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I have a pain in my left side rib area it it come and goes and it hurts when I breath deep what could it be?

I have a pain in my left side rib area it it come and goes and it hurts when I breath deep what could it be?

Several: Any trauma or falls?
Unusual increased activity? Bailing hay etc!
clotting or bleeding issues?

Most likely musculoskeletal but pleurisy from pneumonia or pe can mimic.
Local heat, tylenol-- if not better quickly be examined and get x-ray. ...Read more

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Left side rib cage hurts when taking breath?

Trauma?: It can range from a fractured rib to irritation of the pleural cavity caused by inflammation or infection.
Get diagnosed. ...Read more

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Busted rib type pain in left side? Hurts to breath

Strain, fracture?: It is rare to fracture a rib without trauma, so you probably have a strain of the intercostal muscles, which are the muscles between the ribs. This can be very painful. The pain could also be referred from inside the chest, which tends to be more of a sharp pain.
Rib strains can take weeks to resolve, but will improve with time. If it is not getting better you should have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Hi, am Haben am feeling a pain @ my left back side of my ribs it hurts when I breath in, when I try to get up from where I slept.

Hi, am Haben am feeling a pain @ my left back side of my ribs it hurts when I breath in, when I try to get up from where I slept.

Wrist pain: Are the symptoms new and do they cause you discomfort? Common causes for the wrist to click are the tendons of your wrist that go over your radial and ulnar styloids, the points you can feel at the ends of these bones, can act as a " guitar pics " and strum your tendons. My wrist makes that sound too. However, it does not hurt me. ...Read more

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I have a pane under my ribs on the left side. It hurts to tack a deep breath.

Chest pains: Regardless the cause, could be only muscle pain. However, pain in your chest with the symptoms you have described is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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Pain on left side around ribs, kinda hurts when taking a deep breath?

Pleurasy: This symptom can range from chest trauma to a like threatening pulmonary embolism and many in between, best to see your primary care doctor for this to find the cause ...Read more

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What does it mean when you take a deep breath and you hurt behind your ribs on the left side?

Sounds like: Pain due to slipped rib syndrome or rib dysfunction, or costochondritis. Try some otc ibuprophen for a few days and see your doctor for physical exam and treatment options. ...Read more

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I have pain on left side of my body inside my rib cage, hurts when I lay on left side, breath sometimes and after I eat, what could it be?

I have pain on left side of my body inside my rib cage, hurts when I lay on left side, breath sometimes and after I eat, what could it be?

Inflammation or GERD: Most likely costochondritis (inflammation of the cartilage in the chest wall) or GERD. Could also be related to heart & lung disease, so I recommend seeing a physician. ...Read more

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I've been having pain on the left side inside my rib cage, hurts a lot right after I eat, when I lay on it, sometimes when I breath, what is it?

I've been having pain on the left side inside my rib cage, hurts a lot right after I eat, when I lay on it, sometimes when I breath, what is it?

Could be gas pains: Make sure to do a complete food allergy panel to see what you may be allergic to that you're unaware of that you're eating that's producing this excess gas, and showing up under your rib cage as pain. That would shed more light as to what you're eating that may be causing your current problem. If that's not the case, Then you can look elsewhere. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my lower left side when I breath in. Below the lower tip of my left rib. Just randomly started out of nowhere. Hurts morewhenibreathdeep?

Sharp pain in my lower left side when I breath in. Below the lower tip of my left rib. Just randomly started out of nowhere. Hurts morewhenibreathdeep?

Sounds like slipped: Rib. See an osteopathic physician or a physical therapist if the problem persists. Try swimming or hanging on the pull-up bar while taking deep breaths. May help. ...Read more

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Why is it whenever I cough or breath hard, the left side of my ribs hurt. Why?

Why is it whenever I cough or breath hard, the left side of my ribs hurt. Why?

Chest pain: Pain with breathing is pleurisy. Many different causes and sometimes no clear reason why it is occurring. Forceful coughing can lead to pleuritic pain which can be unilateral or bilateral. Infections and musculoskeletal injuries can cause and mimic (respectively) pleuritic pain. ...Read more

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Had on and off pain in right side chest and upper back, today am having pain left side hurts when breath in around rib area what can this be?

