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Doctor insights on: Left Side Rib Pain During Early Pregnancy

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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What is most likely the cause of constant left side rib pain that worsens when swallowing food or liquids??

Pain deglutition: Likely of oesophageal origin;best diagnosed by endoscopy if not specifically related to a historical occurrence or if persistent ...Read more

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Dr says I have slight enlarged spleen but didn't do any tests is this usual I went to see him as I have left side rib pain.

Dr says I have slight enlarged spleen but didn't do any tests is this usual I went to see him as I have left side rib pain.

Splenomegaly: If your spleen is enlarged there must be a reason for it. You should have a blood test called a CBC to check your blood cells, especially platelets. Also a cmp to check your liver function, since an enlarged spleen can sometimes be due to a liver problem. A baseline ultrasound of the abdomen should assess the organs, and often a ct scan is indicated to further examine the vessels to liver, spleen. ...Read more

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I, too, believe I have a pinched nerve that is causing a pinching sensation down my left arm. I also have left side rib pain esp. When coughing or tur?

I, too, believe I have a pinched nerve that is causing a pinching sensation down my left arm. I also have left side rib pain esp. When coughing or tur?

If you're asking...: ...whether the two are related, it's not likely. Also, a "pinched" nerve does not mean you will have "pinching" sensations in the affected limb. That's a misinterpretation of a colloquial term for a compression neuritis/neuropathy or radiculitis/radiculopathy. ...Read more

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I have had rib pain in my upper back for 3 days now it hurts to breathe and to lay flat on my back and on my left side. Should I be worried?

I have had rib pain in my upper back for 3 days now it hurts to breathe and to lay flat on my back and on my left side. Should I be worried?

No: It is muscle spasm due to wrong posture, bedding or pillows. Try to correct that and wait for 1 week. In meantime do brisk walking for 1 hr. May take some warm shower and NSAIDs. don't do any bending or stretching until pain goes away. ...Read more

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Having bad rib pain that moves to the middle and upper rib on left side. I fractured it when I had pnmonia 5 months agoHad an x-ray Dr's sayis ok?

Having bad rib pain that moves to the middle and upper rib on left side. I fractured it when I had pnmonia 5 months agoHad an x-ray Dr's sayis ok?

Left pleuritic pain: Was the X-ray repeated now? If normal then suggest ECG to exclude cardiac disease, and nerve conduction study to exclude intercostal nerve injury. Also consider FBC and SPEP to exclude non benign pathology like myeloma. ...Read more

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I have pain on left side along the ribs more but it's not rib pain. Could it be spleen irritation?

Probably not: Left sided pain is usually caused by large intestine distention with gas. It is called splenic flexure syndrome and usually improves after passing gas. If it is persistent you should see a physician as it could also be your heart or stomach. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has lower back rib pain on the left side. What could cause that?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I am having horrible rib pain on my left side. It's sensitive to touch & move. It pops whenever I breathe out. Have any suggestions?

I am having horrible rib pain on my left side. It's sensitive to touch & move. It pops whenever I breathe out. Have any suggestions?

Costo-chondritis: You may have costo-chondritis. The ribs come together at the end and join with a cartilage joint. Sometimes this joint is pulled apart or injured. It pops and is painful. Treat with anti- inflammatories and or cortisone injections. Rest is good too. ...Read more

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Rib pain on left side feeling nausated but I haven thrown up and unexplained weight loss?

Rib pain on left side feeling nausated but I haven thrown up and unexplained weight loss?

Doctor can evaluate: Such symptoms can be due to a variety of illnesses, from viral infections to stomach acidity, to pancreatic diseases, plus some others... One can start with a primary care doctor, who can get the details and do an exam. The doctor may order some blood, urine, and xray tests, as needed. ...Read more

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Pain in the left side bottom rib, pain is dull but when I press on the area of that rib I can definitely feel discomfort burping alot, constipation?

Pain in the left side bottom rib, pain is dull but when I press on the area of that rib I can definitely feel discomfort burping alot, constipation?

Your symptoms are: Highly atypical for a unifying diagnosis. Therefore it is impossible to provide a diagnosis over the internet. You need to be examined and perhaps have blood work performed to sort this out. Go to a health care provider for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I just got over flu symptoms I had for week. I now have achy rib pain on top left side that hurts to touch. My friend has same pain same too now. Virus?

