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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

Side Pain (Definition)

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


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Can a ovarian cyst cause lower rib cage pain? I think I have a cyst but an experiencing different pain this time. VERY bloated, some left side pain and pain under my left rib cage. I also have pcos if that helps any.

Can a ovarian cyst cause lower rib cage pain? I think I have a cyst but an experiencing different pain this time. VERY bloated, some left side pain and pain under my left rib cage. I also have pcos if that helps any.

Ovarian cyst: An ovarian cyst would have to be extremely large to cause lower rib cage pain. Consider seeing a doctor for an exam to help determine the cause of your pain. Left sided pain with bloating could indicate a color or GI disorder ...Read more

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Hi I'm having right side pain under rib cage and lower back pain that is releaved when I have a bowl movement. I'm also have nausea.

Hi I'm having right side pain under rib cage and lower back pain that is releaved when I have a bowl movement. I'm also have nausea.

Start with water: Try to increase water intake and maybe also fiber intake to get a more even consistency to your stool. If having regular bowel movements results in minimization of the discomfort then this was the problem. If symptoms persist then you probably need to see your doctor in order to evaluate for other things like gallbladder problems. ...Read more

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Severe pain in back almost into my side radiating to the front. Right side...pain is right about where the rib cage begins. Especially when sitting?

Injured lower back?: That would be the most likely cause with what limited history you have given. The nerves to that area originate in the lower back ...Read more

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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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Sever left side pain around rib cage for about a week constant ongoing never ending very sharp shooting and staving pain?

Sever left side pain around rib cage for about a week constant ongoing never ending very sharp shooting and staving pain?

Need Work Up: Severe left-sided pain around the rib cage could indicate a problem in any of the following areas: stomach and gas, cardiac, lung-related, musculoskeletal, intestinal, pancreas and less likely spleen. Given the constant and unremitting nature of your pain, I would suggest an urgent evaluation, possibly with ultrasound and routine bloodwork to start. ...Read more

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Right side pain and under front rib cage on that side had stinging pain today like I had splinters in my shirt but did not very tender to touch as wel?

RUQ Pain Ddx: Your doctor would need more information from you to be able to better help you and find the cause of your pain. The pain described here may be stemming from. .. ...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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Having right side pain under rib cage down to my belly button hurts to move?

Having right side pain under rib cage down to my belly button hurts to move?

Seek medical help: It can be your GallBladder/liver/pancreas/ rt colon.......delay may be dangerous. ...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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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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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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What can be source of left side pain/flank that is worsening? Radiates to rib cage (left to right) most severe when lying down neg CT w/contrast

What can be source of left side pain/flank that is worsening? Radiates to rib cage (left to right) most severe when lying down neg CT w/contrast

Many things: The negative ct scan has eliminated many disorders such as kidney stones, pancreatitis, abscesses, or intra-abdominal bleeding. There are many other possibilities that ct scan of the abdomen will not see, such as spinal disorders, musculo-skeletal abnormalities, or shingles. You should be re-evaluated by your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...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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Experiencing cold chills on both thighs along with tingling right side pain from under rib cage to hip. Had gallbladder removed 15 years ago same pain?

Rib pain: You should have a follow up with your internist or gastroenterologist. They will perform blood testing and a abdominal ultrasound to determine if you have a common bile duct stone. ...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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I have severe right side pain under rib cage (feel it in my stomach and back) and in pelvic area. Numbness/tingling in right leg and ongoing spotting. This has been going on for over a year. Last year they did blood work and my ALT/AST were extremely elev

Stoch pain: Hi there,
The symptoms you describe are interesting. Areas to rule out are
1) gallbladder, upper right sided pain
2) pancreas central abdominal pain, radiating to the back
3) Liver.

You need to get some lab tests to find out what is going on. : ast, alt, ggt, ldh etc. Lipids, etc

What I would be worried about most is your pancreas, and your hormone levels. These are the first things 2 check ...Read more

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Started out feeling like a side ache for the first day. Then I got sharp pains when breathing in my lower left rib cage area. Hurts to lay on sides.?

Started out feeling like a side ache for the first day. Then I got sharp pains when breathing in my lower left rib cage area. Hurts to lay on sides.?

See your physician.: What you are describing sounds like pain related to the muscles or bones of the ribs, which resolves with rest and over the counter pain medication. But I recommend seeing your physician who can do a full history and physical exam to make sure there is a not a different specific cause that needs attention. ...Read more

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What could cause my left side ache and throb and. Under rib cage could it be my liver?

What could cause my left side ache and throb and. Under rib cage could it be my liver?

Anatomy: The liver is under your right breast. It is not on the left side and thus could not be the cause of left abdominal pain. On the left is the colon, spleen, pancreas and stomach. ...Read more

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Palpation (Definition)

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