Had on and off pain in right side chest and upper back, today am having pain left side hurts when breath in around rib area what can this be?

Need more info: To determine if you have an acute respiratory problem like pneumonia, history of fever and other symptoms like cough and poor appetite is important. In absence if these, one can consider other causes of inflammation such as asthma or pleurisy. For now you can take anti inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen 400 mg every 6-8 hrs for 2-3 days. If still not improved. Pl get examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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Fell and hit my left side up under Lt. Arm and chest. Ribs hurting and hurts to breath. What do in moderat to sever pain?

Fell and hit my left side up under Lt. Arm and chest. Ribs hurting and hurts to breath. What do in moderat to sever pain?

Go to ER: Need to be seen in ER or urgent care- you need an X-ray. It could be as simple as a soft tissue contusion but need to evaluate for rib fractures, collapsed lung etc ...Read more

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Stabbing Pain in upper ribs left side not constant but keeps returning and hurt to take deep breaths, what could this indicate?

Stabbing Pain in upper ribs left side not constant but keeps returning and hurt to take deep breaths, what could this indicate?

Rib dysfunction?: Sounds like the common presentation for a rib dysfunction, ie the rib gets 'knocked out of whack'. This problem often presents with pain (often sharp or severely achy & worse with deep inhalation or exhalation.) it's easily treatable by osteopathic manipulation, if it is the cause. A proper history & osteopathic hands-on exam might be able to determine the exact cause. Manipulation may fix it. ...Read more

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I've had a pain just under my left rib cage that hapowns wgen I take a deep breath. Abd iuf I sleep on that side it hurts til for the first few minutes?

I've had a pain just under my left rib cage that hapowns wgen I take a deep breath. Abd iuf I sleep on that side it hurts til for the first few minutes?

Positional and mechanical influences on the diaphragm.: If the pain is fleeting, you likely have pressure from your abdomen, on the diaphragm. You can decrease that pressure by eliminating carbonated drinks, excessive caffeine use, and increased water/fibrous foods, like raw fruits and vegetables. Particularly a dark green salad at night time Will help move stomach and intestinal contents while you're sleeping. Dinner should always be your lightest meal! ...Read more

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When I take a deep breath, my rib cage hurts on the left side. It feels like I got punched in the ribs. What can that be?

It depends: The differential diagnosis is wide. It could be something like a rib fracture or costocondritis. Other serious conditions like heart disease or pleuritic chest pain can also cause this. Alternatively, it could be something related to the esophagus although less likely. You need some tests or diagnostic work up to find out the cause. ...Read more

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I have had this internal pain under my rib cage on the left and right upper side, it hurts when I breath n move certain ways on liver side not lungs?

I have had this internal pain under my rib cage on the left and right upper side, it hurts when I breath n move certain ways on liver side not lungs?

Pleurisy?: This may be as simple as a sprained rib cage or an inflammation in the lung lining. If this has been present for more than a week and not improving, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have sharp pains in my left rib cage up to my left neck, & it hurts when I take deep breaths it comes and goes on both sides. Are my ribs broken?

I have sharp pains in my left rib cage up to my left neck, & it hurts when I take deep breaths it comes and goes on both sides. Are my ribs broken?

Unlikely: Unlikely fracture as clear cut trauma usually required. More likely costochondritis. Heat beneficial as are otc antinflamatories. If persists see physician. ...Read more

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I found a painful little lump under my left rib cage and now its creating pain throughout my entire left side and now it hurts when I take deep breath?

Muscle spasm?: Sounds like a spasm of one of the chest wall muscles. Try rubbing it, or applying a heating pad. Can also try topical agent such as Myoflex cream or aspercreme. Does not sound like a hernia due to location. If severe and unrelenting, may need to go to the ER for a more complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain under left side ribs. Hurts more when taking deeper breaths and while moving. What could be causing this and what is a good home remedy to cure?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. What you described suggests musculo-skeletal pain. You may take an over the counter pain medication as needed. If it does not disappear in 3-4 weeks, it would be prudent to see a doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Sharp and tender feeling in left side of rib, feels swollen, might be bruised? When I take a deep breath, it hurts alot.

