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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. ...Read more

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What would cause pain on upper left side of body near abdomen under ribs?

What would cause pain on upper left side of body near abdomen under ribs?

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

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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?

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

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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! ...Read more

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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?

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?

Many things, but...: A left kidney infection is possible if your symptoms are associated with fever or urinary symptoms. A kidney stone is another possibility and pain would be colicky.

Intercostal neuralgias and shingles could cause symptoms more similar to what you describe. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Why does my left side of my body under my ribs hurt?

Why does my left side of my body under my ribs hurt?

Pain: This could be from exercise, trauma, abdominal organ illness. You should consult your physician. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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

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

It depends why this: It depends on why. This may be genetic or acquired. It may be due to your spine if you have scoliosis, or there may be another reason related to your lung. This is something you and your physician can explore. You will need testing and imaging ...Read more

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Why does my left side of my body hurt? It's under my chest area, ribs.

Why does my left side of my body hurt? It's under my chest area, ribs.

List of possible: Reasons is too long to entertain. If problem becomes chronic than medical evaluation would be appropriate. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a funny pain on my left side of my body in between my ribs that comes and goes?

I have a funny pain on my left side of my body in between my ribs that comes and goes?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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

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

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What would cause upper left side of ribs to feel bruised the paine is on the side of my body?

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

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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.

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

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What does it mean if you have constantly pain under ribs left side of the abdomen and you feel like you have fewer like hot inside of your body?

Need to see doctor: Need more information like are you eating? Do you have a fever? Do you have regular bowel movements? These are some of the information that is needed. See your doctor for a complete history and evaluation ...Read more

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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

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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 ...Read more

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Pain on left side of rib. On the actual side of my body, happens randomly, sometimes when I eat. Some belching. Its short bouts of pain. Also I have gerd.

Pain on left side of rib. On the actual side of my body, happens randomly, sometimes when I eat. Some belching. Its short bouts of pain. Also I have gerd.

Could be Many things: Stomach ulcer, gallbladder disease, or blood flow problem to the stomach/small bowels. Would recommend seeing your doctor for physical exam ; studies for diagnosis. ...Read more