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Pain In Upper Left Quadrant Under Rib Cage
Twinges: Need more clarity. A twinge may be a muscle pull, gas, pulmonary, or cardiac origin. ...Read more
Have gastroparesis. Had semi sharp pain in upper left side just under rib cage, nauseas, and lightheaded. Have GI appt 1/8, at what point should I call my dr and what are my homecare options?
Call your dr now: You should call your doctor now and get it checked. ...Read more
Dull pain in upper left anterior under rib cage with stabbing pains, gradually getting worse for a week, headache, fatigue, neg. Mono test?
Costochondritis: Costochondritis is inflammation of cartilage between the ribs and is associated with a viral illness, smoking, and other causes such as trauma to the area, physical activity straining the rib cage, arthritis and other causes. Try ice on area, ibruprofen/tylenol to relieve pain, avoid activity that makes it hurt. Check with doctor for to determine cause of pain. Physical therapy after doctor chkup. ...Read more
I have been experiencing pain on my left side under rib cage area. What could it possibly be linked to?
Multiple things: Many things can cause discomfort under your rib cage. Questions such as what is the characteristic of the pain and what makes it better may help your physician arrive at a diagnosis. See a doctor if you are concerned about this discomfort. ...Read more
I have pain centre left just under rib cage, worsens when doing physical work or crouching. But pain is constant all day?
Could be ulcer: This could be from an ulcer ot other problem in the gastrointestinal system. The fact that it is constant is a concern. Please see a doctor soon for a physical exam and some blood tests. You may also need an ultrasound or other testing. You could try some over the counter prilosec to see if that gives you some relief but I really think you need to see a doctor soon. ...Read more
What would cause pain in the left side under rib cage. It is consistently coming every 5 or so minutes and lasting 10-15 seconds.?
GI spasms?: "stomach pain" can be caused by lots of things & may indeed originate outside the GI tract. Further evaluation is in order before anyone can answer "what to do." your doctor will want to re-examine you as well as know the quality, timing, duration, location, & associations (eating, position, activity, stooling, urinating) of your pain to better direct the next appropriate testing. ...Read more
If splenomegali-Yes: If no splenomegaly can be due to overexertion. ...Read more
Monitor: The usual cause of superficial lump is lypoma. Rarely could it be a small bony growth or neuroma. A lypoma is usually painless, freely mobile, and remains stable over time. Bone spur is hard, fixed and tender on palpation. Neuroma may or may not painful but usually fixed. Just monitor for changes in size, superficial ulceration, changes in color and if any suspicious change talk to PCP. ...Read more
See your physician.: See your family doctor or internist, so that he/she can assess the "lump", and order any potential diagnostic studies to determine what it may be. It can be anything from an inflammed muscle, to some type of a mass. ...Read more
Having problems on the left side under rib cage. Hurts when i breathe and when i lean forward. Pains have been going in and out?
I have been getting a pain with burning sensation on my left side right under rib cage, but it happens every 12 hours.. What could it be?
Muscle Strain : There is not much in that area. You could have a muscle strain. Sometimes shingles can present as a burning sensation but usually has a band of redness associated with it. Also you could have a irritated skin nerve from pressure or trauma. Tough one to answer but that should be a good start. ...Read more
Left side large mass under rib cage area. When i lay on my right side i feel it. Almost like a babies head or butt! help!
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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