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Pain In Left Side Of Body Below Rib Cage
What to do if I have a pain in the left side of my body below my rib cage and I am wondering what it is?
Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more
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
Pain on left side of body from calf, shin, hip, bottom of rib cage, hand, forearm, elbow shoulder, neck, and ear worse pain is in the leg.?
Needs workup: You really need to be seen by someone to have these symptoms evaluated. This is not something that can be evaluated through this service. ...Read more
I've been coughing too much that my left side of the body near the bottom of the rib cage hurts. Is this something of a concern?
Not usually: Pain in that location after coughing is usually caused by a strain of the muscles and ligaments used to generate a forceful expiration - i.e. A cough or sneeze. It will usually resolve in a few days with anti-inflammatory medications. If the pain should become unbearable or be accompanied by fever, bloody sputum, or significant shortness of breath you should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more
Round bump on the left side of my body where my rib cage is, its getting smaller as I massage it, but I'm starting to feel pain right above the bump?
I have pain on left side of my body inside my rib cage, hurts when I lay on left side, breath sometimes and after I eat, what could it be?
Left back pain where the rib cage ends, also to the side of the body at the same level. What can it be? It hurts when I make pressure no other symptom
This could be many things - more information would be needed. If there was a strain or lifting - it could be a muscle strain. If fever or cough - could be pneumonia. If fever or symptoms when you pee - could be kidney infection. If a rash around that side of back with blister like lesions it could be shingles. If the pain persists follow up your physician.
Good Luck ...Read more
I have pain on the left side of my body, rib cage, breast and collar bone. What could be the reason?
Get examined: It seems this is a distribution of a nerve and likely from the long thoracic nerve due to the extent of involvement up and down and not along a dermatome alone. This is probably from your cervical spine. Other things can cause this like zoster but no rashes has been mentioned. Go see your doctor and have an exam and have it explained to you. ...Read more
What organ is under the bottom edge of the rib cage on the left side of the body? Pain from a knot under the bottom edge of the rib cage on the left side of my body. Once the knot goes away so does the pain. Getting worse. I am also a chronic pain patient
Consider Colon Spasm: Organs associated with left side of body beneath anterior rib cage are colon and spleen. A "knot" could be somatic (muscle) dysfunction related to visceral (organ) disturbance. If persistent, get abdominal x-ray, us, and/or ct scan. If intermittent, consider colon pain due to gas or spasm. In this case, use high dose of good quality acidophilus, along with bulk laxative (psyllim). Take separately. ...Read more
I have yellow cloudy urine now and again should I be worried I also have some mild pain on left side of the body under the rib cage?
When I twist my upper body (ie when I reach my right arm over to my left side to stretch) I feel a sharp pain right below my rib cage on the left side?
Rib Pain: THIS IS OFTEN CAUSED BY AN ABNORMAL RIB FACET. A JOINT BETWEEN THE RIB AND THE SPINE. IT IS VERY SHALLOW & AT TIMES CAN DISPLACE. INSTEAD OF SOMEONE PUSHING IT BACK IN PLACE, TAKE A VERY DEEP BREATH & HOLD IT & AT THE SAME TIME FORCEFULLY MAKE THE MANEUVER THAT HURTS THEN SCRUNCH DOWN TO INCREASE THE INTRAABDOMINAL PRESSURE. SEVERAL TRIES MAY BE NEEDED. IF NO HELP SEE A DO OR A DC. ...Read more
Would ovarian cysts cause pain in the rib cage and if so would it be in the front, back, or on the side of the body? Left ovary if that matters
I feel a lump on the left side of my body just under the rib cage, is it a tumor or could it be a knot of muscles? It kinda hurts to put pressure on I
Undefined: Presence of a lump defined by a lesions size, pain, mobility. It could be a cartilaginous lesion growing off the lower edge of the rib, or a benign muscular process in the abdominal wall where the rectus abd. Reaches the rib. A needle aspiration under local can resolve the issue in most instances ...Read more
Always going numb on my lower left leg and most of the right side of my body (arm, leg, face, neck, rib cage). Seen many drs. Any suggestions?
Neurologist: To give you better answer I need more information. Generally speaking, first and foremost you nee good clinical neurological exam. Find good neurologist who will not shy away but spend enough time with you examining your body and history of your illness. ...Read more
Hi doctor I've s swelling on left hand side of my body just under rib cage which is sore all over that area?
See your doctor!: If you are referring to the spleen area, it's important that you get evaluated by your PCP so they can do a thorough abdominal examination, and get more medical, social, travel, trauma, sexual history from you to determine what is swelling and why it's swelling. This may involve lab testing& imaging too. So, don't delay. If it's still painful over this area, it won't get better faster w/o med care. ...Read more
Get an Examination d: You should visit your doctor if your pain persists beyond 1-2 weeks. The causes of chest pain are quite varied depending on its location, relationship to breathing and any associated symptoms such as cough or breathing difficulty. You need a detailed examination and if needed your doctor can do x-rays of the chest or lungs to check for any internal lung or hreart conditions causing your pain. ...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
Throbbing pain in left side of back more on the side below the rib cage. Starting to hurt more and more! Its unbearable but husband says shake it off.
Ignore husband: Your husband has no clue what it is so go see someone who can check it and tell you. ...Read more
I had a section 2 Years ago and Have been getting pain in left side of belly and under rib cage that moves in to my side and into the back of My rib?
C-section no problem: It's not clear where your symptoms are coming from, but the past c-section would not be a factor unless you have adhesions. I would recommend getting checked by your clinician if the symptoms are affecting your functioning, quality of life, or if you have more questions. Hope that helps. ...Read more
I have a sharp, achy pain in left side of stomach right below the rib cage. What's this sound like?
Having pain in left side rib cage and left side back and shoulder worse when breathing deeply, had a baby 8 weeks ago by emergency c-section?
Get seen now: Chest pain that is new, especially if worse when breathing needs to be evaluated right away. Pain with, taking a breath can be due to something simple like pulled muscles, or overuse, or to more worrying problems, like pneumonia or a blood clot in your lungs. Get seen now at the ER or call your PCP, or the doc covering for your doc) for instructions but go to the ER if you cannot a doc tonight. ...Read more
Hello doctor, I am feeling pain in middle of stomach and under rib cage, when I don't feel pain here I feel pain in left side just beside belly button?
Pain: See your doctor and get your self tested for H pylori stomach infection. ...Read more
Hello, I have a pain in left side of stomach and on the side under rib cage, pain starts after bowel movement,?
I am not sure of what all your symptoms are but most likely spasm. Of note this will happen more with stress or irritable bowel. It will also happen sometimes if there is days between bm or you are constipated.
See your doctor if possible. And drink much water to make sure you are well hydrated.
Best wishes. ...Read more
Several things: Are possible including muscle/ligament strain, infection, inflammation of the lining of the lung. If lower down on the side, then could also be related to the digestive system or spleen. A physician can help after a more thorough discussion about timing, severity, exacerbating factors and about your medical history. ...Read more
Spleen: The spleen is in left upper quadrant of the abdomen. Your kidney is also here but is further towards your back or flank area. ...Read more
I'm having pain on my left side just below my rib cage. Idk what it could be. No other symptoms.?
I am having spasms in the right side of my body just below my rib cage. It hurts too. What could it be?
Lung: The lung is immediately under the rib cage. ...Read more
Many things there: Spleen, stomach, splenic flexure of the colon. Only way 2 b sure is 2 c ur pcp or an upper GI specialist. ...Read more