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Dr. Robert Killian
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I have noticed a couple of lumps on my left side near my ribs. Could these just be my internal organs?

I have noticed a couple of lumps on my left side near my ribs.  Could these just be my internal organs?

Need Exam: I am sorry to report but i doubt that any of us would just tell you 'yes' without any kind of physical exam. I would advise that you have your physician look at these at your next visit. ...Read more

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Dr. Buck Parker
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Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
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Bottom rib discomfort. Sometimes left side other times right side. Feels like its digging in to organs. Makes it uncomfy to sit up. Any idea?

Bottom rib discomfort. Sometimes left side other times right side. Feels like its digging in to organs. Makes it uncomfy to sit up. Any idea?

Musclulos skeletal: Most likely it is musculoskeletal pain given the fact that it is bilateral and aggravated by exercise ( sit ups). If the condition continues and change its nature , it is prudent to see your doc and to have at least an x-ray ...Read more

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Dr. Buck Parker
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
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What would cause pain on upper left side of body near abdomen under ribs?

What would cause pain on upper left side of body near abdomen under ribs?

Several things: Upper left abdomen contains spleen, tail of pancreas, splenic flexure of colon, part of stomach, left kidney, left lower ribs and muscles. Costochondritis, strained muscles, trauma to spleen, stomach ulcer or tumor, pancreatitis, problem with left lobe of liver, left kidney infection or stone, left lower lung infection, splenic flexure distention with air from irritable bowel syndrome, to name few. ...Read more

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Dr. Shahid Rafique
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Left back pain, sensitive to touch & also rib pain with sensitivity, sensitivity under ribs & stomach numbness in left side of body.What could be wrong?

Left back pain, sensitive to touch & also rib pain with sensitivity, sensitivity under ribs & stomach numbness in left side of body.What could be wrong?

Too General: Your symptoms are too generalized and do not point to any particular system. It could be anything from hypersensitivity of the skin to diseases of the nerves, kidney, lungs or abdominal organ conditions. Please see your pcp and discuss in detail. ...Read more

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Dr. Odell Still
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Left side of body (slightly behind & under rib cage- both in front and behind) has sharp pain while I am sitting, not moving. Should i see a doctor?

Left side of body (slightly behind & under rib cage- both in front and behind) has sharp pain while I am sitting, not moving.  Should i see a doctor?

Yes: The location of the pain causes me a bit of concern - have you had any trauma to the area in the last several weeks? The spleen is in that general area, and it can swell with trauma. Sometimes, this happens over an extended period of time. While there are other things to cause this pain, i would strongly advise getting it checked out! ...Read more

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Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Dr. Prashant Sinha
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I have lipomas on left side of body. One big one in left calf. And one in left rib area. tells me don't worry. But how does he know not liposarcoma?

I have lipomas on left side of body. One big one in left calf. And one in left rib area. tells me don't worry. But how does he know not liposarcoma?

Get it removed : While it is rare for lipomas to turn into liposarcoma, a large lipoma especially on the arms or legs should be removed completely as those locations have a higher risk. Larger lipomas have a higher risk. Sometimes an MRI before surgery can give clues as to the possibility of finding a sarcoma. ...Read more

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Dr. Tony Willson
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Pain on left side of body from calf, shin, hip, bottom of rib cage, hand, forearm, elbow shoulder, neck, and ear worse pain is in the leg.. ?

Pain on left side of body from calf, shin, hip, bottom of rib cage,  hand, forearm,  elbow shoulder, neck, and ear worse pain is in the leg.. ?

Needs workup: You really need to be seen by someone to have these symptoms evaluated. This is not something that can be evaluated through this service. ...Read more

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Dr. Marc Grobman
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Why does my left side of my body under my ribs hurt?

Why does my left side of my body under my ribs hurt?

Pain: This could be from exercise, trauma, abdominal organ illness. You should consult your physician. ...Read more

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