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What would cause pain under anterior left rib cage area?

What would cause pain under anterior left rib cage area?

Many possibilities: This could be from something irritating the diaphragm from above or below, from the rib or the costochondral attachments, an enlarged and tender intraabdominal organ like the spleen, or could be referred pain from elsewhere. Answering your question accurately would require a full exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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I suddenly started to feel a dull throbbing pain around my upper left rib cage area. its really painful when i move my arms or change positions in bed?

Trauma?: Were you injured? Have you been lifting heavy objects or doing strenuous work? Your symptoms suggest a muscle strain or pull. Possibly even a bruised or broken rib, if you were injured. An x-ray would help. Rest, heat, Ibuprofen or Naproxen (or even full dose aspirin) would likely help but time is the most important factor. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing pain on my left side under rib cage area. What could it possibly be linked to?

Multiple things: Many things can cause discomfort under your rib cage. Questions such as what is the characteristic of the pain and what makes it better may help your physician arrive at a diagnosis. See a doctor if you are concerned about this discomfort. ...Read more

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Can gas cause chest pain under left rib cage and lower armpit area?

It can: It can, but suggest that you get checked that it it is not heart related. ...Read more

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What to do if I had mono back in june and my spleen was a bit enlarged. I am now having a lot of pain near my left back rib cage/ scapula area. related?

Not related: Possible nerve impingement that can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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I am pregnant and I am feeling pain under my left rib cage and abdominal area? What could this mean?

Could be baby: Pain under the ribs and/or in the upper abdominal region sometimes can be due to a fetal extremity or even the head (if breech). It could also be costochondritis (inflammation along ribs and sternum). Typically these various aches and pains in pregnancy have little clinical meaning. If, however, the pain worsens over time consult with your doctor. ...Read more