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Dr. Robert Kent
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Constant pain/burn upper left abdomen under rib cage for at least 6 months now with back/side pain and i will have cold sensation through my abdomen?

Dr. Robert Kent
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Constant pain/burn upper left abdomen under rib cage for at least 6 months now  with back/side pain and i will have cold sensation through my abdomen?

See a physician: The area you are mentioning and some of the things you are mentioning could be caused but an ulcer, especially with listing Ibuprofen as a common medication you take, which could cause an ulcer with chronic use. I recommend you see a physician to rule out any cardiac issues first, then rule out a gastric ulcer. Hold off on the Ibuprofen until after you see a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
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Pain in upper left abdomen near rib cage. Xray of ribs and blood work on spleen normal. What else could it be? Ulcer maybe?

Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
47 years in practice
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Pain in upper left abdomen near rib cage. Xray of ribs and blood work on spleen normal. What else could it be? Ulcer maybe?

Many things: Costochondritis of anterior rib not usually seen on xray. Pain in upper abdomen can because by different organs in region.Pancreatitis, gastritis or ulcer, duodenum with duodenitis or ulcer,colitis , and eophagitis and reflux can cause upper abdominal pain. Endoscopy of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum often reveals the problem .Should be referred to gasroenterologist if symptoms continue. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I have a pain and lump in my upper left abdomen under the rib cage what could this be?

Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I have a pain and lump in my upper left abdomen under the rib cage what could this be?

Some thoughts...: Any new painful lump should be checked out by your doctor soon. It's really hard to say without a thorough exam or more history. Some thoughts include a sebaceous cyst, a lipoma, a blood collection from trauma, or the beginning of an abscess formation. Good luck and be sure to get it checked out! ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
27 years in practice
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I have a nawing pain on my left upper abdomen just under the rib cage and pain goes to my back and sometimes up to my shoulders and arms. ?

Dr. Kenneth Smith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I have a nawing pain on my left upper abdomen just under the rib cage and pain goes to my back and sometimes up to my shoulders and arms.  ?

Serious symptoms: Could be ulcer, pancreatic disease. Sub diaphragmatic abscess. Colon problem. Enlarged spleen. Need to see physician soon m. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Andres Sarraga
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
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Can a lipoma in your back cause pain that also feels like a fullness in your abdomen on the left under rib cage

Dr. Andres Sarraga
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Can a lipoma in your back cause pain that also feels like a fullness in your abdomen on the left under rib cage

Unlikely: Lipoma's are usually subcutaneous or in some cases intramuscular. However it would be very unlikely that an isolated lipoma on your back would be causing you these other symptoms. It's best to check it out with your primary. ...Read more

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Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Board Certified, Pediatrics
30 years in practice
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I have been having pain in my upper left abdomen in my lower rib cage. It feels like a burning, stinging pain. Gets worse at night and worse every day?

Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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I have been having pain in my upper left abdomen in my lower rib cage. It feels like a burning, stinging pain. Gets worse at night and worse every day?

Visit you Doc: The spleen and stomach anatomically located in this area. But may be multiple other causes. You need to check with your provider to get a physical exam and get some more tests done as is getting worse. ...Read more

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Dr. Videh Mahajan
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Yesterday, I noticed a slight lump/bulge on my upper left abdomen below my rib cage after dinner. It is not painful. Is this anything to worry about?

Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Not yet.: I wouldn't worry too much just yet. It could be a harmless cyst or deposit of fat called a lipoma. It's something your doc should check out - not urgently, though. If it's not painful and you have no other symptoms, it could be done within 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Sharp pain felt in middle of chest (toward right) when cracking back & lower left abdominal pain/pressure under rib cage. Had since last night. Cause?

Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Sharp pain felt in middle of chest (toward right) when cracking back & lower left abdominal pain/pressure under rib cage. Had since last night. Cause?

Chest/abd pain: Could be reflux, elevate head of bed , consider ranitidine one a day or previcid or both or may be gas or just nerve irritation. or could you have herniated a disc when cracking back?. Do you have pain with deep breath? on BCP or smoke? then may be clots and go to urgent care /ER check d-dimer. Due to concern of clot, herniation and limited info f/u with doc urgent care today. ...Read more

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Dr. Forrest Jones
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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 ?

Dr. Forrest Jones
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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 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

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