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Pain, left side, rib area in the backside, few inches below armpit. Feel like its between bone &skin.Not internally.Front left chest pain w/it.?

Pain, left side, rib area in the backside, few inches below armpit. Feel like its between bone &skin.Not internally.Front left chest pain w/it.?

Follows a rib: That's a pretty good description! it's following an intercostal muscle or rib. You may have costochonditis (rheumatism of the joint where the rib attaches to the breatbone). You may have intercostal neuritis. If a rash appears, it could even be shingles. Has there been any minor trauma or lifting? ...Read more

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Having dull preassure / light pain left side around my rib area. No injuries and doesn't matter if I am breathing or not. Any ideas? Thank you

Having dull preassure / light pain left side around my rib area. No injuries and doesn't matter if I am breathing or not. Any ideas?  Thank you

Flatulence : It is very common to experience pain or pressure commonly caused by flatulence or gas. If it continues over 24 hrs make an appt with your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. Get well soon. ...Read more

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Had on and off pain in right side chest and upper back ,today am having pain left side hurts when breath in around rib area what can this be?

Had on and off pain in right side chest and upper back ,today am having pain left side hurts  when breath in around rib area what can this be?

Need more info: To determine if you have an acute respiratory problem like pneumonia, history of fever and other symptoms like cough and poor appetite is important . In absence if these, one can consider other causes of inflammation such as asthma or pleurisy. For now you can take anti inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen 400 mg every 6-8 hrs for 2-3 days. If still not improved. Pl get examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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I got acid reflux problem.Im taking nexium.But from last 2 weeks i have back pain left side close to shoulder blade in rib cage area. Why is that?

I got acid reflux problem.Im taking nexium.But from last 2 weeks i have back pain left side close to shoulder  blade  in rib cage area. Why is that?

?unrelated: Stomach intestinal issues should not be referred to the back unless something serious is going on such as perforation, pancreatitis, bleeding. If you have pain in your shoulder it could be referred pain or something completely unrelated. For this type of complaint a face to face with your doctor will likely provide better answers to a complex question. Good luck ...Read more

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Severe pain left side under ribs been about a week or so, pain moves around ?

  Severe pain left side  under ribs been about a week or so,  pain moves around ?

LUQ pain under rib: May be stomach (reflux, H pylori)-treat with ranitidine. prevecid, colon-constipation/gas, need milk of magnesia, fluids, simethicone, or lesions pancreas,breast I have seen even vaginitis/ ovaries cause LUQ pain f/u w/ doc may need CXR, mammogram possible abdominal CT ...Read more

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Sharp pain left side lower rib cage?

Need tests to treat: If pain is sharp , need to find thecause by exam and tests to find the cause , please see your doctor , or go to nearest er. ...Read more

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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