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Upper Left Abdomen (Definition)

This is the area below the ribs on the left side of the abdomen. This generally referred to ...Read more


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Sharp pain in my upper right rib cage?

Sharp pain in my upper right rib cage?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the gall bladder or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Pain in upper right side under ribs?

Pain in upper right side under ribs?

Be checked: It is likely to be musculoskeletal in nature, but it could also be your gall bladder. If it is not improving you should be evaluated with an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Right side upper abdomen pain under rib cage causes?

Right side upper abdomen pain under rib cage causes?

Possibilities: Ruq abdomen is home to the liver, gall bladder, small intestines, diaphragm. Gall bladder stones, duodenal ulcer, pneumonia, hepatitis, and sometimes atypical appendicitis can cause RUQ pain. Persistent pain warrants immediate evaluation by doctor. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain upper left. Directly down from front of left rib cage.

Abdominal pain upper left. Directly down from front of left rib cage.

Lots possible...: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. An exam is appropriate for clarity of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause sharp stabbing pain in upper right abdomen under ribs?

What can cause sharp stabbing pain in upper right abdomen under ribs?

Could be gallbladder: While there are many things that could cause the symptoms you describe, possible gallstones or gallbladder problems certainly rise to the top of the list. You should see your doctor who may do some blood tests and perhaps an ultrasound to check things out. If you notice similar pains after fatty food intake, you just might have gallbladder problems with potential surgery in your future. ...Read more

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Right upper abdominal pain under rib cage radiating through to back ?

Right upper abdominal pain under rib cage radiating through to back
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Likely Gallbladder: Right upper abdominal pain radiating to the back is often gallbladder related but could be an ulcer or pancreatitis. Best to get checked by a doctor. They can order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Pain in left side under ribs?

Pain in left side under ribs?

?abdominal: Gas entrapment may occur in the colon as it turns in the left upper abdomen. Also there could be inflammation in this part of the colon. If this discomfort persists or is recurrent, you should be examined by your physician who will order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Pain, left side lower rib under arm to upper rib?

Pain, left side lower rib under arm to upper rib?

See a doc: Some questions just cannot be answered well in a forum like this, especially if your symptoms have literally dozens of possible causes, from completely harmless to very serious. Your doc will need to know how old you are, other illnesses or conditions you have, when you have the pain, what causes it, makes it better etc., you need a visit with a good doctor, not 400 characters or less. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left side under the breast?

Pain in upper left side under the breast?

Many Things: Pain under your Left breast can signify several issues. If you are premenstrual, this is normal as long as it resolves after menses. It can also point to heart problems. Sometimes, it may be a starting symptom of Shingles. It can also be sore muscles if you have done some heavy lifting or unusual exercise. See a doctor ...Read more

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Pain in right upper abdomen? Liver?

Pain in right upper abdomen? Liver?

Right sided pain: Gallbladder would be more likely - particularly if the pain begins after eating. Unless there is underlying liver disease or injury, liver as a source is less likely. See your physician. Ultrasound may determine if gallstones are present. ...Read more

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Pain in the lower rib cage area?

Pain in the lower rib cage area?

Several causes: In young persons, lower thoracic pain could be due to local trauma (bruise), pain associated with a virus (if the child has a fever), pleurisy (inflammation of the lung's lining), bronchitis, pneumonia or some other cause. If the pain continues, or if there is fever, see the doctor. ...Read more

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Pain under right breast also upper and lower abdomen?

Pain under right breast also upper and lower abdomen?

Gallbladder?: Right upper abdomen discomfort and under ribs with sometime radiation to back ( under Rt shoulder blade ) is typical for gall bladder stone& inflammation& colic. Lower right area is more suspicious for appendicitis. If you have also nausea, feverish. Change of bowel habits. Ot other digestive symptoms - you should be seen by doctor.Pain in certain area sometime project to near by location . ...Read more

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Fluttering in left lower rib cage and stomach?

Fluttering in left lower rib cage and stomach?

Could: Could just be gas which isnt uncommon. If it persists see your physician for a work up. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain below rib cage lower left back?

Stabbing pain below rib cage lower left back?

Kidney: There are several diseases that can cause pain in this area. Kidney stones are the first thing that came to mind when i read your question but infection (like shingles) broken rib and mush more need to be considered. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left abdomen (under ribs). Is that spleen?

Pain in upper left abdomen (under ribs). Is that spleen?

Can be: Correct. This can be the spleen. Can also be stomach. Requires work up. ...Read more

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Steady pain under my left rib cage above belly?

Pains: Several things n that area-lungs, stomach, ribs, spleen, etc. You need a full History and physical with steady pain to properly diagnose what you may have causing your pains, and then the treatment would follow. best wishes. ...Read more

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Twisting pain under my left rib cage?

Twisting pain under my left rib cage?

Need more info: Not enough detail to provide reasoned response. Age? Sex? Known medical problems? Current medications? When started? Any injury/trauma/new exercise or unusual straining. Any fever, nausea, cough, URI symptoms, GI symptoms? Previous history of same problem? Worsening activities/movements. Relieving activities/movements/ meds. A shot in the dark without more information or a star trek tricorder. ...Read more

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