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Pain In Abdomen Left Side Under Ribs
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Have been experiencing sporadic, sharp pain on sides of my abdomen, under rib (left side first, then right side). What could it be?
I'm having mild pain on both sides of abdomen. Also, on the left side of the bottom rib it feels like it pops in and out of place when I am sitting or leaning to the left. What could this be?
Rib anomaly: popping of lower ribs if painless could be anatomic anomaly.pain may be unrelated and there may be a ton of causes.please be more specific with age,social habits,medical conditions etc. ...Read more
Can't say...: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal to respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history & exam, it's impossible to determine the cause of your chest pain. You should make an appointment w/ your primary physician to determine what testing or treatment is needed. IF IT'S NEW CHEST PAIN WITH EXERTION, YOU SHOULD GO TO THE CLOSEST ER IMMEDIATELY ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I noticesoft lomp in my left upper abdomen on my rib. Its not hard but i never noticed it beforee. The left side of my abdomen sticks out more.?
See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...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
Tummy exercise lump: More history is required. Is it stable in size or does it change with bearing down/coughing. Is it fixed in location or relatively mobile? Are there any overlying skin changes? Any alteration in bowel habits. Any relation to food intake? Etc. Dicsuss this with you primary care physician and do not ignore it. ...Read more
I am experiencing pain in left side of abdomen near rib cage is it costacondarites if yes can u suggest treatment?
Costochondritis?: It's obviously difficult to ascertain if this is costochondritis or not based on that description, as this could theoretically be indicative of heart disease, reflux or even a problem with your stomach, spleen or large intestines. But if it were costochondritis, simple anti-inflammatory medications would help. But it would be more wise to have a local doctor evaluate you to be sure. ...Read more
Persistent abdomen pain near bottom left side,radiating upward toward Rib cage. Usually comes and goes,today won't go away. What can it be?
I've had a lump on the left side of my abdomen area underneath the rib cage, i notice this since 2008 and i felt pain sometimes. Can this be treated?
Severe pain located left back at last rib. Can not touch or rub. Also hurts same side lower abdomen last rib. Have not fallen either.?
Hard to tell: Pain can be caused by many things. Back pain on the side could be liver or spleen depending on the side. It can be a spine issue-thoracic if along the rib. Kidney pain from infection or stone can cause back/flank pain. See your doctor they can do an exam and order tests to help reduce the possible causes of your pain which helps make the diagnosis. ...Read more
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