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What might cause pain on left side below ribs?

What might cause pain on left side below ribs?

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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Having pain on left side, below ribs but above hipbone. Sometimes feels like rib is pushing into a bulge. Can be very painful, but not constant?

Having pain on left side, below ribs but above hipbone. Sometimes feels like rib is pushing into a bulge. Can be very painful, but not constant?

Colon vs Other: This could represent constipation and gas pain, colonic inflammation from something like diverticulitis, an ovarian cyst or related ovarian issue or a muscle strain of the abdominal wall musculature. If the pain is at this level of the back, then ascending urinary tract infection should also be considered as a source of your discomfort. ...Read more

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Gripping pain on left side below rib cage After I eat?

Gripping pain on left side below rib cage
After I eat?

See your doc: Can be a few things but GERD (gastroesophageal reflux) and stomach ulcer are at the top of my list. Other things are esophageal spasm, hiatal hernia, and esophageal diverticulum. I think its best to see your doc. ...Read more

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Have pain on left side below rib cage what could be the cause?

Multiple causes: abdominal pain, splenic flexure ( gas) syndrome, spleen enlargement,sub diaphragmatic hernia: requires exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain on left side below rib, toward back. Had mri, blood work & urine tests, all was ok. 3 weeks later, still pain, doesn't feel like muscle strain.

Pain on left side below rib, toward back. Had mri, blood work & urine tests, all was ok. 3 weeks later, still pain, doesn't feel like muscle strain.

Quadratus lumborum?: Assuming that your MRI was a normal lumbar mri, that you do not have a rash over the area (shingles), and that workup for a kidney stone was negative, then i would consider the possibility of quadratus lumborum pain. It starts deep in the flank between the hip and ribs, and can radiate to the back or groin. Consider seeing a physiatrist or pain physician to verify. ...Read more

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I have a bad pain on left side right below ribs.its just a ache but extremely hurts when i cough.what could it be?will it go away without goin to doctor?

I have a bad pain on left side right below ribs.its just a ache but extremely hurts when i cough.what could it be?will it go away without goin to doctor?

Could be many things: It's hard to know exactly where the pain is coming from without an exam... could be from your intestines or other internal organs, could be a muscle spasm, could be your lungs. I suggest getting seen by a doctor if it is continuing for another day or so. Sooner if it's getting worse or if you get a fever, worse cough, or vomiting. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why am I having pain left side below my ribs/ and tender to touch?

Costochondritis ?: I would consider an inflammation of the rib where it joins the cartilage that joins the sternum (breast bone). ...Read more

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I had a total hysterectomy back in July and now I have this constant pain on my left side below rib cage (on side). Pain during/after sex bloating etc?

Referred: That is a common area for pain referred from the area you had surgery. I would make sure your surgeon is aware. The other possibility is you have developed another condition such as gall bladder disease, for example. ...Read more

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Pain under left side breast below rib cage, also got indigestion pain and pains in the back along with vomiting no fever?

Pain under left side breast below rib cage, also got indigestion pain and pains in the back along with vomiting no fever?

Indigestion: Pain under the left rib cage along with vomiting and a feeling of indigestion all sound suspicious for gastritis or ulcer. Some medications can cause this, including anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen. There are over-the-counter meds like Prilosec otc that may help, but because you are also vomiting i would suggest you see a doctor for a definitive diagnosis before self-medicating.Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain in my left side below rib cage have IBS still have diarrhea on levsin (hyoscyamine) why do I still have the pain?

Pain in my left side below rib cage have IBS still have diarrhea on levsin (hyoscyamine) why do I still have the pain?

Please see below: Left rib pain may not be associated with ibs. Levsin (hyoscyamine) is good for spasmodic pain from smooth muscles of abdominal cavity but not for pain from skeletal muscles of ribs. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a pain on your left side below your ribs and the pain goes to your back on the same side? Now sensitive to touch.

Shingles.: The most likely diagnosis is shingles, which can occur without the typical rash (or the rash may develop later). Shingles is the adult version of chickenpox, caused by the same virus. Your doctor or a dermatologist can prescribe an antiviral (valtrex, famvir, (famciclovir) etc.) which will shorten the course considerably, but the sooner you start treatment the better it will work. ...Read more

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I fell from a ladder. I have a mild pain on my left side below the ribs . It hurts when i stretch to my right side . what could it be ?

I fell from a ladder. I have a mild pain on my left side below the ribs . It hurts when i stretch to my right side . what could it be ?

Bruise: Its probably a bruise within the muscle. Especially since it hurts to stretch. (But the spleen also lives below your ribs on the left. The very worst thing that this could be is bleeding in, or from, the spleen.) ...Read more

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When i cough or take a deep breathe i get a pain in my left side below my rib cage what does this mean?

When i cough or take a deep breathe i get a pain in my left side below my rib cage what does this mean?

Chest pain...: This could be a musculoskeletal pain that happens after a workout or a sudden movement . If this is associated with a cough, shortness of breath or fever, i would recommend having a chest xray to exclude some lung diseases like pneumonia, pleural effusion...Etc. ...Read more

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I feel a pulsating pain at my left side below my rib cage. Its not very painful but irritating and comes at 30 seconds to 1 minute intervals.

Hmmmm: Not sure what this could be. The abdominal aorta can sometimes be felt in the abdomen, but is not normally painful. You should get an exam and show the doctor where the pain is, so they can examine you and possibly get an x-ray to assure there is nothing there more serious. Good luck. ...Read more

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