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Having burning pain behind lower front left rib cage when breathing? Just had wisdom teeth removed under general anesthesia...on narcotics and abx now

Having burning pain behind lower front left rib cage when breathing? Just had wisdom teeth removed under general anesthesia...on narcotics and abx now

Pulmonary embolism: there is possibility of having pulmonary embolus after procedure done under GA, especially if you have underlying coagulopathy, history of Blood clots of family history of blood clots or you are taking birth control pills. Other possibility is pleurisy . You should get immediate medical attention, as pulmonary embolus can be very serious ...Read more

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Hi ,I have a ovarian cist 6cm,and have been suffering from mucus in stools sometimes white other times yellow ,cramps behind my lower left rib cage,GN?

Hi ,I have a ovarian cist 6cm,and have been suffering from mucus in stools sometimes white other times yellow ,cramps behind my lower left rib cage,GN?

Unrelated: An ovarian cyst is not likely to be related to changes in your bowel movements. Mucus in stool, and cramps in upper abdomen are common and can be from many different causes - if this continues and is bothering you, talk to a doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a severe sharp pain in the lower left side of my abdomen, just behind or maybe in my rib cage. Is there something i can do at home to fix this?

I have a severe sharp pain in the lower left side of my abdomen, just behind or maybe in my rib cage. Is there something i can do at home to fix this?

No short answer: I hope it is a muscular strain and can be helped by heatseveral times a day. In the rib cage would be more in the mid to upper abdomen. I do not like it being a severe sharp pain, if it is other than brief you should seek medical attention. It could be diverticulitis (an infected pocket in the intestine) and it may be ruptured. ...Read more

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Pain underneath lower left rib cage and up the left side of back. What can I take for this?

Pain underneath lower left rib cage and up the left side of back. What can I take for this?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the pancreas or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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I am having sharp pains on an off in my lower left rib cage that come and go and only last for a minute or two at a time? What could it be?

I am having sharp pains on an off in my lower left rib cage that come and go and only last for a minute or two at a time? What could it be?

Needs to be checked: You are 61years old and have pain in left chest.You should seek medical attention as soon as possible, see your doctor or go to er.As it may be heart related.At least it needs to be ruled out if heart related. ...Read more

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My pressure is in the lower left rib cage that goes around my back?

My pressure is in the lower left rib cage that goes around my back?

Need to see your: Doctor. The pain may be due to heart problem, pending herpes zoster, musculo-skeletal issues and perhaps other issues. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a decent size mass on my lower left rib cage.. What could it be?

I have a decent size mass on my lower left rib cage.. What could it be?

Not sure: This could be something to be concerned about it depends on how this presents and what the history of this mass is. Too little information for me to really give you an answer. I would recommend that you see your doctor and have this looked at to be sure. ...Read more

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I'm having pains in my lower left rib cage every time I take a breathe, what's wrong with me?

I'm having pains in my lower left rib cage every time I take a breathe, what's wrong with me?

Pleuritic Pain?: Call and speak with your doctor, schedule a visit today and get checked. Your doctor may order some X-rays. Ibuprofen or Naproxen will help if you're not allergic to such medications. Go to the ER if the pain gets worse or if you develop difficulty with breathing. ...Read more