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Pain Behind Rib Cage Left Side
Theres been a pain on the left side behind my rib cage it's been throbbing nonstop for a month now. What can it be i'm worried?
See a doctor: The area you refer to is where you will find your heart, left lung, and rib cage. Your symptoms could refer to any one or all these anatomical locations. Based on your interview and examination, your doctor can determine the studies you need to figure out what is wrong and what needs to be done. ...Read more
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.
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
I have twitching and stinging pain behind my upper left rib cage just below the breast and on the side. it comes and goes every minute or so. help?
My rib cage juts out and sinks in noticably on the left side, and the right side it seems like one rib is stuck behind the others. Is this a problem?
Chest wall: There are variations and abnormalities in the way the chest wall forms leading to pectins escavatum or pectus carinatum. Either the breastbone caving in or protruding out, respectively. This can create the look of the chest caving in on one side and jutting out on the other. If it is mild it does not cause any problem however if it is deeply sunken then it can cause restriction of either the heart or the lungs. Please see your primary care physician if you're concerned. ...Read more
I have lower back just below rib cage left side pain. Is this related to my kidneys? Shouldi be scared?
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
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