you would be to get seen ; evaluated by your pcp. Getting anxious about it will not help, but make you more anxious. Pain there could be from a number of reasons. Take some nsaids and see the response. But you must see your pcp urgently. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes pain just under left back and side of rib cage? Dull achy pain.

Let me explain: Two main reasons for pain in that area. 1-urinary tract system. 2- muscular-skeletal system. There are many other reasons but those the most common ones. ...Read more

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Having pains right side under rib cage?

Strain?: Did you lift or strain? This can cause rib/side pains. Are you coughing or short of breath? Think of bronchitis or pneumonia. Are you having nausea, stomach pain or upper back pain? Could be gallbladder. As you can see, there are many possible causes. Use moist heat on the area and take Advil or Tylenol, (acetaminophen) if no better in a couple of days or symptoms worsen, see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain in upper right side under ribs?

Pain in upper right side under ribs?

Be checked: It is likely to be musculoskeletal in nature, but it could also be your gall bladder. If it is not improving you should be evaluated with an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Pain, left side lower rib under arm to upper rib?

See a doc: Some questions just cannot be answered well in a forum like this, especially if your symptoms have literally dozens of possible causes, from completely harmless to very serious. Your doc will need to know how old you are, other illnesses or conditions you have, when you have the pain, what causes it, makes it better etc., you need a visit with a good doctor, not 400 characters or less. ...Read more

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Twisting pain under my left rib cage?

Twisting pain under my left rib cage?

Need more info: Not enough detail to provide reasoned response. Age? Sex? Known medical problems? Current medications? When started? Any injury/trauma/new exercise or unusual straining. Any fever, nausea, cough, URI symptoms, GI symptoms? Previous history of same problem? Worsening activities/movements. Relieving activities/movements/ meds. A shot in the dark without more information or a star trek tricorder. ...Read more

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Can gas cause chest pain under left rib cage and lower armpit area?

It can: It can, but suggest that you get checked that it it is not heart related. ...Read more

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24s old - sharp pain under left breast pain under left side under rib hurts and sharp pain about belly button?

Pains: If you can see your primary doctor within a day that should be OK. If there is any delay please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. You will be examined and labs etc. may be ordered. The Emergency team will keep an eye on you and also discuss your issue(s) with your doctor. All should go well - please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Have sharp pain under my ribs on the left side. Nausea.

Left abdominal: Sharp pain just below the left rib cage is often due to gas entrapment which may be in the left colon or in the actual stomach. If you feel bloated it could be gas. Drinking hot(not boiling) water helps break down the gas and enables it to be passed rectally. Forcing your self to belch only causes more gas buildup. Taking simethicone after meals prevents gas buildup. If symptoms persist see MD ...Read more

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I have left sided pain under my rib cage with burning in left breast and chest pain.

I have left sided pain under my rib cage with burning in left breast and chest pain.

Many causes: Most concerning left sided pain is associated with the heart, but many other causes include trauma, costochondritis, anxiety, stress, gastroesophageal reflux, and sometimes from abdominal organs such as bowel. Stomach , gall bladder, etc. In the chest pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, collapsed lung etc. You should consult physician for physical examination and testing if appropriate. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain under the right side of rib cage?

What causes sharp pain under the right side of rib cage?

Gallbladder: The most common cause would be gallstones. Other possibilities would be ulcer pain, reflux, pancreatitis and some types of liver disease. See your physician and get it checked out. ...Read more

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Dull pian sometimes inside left side rib cage above stomache?

Dull pian sometimes inside left side rib cage above stomache?

Could be GI related: Spleen, colon, ; stomach r located here, so c ur pcp and b checked 4 a cause. In meantime, try an antacid ; c if u get relief. If so most likely GI related, but still needs evaluation. Also pancreas. ...Read more

Side Pain (Definition)

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