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Pain Behind Lower Left Rib Cage
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
I have been getting extreme pain behind my rib cage on the lower left side. Its a daily pain. Fam doc an ER were no help. Its not the rib itself.
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
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?
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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