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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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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?

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. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
27 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
27 years in practice
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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?

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. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
47 years in practice
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What would cause pain on upper left side of body near abdomen under ribs?

Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
47 years in practice
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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. Miguel Attias
Board Certified, Pain Management
17 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Miguel Attias
Board Certified, Pain Management
17 years in practice
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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?

Many things, but...: A left kidney infection is possible if your symptoms are associated with fever or urinary symptoms. A kidney stone is another possibility and pain would be colicky. Intercostal neuralgias and shingles could cause symptoms more similar to what you describe. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Odell Still
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Odell Still
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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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?

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
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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I have nerve pain only on left side of body, ranging from neck, down arm into fingers, into sternum, under rib, into buttocks and down leg. Causes?

Dr. Diane Minich
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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I have nerve pain only on left side of body, ranging from neck, down arm into fingers, into sternum, under rib, into buttocks and down leg. Causes?

Spinal stenosis: In the cervical region, tumor or other causes so see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Board Certified, Rheumatology
36 years in practice
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I'm having sharp pain in ribs on left side of body when taking deep breaths?

Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Board Certified, Rheumatology
36 years in practice
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Pleurisy: Pleurisy from trauma, fracture, blood clot, lung collapse, lupus to be considered. ...Read more

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Dr. Prashant Sinha
Board Certified, General Surgery
14 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Prashant Sinha
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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?

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
Board Certified, Family Medicine
12 years in practice
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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.. ?

Dr. Tony Willson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
12 years in practice
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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.. ?

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
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
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Why does my left side of my body under my ribs hurt?

Dr. Marc Grobman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
124K people helped
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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