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Pain In Left Side Of Body Below Ribs
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
Splenic flexure: Many things as already mentioned, but there is something called splenic flexure syndrome where gas is caught in that area causing discomfort. It would be best to be checked out for the possible cause. ...Read more
I have lipomas on left side of body. One big one in left calf. And one in left rib area. Tells me don't worry. But how does he know not liposarcoma?
Get it removed: While it is rare for lipomas to turn into liposarcoma, a large lipoma especially on the arms or legs should be removed completely as those locations have a higher risk. Larger lipomas have a higher risk. Sometimes an MRI before surgery can give clues as to the possibility of finding a sarcoma. ...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
Left back pain, sensitive to touch & also rib pain with sensitivity, sensitivity under ribs & stomach numbness in left side of body. What could be wrong?
I have nerve pain only on left side of body, ranging from neck, down arm into fingers, into sternum, under rib, into buttocks and down leg. Causes?
Spinal stenosis: In the cervical region, tumor or other causes so see your doctor for an evaluation. ...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
Pain: This could be from exercise, trauma, abdominal organ illness. You should consult your physician. ...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
Am 23, an alcoholic, I had this strong pain on the left side of my body near my chest its been three days, pain is almost gone? Under my ribs now?
Be seen: With your history of alcohol abuse your pain could be due to pancreatitis. Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas and can cause the symptoms you describe. It also cause nausea and vomiting. Another cause of your pain could be gastritis or peptic ulcer. I suggest being seen for a diagnosis and treatment. ...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?
Hello, I realised that the ribs on the left side of the body are flared and portruding. Is that a serious condition? Should I see a specialist. Thank
I have intense pain in my left ribs along the side of my body. It appeared suddenly when I woke up sat, worse now (mon). No injury. What could it be?
Go To the ER: To get checked for clot in the lungs. Take care! ...Read more
List of possible: Reasons is too long to entertain. If problem becomes chronic than medical evaluation would be appropriate. Take care. ...Read more
Spasm: Pain that comes and goes in the chest wall is likely an intercostal spasm. If there is no other associated symptom, this is generally harmless and annoying. Anything else should be evaluated by your family physician. ...Read more
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?
I have a sharp stabbing like pain just below my ribs in the front left side of my body. What could this be? I'm 19 and I'm in a lot of pain
Left Upper ABD pain: Causes of left upper abdominal pain include but are not limited to: angina, heart attack, pneumonia, injury, enlarged spleen, ruptured spleen, pancreatitis, infection / abscess of the spleen, renal infection or stone, aortic aneurysm, cancer, shingles and obstipation. It is best to have chronic abdominal pain evaluated. Severe abdominal pain = er. ...Read more
Costochondritis: Chest wall pain is most commonly costochondritis pleurisy. The letters associated with pain on inspiration. It is most commonly musculoskeletal, though left-sided chest pain with associated arm pain can suggest underlying cardiac concerns. If you are exercising, this may be related to technique. ...Read more
I have a numbness/ tingling sensation under my low left ribs toward the middle of my body when I lay down on my side. No pain. 3-4 months.
Nerve: This could be a pinched nerve that is aggravated in certain positions. If you are not extremely bothered by it, there is no need to seek urgent care. If you see rash in the area, then I would see an M.D. as it could be shingles. The tingling with shingles though, is not usually intermittent or position dependent. ...Read more
If you don't know what it can cose this don't bother with it left side chest mussels ribs are in pain so is back all my other body part are k hear ok?
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
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