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Organs On Left Side Under Rib Cage
I have been experiencing pain on my left side under rib cage area. What could it possibly be linked to?
Multiple things: Many things can cause discomfort under your rib cage. Questions such as what is the characteristic of the pain and what makes it better may help your physician arrive at a diagnosis. See a doctor if you are concerned about this discomfort. ...Read more
What would cause pain in the left side under rib cage. It is consistently coming every 5 or so minutes and lasting 10-15 seconds.?
GI spasms?: "stomach pain" can be caused by lots of things & may indeed originate outside the GI tract. Further evaluation is in order before anyone can answer "what to do." your doctor will want to re-examine you as well as know the quality, timing, duration, location, & associations (eating, position, activity, stooling, urinating) of your pain to better direct the next appropriate testing. ...Read more
Monitor: The usual cause of superficial lump is lypoma. Rarely could it be a small bony growth or neuroma. A lypoma is usually painless, freely mobile, and remains stable over time. Bone spur is hard, fixed and tender on palpation. Neuroma may or may not painful but usually fixed. Just monitor for changes in size, superficial ulceration, changes in color and if any suspicious change talk to PCP. ...Read more
See your physician.: See your family doctor or internist, so that he/she can assess the "lump", and order any potential diagnostic studies to determine what it may be. It can be anything from an inflammed muscle, to some type of a mass. ...Read more
Having problems on the left side under rib cage. Hurts when I breathe and when I lean forward. Pains have been going in and out?
I have a burning pain that has went from my right side to my left side, under rib cage. I recently had to lift a pt in and out of bed. Siatica?
Sounds like a muscle strain. Lifting patients alone in and out of bed can be difficult and can cause injury to you if you are not lifting correctly or lifting too heavy a weight. Seek evaluation from your medical provider. You can also try taking ibuprofen to see if the pain resolves or changed.
Sciatica is pain that runs down the legs caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve. ...Read more
Lower left side under rib cage discomfort radiating to back with bloating & gas, recently started exercising & lost 23 lbs what could this be?
Left fib cage pain: The left lower rib cage area contains stomach. Sleep and lungs. The bloating and gas suggests gastritis or peptic ulcer disease. Inflammation of pancreas is a possiblity. Does not appear to be pleurisy or pneumonia. Advise evaluation by a physician for physical exam and further work up. ...Read more
What could a sudden sharp and quick pain on left side under rib cage that radiates the same throbbing pain in my left pelvic area be? 32 yo woman
It depends: More information would help. If it persists, it could be a kidney stone. ...Read more
Been having discomfort in left side under rib cage. Feel dizzy and low bp. When eating feels like full after not eating much. Don't have gallbladder.?
Emergency care: Seek urgent/emergency department careGet a more detailed answer ›
Hello I have a burning sensation on left side under rib cage along with nausea and a fever of 101?
Get evaluated: Fever, vomiting and worsening pain are all serious symptoms that warrant evaluation at your local health care facility or a call to your doc with directions. Possible organs involved include lung, spleen, gallbladder, stomach, esophagus and diaphragm. Could be a viral infection of another type of infection. Don't delay, ask a friend or family to go with you. ...Read more
Have fissures and narrow canal. Colonoscopy 2/4/16 Now have Dull pains in left side under rib cage and shoulder pain? Bad pain comes and goes
Pain under ribs: Hello ~ I note you had a colonoscopy on 2/4/16 and now have pain under rib cage and shoulder pain. A rare complication of colonoscopy is rupture of the colon and more so if there is inflammatory bowel disease. If you perforate the colon you would get air in abdomen and it will rise to under diaphragm giving you pain you are getting. Go back to GI doc and have this checked thx ...Read more
Pain upper left side under rib cage, and lower back & stomach. Feels bloated like need to urinate but not much there.
Splenic flexure: Syndrome: warm air (abdominal gas) rises under the left upper abdominal area (splenic flexure) is common; however, since your spleen is also there-get examined. ...Read more
Have had stomach pain for past 2 weeks that feels like flutters on the left side under rib cage along with chest pain and back pain. What could it be?
More than 1 problem: The stomach pain is most likely caused by stomach pain. But the flutters are due to irregularities in your heart rhythm - most often in your age group: premature atrial beats (or contractions). You can feel better by avoiding caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, and getting plenty of sleep and trying stress reduction techniques (like yoga or TM). IF that fails, there are meds that can help. ...Read more
Pain upper left side under rib cage just below left breast. Mammogram, x-ray, CT scan, colonoscopy and urine all fine. Help.
Pain in middle back on right side under rib cage. Started aboit 2 1/2 months ago. Today sharp pain a few times on the left side in back under rib cage. Aches more in in the mid back going down to lower back as the day goes on.
You will need a medical exam to determine the etiology of pain.
There are many possibilities, and without exam, guessing would not be wise. ...Read more
Hello, I have a pain in left side of stomach and on the side under rib cage, pain starts after bowel movement,?
I am not sure of what all your symptoms are but most likely spasm. Of note this will happen more with stress or irritable bowel. It will also happen sometimes if there is days between bm or you are constipated.
See your doctor if possible. And drink much water to make sure you are well hydrated.
Best wishes. ...Read more
If splenomegali-Yes: If no splenomegaly can be due to overexertion. ...Read more
I have been getting a pain with burning sensation on my left side right under rib cage, but it happens every 12 hours. What could it be?
Muscle Strain: There is not much in that area. You could have a muscle strain. Sometimes shingles can present as a burning sensation but usually has a band of redness associated with it. Also you could have a irritated skin nerve from pressure or trauma. Tough one to answer but that should be a good start. ...Read more
Left side large mass under rib cage area. When I lay on my right side I feel it. Almost like a babies head or butt! Help!
I had a section 2 Years ago and Have been getting pain in left side of belly and under rib cage that moves in to my side and into the back of My rib?
C-section no problem: It's not clear where your symptoms are coming from, but the past c-section would not be a factor unless you have adhesions. I would recommend getting checked by your clinician if the symptoms are affecting your functioning, quality of life, or if you have more questions. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Rib pain: The possible causes include pleurisy, which irritation of the lining of the lungs. It usually resolves on its own with time. Another cause can be intercostal neuralgia, which is irritation of the nerve under the rib. Your pain specialist can help delineate between the possible causes and can help treat the condition. ...Read more