Sharp and tender feeling in left side of rib, feels swollen, might be bruised? When I take a deep breath, it hurts alot.

Chest pain: This may be intercostal muscle pain. A frustrating, non-serious sharp chest pain. Usually with deep breath, or cough. Indomethacin is good for this. It hurts a lot because these muscles have a linning, called pleura, on the inside of muscle that have sensitive nerves which produces this type of pain. Having said this, if in doubt always see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on left side of back (behind ribs). When I breath it hurts, especially when I do a deep breath and having shortness of breath.

I have a sharp pain on left side of back (behind ribs). When I breath it hurts, especially when I do a deep breath and having shortness of breath.

Hard to know: This type of pain is usually related to muscle stain in the chest wall, inflammation of the membranes surrounding the lung (usually due to viral respiratory infection, but not always), or due to kidney-related pain (infection or stone). If worsening or just not going away, then a medical assessment is warranted. Use your instinct. ...Read more

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I've had pain underneath the left side of my ribs on the inside towards my stomach for the last 2 days. It hurts to move left and right and to breath.

I've had pain underneath the left side of my ribs on the inside towards my stomach for the last 2 days. It hurts to move left and right and to breath.

Many possibilities: This sounds like something may be irritating your diaphragm and could be above or below. No way to determine this without an exam and possibly some imaging studies. See a doctor asap. ...Read more

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When I take a heavy breath my left back side where my lungs and ribs are hurt like a sore really painful feeling, can you please tell what's happenin?

See your doctor: Pain in the back of the chest, when taking a deep breath, can be caused by several conditions. The ribs or muscles might be sore, but they should also be sore when you push on the spot. The lining of the lung ("pleura") may also be inflamed, and this is usually a sharper kind of pain. It would be wise to let your doctor examine you and possibly order tests to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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I am having very sharp pains under left side rib cage all the way up to my shoulder it hurts to breath I had chest xrays and an EKG what else could i?

Inflammatory: Sharp pain that is worse with a deep breath (pleuritic), is generally inflammatory. This may be simple pleurisy, pneumonia, pericarditis, or costochondritis. A blood clot to the lung may also present this way (pulmonary embolus). ...Read more

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I have pectus excavatum and 3-4 fused ribs on my left side. I get unbearable pain to where it hurts to breath. Any ideas to what's going on?

I have pectus excavatum and 3-4 fused ribs on my left side. I get unbearable pain to where it hurts to breath. Any ideas to what's going on?

See your doctor: Such pain is not normal. It may or may not be related to the pectus excavatum or ribs. See your doctor. If you cannot catch your breath, you should go to urgent care or an emergency room. ...Read more

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I have a splenic artery aneurysm and having pain under my ribs on left side and it hurts to move but not touch or breath its 15mm by 10 mm, what to do?

I have a splenic artery aneurysm and having pain under my ribs on left side and it hurts to move but not touch or breath its 15mm by 10 mm, what to do?

Small: The pain is unlikly to be related

options:
observe with ct
if pregnant or planning, intervention by catheter or surgery.
If it expands surgery or intervention.
Any others!
any family history.
See vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Pain below my ribs on the left side for 2 days, I can't take a deep breath because it hurts worse when I breathe too deep. When I burp it hurts extremely bad! I have very bad congestion and a cough, not sure if it's related?

Pain below my ribs on the left side for 2 days, I can't take a deep breath because it hurts worse when I breathe too deep. When I burp it hurts extremely bad! I have very bad congestion and a cough, not sure if it's related?

Could be related: The complaints sound consistent with pleurisy which is inflammation of the lining round the lung. One of the more common causes of pleurisy is infection and most commonly viral in nature. Pneumonia also a common cause but many times that is associated with fevers, cough, and mucous. Anti inflammatories like Advil or Aleve can be helpful. It would be a good idea for a medical provider to look at u ...Read more