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My left rib hurt off and on?

My left rib hurt off and on?

Osteochonritis: The rib is not bony all the way it attac to the sternum by mens of cartilage , a lot of time that cunction get inflamed and cause the pain, off and on.Some time could acute and some time turn to chrnic conditon.I t happen with people who suffer from asmtha, wieght leffting and other cause. Be carefull some time pain in that area could be heart problems? ...Read more

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Pain in left side near ribs and hurts to move?

Pain in left side near ribs and hurts to move?

Muscle Pain: If this pain is reproducable with movement, then it is most likely muscle-related. The left flank is a strange place for a muscle strain, though. If you've been chopping wood or moving furniture, then i could understand some under-used muscles now being painful. Try some local heat and advil (ibuprofen) to see if those help. ...Read more

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I have a knot below my left ribs that hurts constantly what could it be?

I have a knot below my left ribs that hurts constantly what could it be?

Painful tumor: It is probably one of the painful tumors. You need a biopsy to find out the cause. ...Read more

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My bottom left rib area hurts sometimes, could this be a sign of something serious?

My bottom left rib area hurts sometimes, could this be a sign of something serious?

Yes, See your GP.: This could be bruised skin, muscles or cartilage of the ribs, broken/bruised rib(s) themselves, or some abdominal organ, like splenic problem. See your doctor to get it diagnosed and treated properly. ...Read more

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I have pain on my left lower rib it comes and goes what could cause that may hurt for days and quit for days at a time thank you ?

I have pain on my left lower rib it comes and goes what could cause that may hurt for days and quit for days at a time  thank you

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Are you sure ribs?: If you truly have rib pain, ie, you have pain when you press on the rib cage, it is almost certainly a muscle/skeletal issue. If you don't have actual pain on the rib it may actually be pain in your abdomen-look at a drawing of the abdomen and note the diaphragm, which separates the chest and abdominal cavity, actually rises above the bottom of the ribs. Go see your doctor, it could be serious! ...Read more

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I have pain in my left side under my ribs, and it's close to my back. It hurts to push on and I have sharp pains when stretch. What could this be?

I have pain in my left side under my ribs, and it's close to my back. It hurts to push on and I have sharp pains when stretch. What could this be?

Spleen: The symptoms and location that you describe, are most closely associated with your spleen. You need to go see your family doctor to be thoroughly checked out and treated. ...Read more

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Pain started under right ribs 2 weeks ago. hurt especially when i lay on the right. the pain is now also on the left side. A nagging pain constantly?

Pain started under right ribs 2 weeks ago. hurt especially when i lay on the right. the pain is now also on the left side. A nagging pain constantly?

See GP: You need to see a doctor soon. This can be coming from your stomach, liver or gallbladder. If it is a constant pain then you really need to be seen right away to determine the cause and get treatment. ...Read more

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I thought i broke a rib a week ago but the pain on my left side has gotten worse. It now hurts to lay down and it's worst when I lay on my right side?

I thought i broke a rib a week ago but the pain on my left side has gotten worse. It now hurts to lay down and it's worst when I lay on my right side?

Time to see a Dr.: Perhaps you did break a rib. It's not helpful to guess at why your pain is worse. You need to be examined and may need an x-ray. Please see a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Pls help pain in the lower left rib that comes and goes and radiates to the back sometimes, it's fine if I lay down but sitting it hurts, I'm scared ?

Sounds like a: muscle or rib injury issue, which is dependent on position. I would consider some ibuprofen to try to get rid of it, and if it doesn't work, go see a healthcare provider to get properly diagnosed and treated. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more