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Last night i woke up in agony unbearable sudden pain left side of my stomach & under the rib cage i had a short vaginal bleed also what could this be?

Last night i woke up in agony unbearable sudden pain left side of my stomach & under the rib cage i had a short vaginal bleed also what could this be?

Abdominal pain: Severe abdominal pains should not be taken lightly. Left upper quadrant of the abdomen has the pancreas, one kidney, part of the stomach part of the lung, part of the small and large intestines and the spleen. In addition, there's the rib, muscles and even sometimes the heart. This is no place to make such decision. Please visit your doctor and be evaluated for proper treatment. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Have been having a pain with burning sensation on my left lower side of my stomach under rib cage. It comes and goes.

Have been having a pain with burning sensation on my left lower side of my stomach under rib cage. It comes and goes.

Abdominal pain: It always worth seeing a doc to differentiate your signs and symptoms it could be some intermittent gastritis or maybe intercostal neuralgia so probably worth making an appointment with your pcp to determine the cause ...Read more

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Hello,i have a pain in left side of stomach and on the side under rib cage, pain starts after bowel movement,?

Hello,i have a pain in left side of stomach and on the side under rib cage, pain starts after bowel movement,?

Spasm: I am not sure of what all your symptoms are but most likely spasm. Of note this will happen more with stress or irritable bowel. It will also happen sometimes if there is days between bm or you are constipated. See your doctor if possible. and drink much water to make sure you are well hydrated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Sharp pains in stomach that come and go. Under rib cage on left side mostly but on really severe occasions pain radiates across to the right as well.

Sharp pains in stomach that come and go. Under rib cage on left side mostly but on really severe occasions pain radiates across to the right as well.

See doctor: Without knowing more of your history, it's hard to explain your symptoms, but some type of gastric irritation could be the cause. This would include things like gastritis, ulcers, irritable colon, etc. A thorough evaluation can probably offer you relief. Good luck! ...Read more

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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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Pain like cramp or stitch in stomach on left side just under rib cage. 1wk ago started after going long trips in van. now occurs more. what's the cause?

Pain like cramp or stitch in stomach on left side just under rib cage. 1wk ago started after going long trips in van. now occurs more. what's the cause?

Several causes: There could be several potential causes. It could be causes by a muscle strain, costochondritis, spleen, colon, kidney, stomach, or pulmonary. If you are feeling better, it may be more of a strain.If symptoms persist, see a MD. As you where on a long van ride, I would worry about a pulmonary embolism.If your symptoms are associated with any shortness of breath, I would consult your physician ASAP ...Read more

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Pain upper left side under rib cage, and lower back & stomach. Feels bloated like need to urinate but not much there.

Pain upper left side under rib cage, and lower back & stomach. Feels bloated like need to urinate but not much there.

Splenic flexure: syndrome: warm air ( abdominal gas) rises under the left upper abdominal area (splenic flexure) is common; however, since your spleen is also there-get examined. ...Read more

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Have had stomach pain for past 2 weeks that feels like flutters on the left side under rib cage along with chest pain and back pain. What could it be?

Have had stomach pain for past 2 weeks that feels like flutters on the left side under rib cage along with chest pain and back pain. What could it be?

More than 1 problem: The stomach pain is most likely caused by stomach pain. But the flutters are due to irregularities in your heart rhythm - most often in your age group: premature atrial beats (or contractions). You can feel better by avoiding caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, and getting plenty of sleep and trying stress reduction techniques (like yoga or TM). IF that fails, there are meds that can help. ...Read more

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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

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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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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I have what feels like a fatty lump that moves easily under my skin on the right side of my abdomen (just under rib cage). Lipoma? Fat deposit?

I have what feels like a fatty lump that moves easily under my skin on the right side of my abdomen (just under rib cage). Lipoma? Fat deposit?

Surely: Surely you know we can't answer your question without an examination. What you describe as a fatty lump may be something else entirely. Please see your GP for a definitive answer. ...Read more

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Pain in right side just under rib cage. Sick to stomach. No fever. Any idea what it could be? No other health problems.

Gallbladder: Right sided pain worse after eating a fatty meal could be gb. Can cause nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. Can radiate to back. I suggest seeing your primary for an eval and work up. ...Read more

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I have severe right side pain under rib cage (feel it in my stomach and back) and in pelvic area. Numbness/tingling in right leg and ongoing spotting. This has been going on for over a year. Last year they did blood work and my ALT/AST were extremely elev

Stoch pain: Hi there, The symptoms you describe are interesting. Areas to rule out are 1) gallbladder, upper right sided pain 2) pancreas central abdominal pain, radiating to the back 3) Liver. You need to get some lab tests to find out what is going on. : ast, alt, ggt, ldh etc. lipids, etc What i would be worried about most is your pancreas, and your hormone levels. These are the first things 2 check ...Read more

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Pain in middle of stomach and under rib cage?

Pain in middle of stomach and under rib cage?

GERD,ULCer & more.: These r a few common causes, also gastritis, esophageal diverticulum. U need 2 b cn buy a gastroenterologist . 2 avoid serious complications. Get in 4 an evaluation ...Read more

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For the last couple of weeks I have a discomfort/dull ache in my right abdomen - usually lower however can fell as if under rib cage. What could it be?

For the last couple of weeks I have a discomfort/dull ache in my right abdomen - usually lower however can fell as if under rib cage. What could it be?

See doctor: Unfortunately there are several things that can cause this and so it is impossible to help with a question like this on these forums. See your doctor for further eval. ...Read more

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Burning feeling under rib cage in my chest? Feels like it's at the beginning of my stomach or end of oesophagus? What could this be?

Burning feeling under rib cage in my chest? Feels like it's at the beginning of my stomach or end of oesophagus? What could this be?

GERD: Sounds like gastro-esophageal reflux disease . Essentially the acidic gastric contents passing up into the distal esophagus due to an incompitent esophageal gastric junction. The distal esophagus has a different tissue lining than the stomach and can't tolerate the acidic reflux and this causes burning sensation. ...Read more