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I have been having constant pain in my middle back and left side under ribs. Any idea what is causing it?

I have been having constant pain in my middle back and left side under ribs. Any idea what is causing it?

Yes: There could be numerous potential causes, including disk issues, nerve issues, joint issues, rib issues, soft tissue, bone issues, and more. A properly trained physician can do a proper assessment and leave a, hopefully, proper course of action. ...Read more

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Have familial chronic pancreatitis. Suffering from pain in back on left side and under left rib. Feel sick. Do not smoke or drink alcohol. I am 34.

Have familial chronic pancreatitis. Suffering from pain in back on left side and under left rib. Feel sick. Do not smoke or drink alcohol. I am 34.

Chronic pancreatitis: What is your triglyceride level? High triglycerides can trigger pancreatitis as well. Have you had a MRCP or ERCP to assess if you have pancreas divisum or assessment of the sphincter of Oddi( both divisum and Oddi dysfunction can be treated with sphincterotomy). Would check lipase amylase, lipid & go to ER now . May also have gastritis with/ without H pylori so check for that as well ...Read more

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Pain on left side under ribs that goes to my back, recently had gas build up ?

Pain on left side under ribs that goes to my back, recently had gas build up ?

See your doctor as : It may be related to your gastrointestinal tract such as acid reflux, gastritis or even an ulcer. This is not typical back pain. Pain originating from the back will radiate to an area, not the opposite. ...Read more

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I have been in pain with left side under ribs toward back 6 hours now. Can't sleep or anything! ?

I have been in pain with left side under ribs toward back 6 hours now. Can't sleep or anything!
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May be kidney stone: You may have a kidney stone or a kidney infection based on your description, and both conditions are very serious, so I recommend you see your Dr as soon as possible! ...Read more

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Woke up yesterday w a dull constant ache in my back. Middle to left side under ribs. Not very painful but hurts. Pain changes w movem sometimes sharp?

Woke up yesterday w a dull constant ache in my back. Middle to left side under ribs. Not very painful but hurts. Pain changes w movem sometimes sharp?

Rib cage: Location of pain middle to left side rib is above kidney location. Make sure you have no shingle rash. Have cxr, rib cage xr , mid thoracic and also kub x-ray. That will you give you an idea. It can be simple musculoskeletal pain but it is only ruled in when other serious heart and lung conditions are ruled out. Recurrence of kidney stone is one of the possibilities. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have pain between my ribs and on left side and back not all the time and very pain full what could it be?

Many things...: More history would be needed. For example, if the pain increases with deep breath, it could be an inflammation of the heart or lung lining. If it is tender to touch the area, may be muscle strain (there are muscles between your ribs), pain between cartilage and bone of ribs; sometimes shingles rash breaks out after the pain has been there for several days. Since very painful, check w doc. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a pain on your left side below your ribs and the pain goes to your back on the same side? Now sensitive to touch.

What does it mean when you have a pain on your left side below your ribs and the pain goes to your back on the same side? Now sensitive to touch.

No way to know: This could mean many things potentially, and its naive to think we will know the answer without a lot more information, history, physical exam, and maybe other tests. The web is a great place to answer some questions (like "what is a shingles?" or "what is a kidney stone?"), but unfortunately its not a good place to get a diagnosis. Best to see your doctor if you have health concerns. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left side under my ribs, and it's close to my back. It hurts to push on and I have sharp pains when stretch. What could this be?

I have pain in my left side under my ribs, and it's close to my back. It hurts to push on and I have sharp pains when stretch. What could this be?

Spleen: The symptoms and location that you describe, are most closely associated with your spleen. You need to go see your family doctor to be thoroughly checked out and treated. ...Read more

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I am having some pain on my left side. It started in my back and it occassionaly in my side and front. All in and around rib area. What could it be?

I am having some pain on my left side.  It started in my back and it occassionaly in my side and front.  All in and around rib area.  What could it be?

Need an exam: Your type of symptoms can't be guessed at via HT. Giving you a long list of possible causes would just worry you. You need to see a physician for an exam if your problem continues. Don't try to diagnose yourself via the internet, you won't be able to. Sorry we couldn't help ...Read more

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