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Pain on left side abdomen under rib when sitting when i lay flat it goes away?

Pain on left side abdomen under rib when sitting when i lay flat it goes away?

Position: Any pain related to position sounds like musculo-skeletal in origin, not visceral. So you might want to try looser clothing, change chair position, that sort of thing. Area under the left rib cage means area of stomach, pancreas, spleen, diaphragm, so if it persists, these things need to be looked at. Also, it could be atypical angina, pain from heart muscle not getting enough oxygen. ...Read more

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What would cause pain on upper left side of body near abdomen under ribs?

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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I am 30 years old and I have sharp pains that come and go on my left side of abdomen right below my ribs. Any suggestions?

I am 30 years old and I have sharp pains that come and go on my left side of abdomen right below my ribs. Any suggestions?

Need more info: How bad is it? Is the pain on the surface at the rib or deep in the abdomen? Does it come and go or change with coughing? Does it move? Does it radiate anywhere else? What makes it worse? Activity? Eating? Did you injure yourself? Is it improving or worsening or the same.Other symptoms? Fevers? Chills? Change in bowel movements? Nause? If so, see a surgeon. Need a bit more info. ...Read more

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I get a recurrent achy pain on the left side of my abdomen (underneath ribs). What could this indicate? It happens at random times

I get a recurrent achy pain on the left side of my abdomen (underneath ribs). What could this indicate?  It happens at random times

Bowel,kidney,spleen.: Not many things here: the colon makes a sharp turn and is often postulated to cause cramping or gas type pain, the kidney is there, but pain is typically more constant. Spleen also - pain is not usually "random." muscles of the abdominal wall at the costal junction can also cause this. A brief exam could help localize this. ...Read more

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I have a pain on the left side of abdomen below the rib cage?

I have a pain on the left side of abdomen below the rib cage?

Multiple causes.: Pain below left side of rib cage maybe muscular in origin, and/or related to the ribs. Muscle strain is possible. If is worsening or not resolving you must get checked. Other possibilities include stomach, liver, or even spleen disorders. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in upper left side of abdomen under ribs. What can I do to alleviate the pain?

Sharp pain in upper left side of abdomen under ribs. What can I do to alleviate the pain?

Consider Cold Milk: If you aren't a smoker, who is overweight, and family history of heart disease, that is, it isn't your heart that is causing this, consider your stomach as being the culprit. Too much acid? How about drinking milk to coat it with cold milk. Not a treatment, but will give you diagnosis. Then go to your doctor. You are going to need their help. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have constantly pain under ribs left side of the abdomen and you feel like you have fewer like hot inside of your body ?

Need to see doctor: Need more information like are you eating ? Do you have a fever? Do you have regular bowel movements? These are some of the information that is needed. See your doctor for a complete history and evaluation ...Read more