I just got over flu symptoms I had for week. I now have achy rib pain on top left side that hurts to touch. My friend has same pain same too now. Virus?

One possibility: It wouldn't be fair to try and diagnose you with such little information. However, considering your history above, consider (among other things) musculoskeletal pain (from "coughing attacks"), viral or bacterial pneumonia and pleuritis. Given your symptoms, it would probably be worth a visit to the doctor. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I Randomly get rib pain on my left side this happens maybe 4-5 times a day mostly when I'm sitting down?

Left rib pain: May be reflux from stomach. Or gas from colon (it is that high up), may have food intolerances, avoid alcohol caffeine, energy drinks, smoking, consider trial of ranitidine or prevecid- if not allergic. May be costochondirits (if you press does it hurt?) - rarely cardiac/pericarditis, or lymph nodes. F/u w/ doc urgent care xray would show gas, EKG suggest pericarditis/cardiac ...Read more

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Constant pain in left side of abdomen below rib. Pain started as stabbing on left side on belly button. Randomly feeling pain on lower right abdomen?

Constant pain in left side of abdomen below rib. Pain started as stabbing on left side on belly button. Randomly feeling pain on lower right abdomen?

Nonspecific: Migrating pain could represent excess gas moving through the intestines, or if associated with diarrhea, nausea and vomiting could represent an intestinal infection. Could also be muscle pain if you've been doing abdominal work outs. Best to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation if it's that bad. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have extreme pain on left side just be low rib pain comes when I eat I have lost 22 pounds in 2 months I had a CT scan done it showed nothing?

I have extreme pain on left side just be low rib pain comes when I eat I have lost 22 pounds in 2 months I had a CT scan done it showed nothing?

Keep looking: If your weight loss was unintentional, you need additional testing. An EGD scope procedure and colonoscopy may both be needed if you've not had them. Rarely, gallbladder pain might be felt on the left. ...Read more

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Upper back pain left side arm pain rib pain all on left side for 20 days now. Been experiencing heavy heart beat when lieing down. I'm 19 male?

Upper back pain left side arm pain rib pain all on left side for 20 days now. Been experiencing heavy heart beat when lieing down. I'm 19 male?

Go see your doctor: There are a lot of things that could cause these symptoms. Go see your doctor to examine you and figure out what could be causing yours. It could be things as simple as panic attacks, to things as significant as emergency heart related problems. ...Read more

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Right lower back pain (sometimes left), pelvic pain, sometimes rib pain. No pain during urinating. Sometimes urine dark than normal. Could this be uti?

Right lower back pain (sometimes left), pelvic pain, sometimes rib pain. No pain during urinating. Sometimes urine dark than normal. Could this be uti?

Atypical for UTI: Your pain seems to localize every except for the bladder. For this reason, I am going to suppose that this is not related to a uti. It could be bowel related. Nonetheless, based on the discoloration of your urine and your abdominal pain, a urine test is indicated. Talk to your ob/gyn! ...Read more

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7 days upper back pain, at times extreme. Low energy, sore throat, body stiffness, Left side lower rib pain, body aches?

Pain malaise: Pneumonia, pulmonary embolism are just 2 of several diagnoses that come to mind-you need immediate detailed history and examination ...Read more

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Period missing for nine days left sided pain beneath chest and to the back pregnancy test negative?

Period missing for nine days left sided pain beneath chest and to the back pregnancy test negative?

Missed period: Missed period is not just caused by pregnancy, although, pregnancy is the most common cause of missed period in women of fertile age. A lot of women fail to ovulate and that causes them not to have a period that month. They either get it back next month or they go without one for a while until they start bleeding uncontrollably when the uterus line grows big enough to just slough off on its own. ...Read more

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My veins on chest, stomach and legs are more visible, I have done a pregnancy test its negative, I do have period like pain especially on my left side?

My veins on chest, stomach and legs are more visible, I have done a pregnancy test its negative, I do have period like pain especially on my left side?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does the left side of ribs hurt when I breathe?

Why does the left side of ribs hurt when I breathe?

Costochondritis?: Rib pain with breathing could be due to costochondritis, a rib-cartilage pain that is aggravated by movement. However, other more serious causes include pleuritic pain or heart issues. See your doctor to confirm the cause and to give you a treatment plan. ...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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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more