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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?

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.

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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?

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!

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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.?

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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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?

Bump on body: Any bumps on the body need to be evaluated by your doctor. It MAY be a sebaceous cyst which can be easily removed but you need to know what you are dealing with. Peace and good health.

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What body organ is on left side under rib cage?

What body organ is on left side under rib cage?

See below: Spleen, stomach, bowel, pancreas, rib are a few organs of concern. A thorough history and physical examination of your condition by a medical physician would be helpful good luck thank you.

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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?

Inflammation or GERD: Most likely costochondritis (inflammation of the cartilage in the chest wall) or GERD. Could also be related to heart & lung disease, so I recommend seeing a physician.

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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

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

Back pain: 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

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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.

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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

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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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.

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Hi doctor I've s swelling on left hand side of my body just under rib cage which is sore all over that area?

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.

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Pain in left side under rib cage. Over 3 years.

Pain in left side under rib cage. Over 3 years.

Go see ur Dr: And get checked for conditions related to ur stomach, spleen and intestines. Or it could just be musculoskeletal pain or pinched nerve. Take care! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/pain-management/guide/abdominal-pain-causes-treatments.

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What can I do for pain in left side rib cage?

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.

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I am experiencing pain in left side of abdomen near rib cage is it costacondarites if yes can u suggest treatment?

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.