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Really bad pain under left rib cage and around back, started from a bad cough, has been 4 weeks and not getting any better even though cough stopped,?

Really bad pain under left rib cage and around back, started from a bad cough, has been 4 weeks and not getting any better even though cough stopped,?

Likely muscle: During and after a bad cough you can pull a muscle between your ribs or aggravate an abdominal muscle. If no shortness of breath and no history of blood clots, likely not a blood clot in your lungs. Other causes are pleurisy which is inflamed lining of the lung due to infection and possible swollen spleen from virus. Pleurisy and muscle inflammation improve with Motrin. Rash? Think shingles. ...Read more

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Pain under left rib cage that radiates to the upper back. Feels like its internal. What could this be? Xrays on ribs were normal, blood work on spleen

Pain under left rib cage that radiates to the upper back. Feels like its internal. What could this be? Xrays on ribs were normal, blood work on spleen

Many things radiant.: ..2 the upper back & 2 shoulder region. Sub diaphragm: spleen, stomach, splenic flexure of the colon, or air in the peritoneal cavity. Above the diaphragm: pulmonary, PE, pneumonia of any type. If rib imaging was normal U need a chest x-ray, & a CT of the chest/abdomen/pelvis.

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Have a very sharp pain under left rib cage going through to a throbbing back ache?

Have a very sharp pain  under left rib cage going through to a throbbing back ache?

Chest?: It is difficult to tell what is exactly the problem without knowing what other symptoms you are having. Is there shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, sweating? If so then you need to go to the ed in order to rule out any cardiac issues. Other possibilities are abdominal problems which cover a number of issues. Also muscular and rib inflammation which carries no danger to life. Get checked asap. ...Read more

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Pain in left shoulder blade, fatty stool, pain under left rib cage that goes around to back and pain in back of thighs and have period. Related?

Pain in left shoulder blade, fatty stool,  pain under left rib cage that goes around to back and pain in back of thighs and have period. Related?

Stm shldr, thgh pain: May be but more likely2 processes. Shoulder left rib pain could be from stomach , gastritis with or without H pylori, food intolerance ( fatty stool) or pancreas which is also associated with fatty stool . Check h pylori and lipase/ amylase. Rarely diverticulitis though usually that is lower abd .Thigh pain could be sequela of abd dysfx or related to period. f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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44 year old woman has pain in back and under left rib cage. Pain worsens when laying down. Duration for approximately one week.?

Pleurisy or muscular: Most of the time pain in the chest is either from inflammation of the lining of the lungs known as pleurisy or from a muscle pull/strain. ...Read more

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Uncomfort under left rib cage and above the hip bone. Sometimes back discomfort, wouldn't call it pain. Can only notice it sometimes. Very worried ?

Exam: Please close your computer and get examined: cannot be diagnosed without an actual physical exam. I fyou wouldn't call it pain, then, what would you call it-? please get examined. ...Read more

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Am getting stabbing sharp pains under left rib cage followed by back pain and stomach cramps x?

Need to get checked: Cardiac and gastric causes most likely, and these could be serious. Need to go to physican for eval.

Stop Ibuprofen right away. ...Read more

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What causes pain just under left back and side of rib cage? Dull achy pain.

Let me explain: Two main reasons for pain in that area.
1-urinary tract system.
2- muscular-skeletal system.
There are many other reasons but those the most common ones. ...Read more

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What organ is under your left lower rib cage on your left side close to your back?

Kidney?: The organ you describe is probably a kidney, but you can experience pain in that area coming from a number of different organs, including liver, stomach, muscles and even the heart. ...Read more

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Pain underneath lower left rib cage and up the left side of back. What can I take for this?

Pain underneath lower left rib cage and up the left side of back. What can I take for this?

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 pancreas 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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Should I be worried I've had a pain in my left side of the back of my rib cage at the bottom. I've had this pain for4 days.

Pain for 4 days: It depends if the pain is getting better or not. If it is getting better, then you should not be worried. If it is not getting better, then it becomes a concern. See if it is better or gone in the next couple of days. If it is not better or worsens, then I would recommend that you get it evaluated. ...Read more

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I am having pain in my left back side right at the rib cage. This has been going on for months on and off but the last week and is consistent?

Check kidney: It is possible to injure the tissues surrounding the ribs, but you would likely remember the incident. The area you describe overlies the left kidney, as well as other organs. Kidney infections are not rare and can cause damage if untreated. This type of pain deserves evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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My pressure is in the lower left rib cage that goes around my back?

My pressure is in the lower left rib cage that goes around my back?

Need to see your: Doctor. The pain may be due to heart problem, pending herpes zoster, musculo-skeletal issues and perhaps other issues. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does my back behind my left rib cage pop when i bend my body to the right?

Why does my back behind my left rib cage pop when i bend my body to the right?

Joint pop: There ar joint near the spine that articulate with ur ribs. I suspect it is painless & i would not worry about it, like a wris tha pops @ times. ...Read more

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I'm having discomfort on my left rib cage and back pains for a week now. What can it be?

I'm having discomfort on my left rib cage and back pains for a week now. What can it be?

R/O KIDNEY STONE: Flank pain with those symptoms is concerning for kidney stone /bladder stone or kidney infection. You need a full exam labs urine C&S. 24 urine for stone analysis kidney ultrasound or CT.. And usually empiric antibiotic therapy pending the results. Make sure to strain your urine and try to capture any debris , it may be a kidney stone. Push fluids.also get screen for clotting disorders ...Read more

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On my left side starting under my rib cage I have pain and swelling that goes to my back, what could it be?

On my left side starting under my rib cage I have pain and swelling that goes to my back, what could it be?

See below: It could be any of several things. You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I'm having severe, localized pain in my back on the left side, about where my rib cage ends. Any ideas what could cause it?

Left back pain: The differential diagnosis for your condition is huge. It could be a pain from kidney stone to localized muscular pain to a referred pain from underlying condition. I would recommend you to be seen by a doctor and get examined and probably obtain labs. If the pain is severe, you should visit a emergency room ...Read more

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Over the last couple of days I have been getting a sharp pain on my left side starting in my back and working round to my rib cage. It can get so seve?

Over the last couple of days I have been getting a sharp pain on my left side starting in my back and working round to my rib cage. It can get so seve?

? Muscle pull: Most probably a muscle pull in your back extending into your ribs, rest, topical pain killers, or even tablets to control the pain, warm compresses would help too. If all doesn't work, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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Now and again I get a pain that's under my left rib and sometimes goes round to my back its at the bottom of my rib cage , it's mainly wen I'm sitting?

Now and again I get a pain that's under my left rib and sometimes goes round to my back its at the bottom of my rib cage , it's mainly wen I'm sitting?

See answer: Pain under the left rib that radiates around to the back when sitting could be due to a number of causes. More often than not it's musculoskeletal in origin or a pinched nerve. Pain that has been intermittent for over a year, without getting worse, is less likely to be due to a serious cause. However if the pain concerns you, trust your intuition and see your physician for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi I need some advice for the past 6 weeks on and off my skin feels like it hurts to touch only on left side of my back and side and front of rib cage?

Hi I need some advice for the past 6 weeks on and off my skin feels like it hurts to touch only on left side of my back and side and front of rib cage?

See your doctor: You may have a viral problem if your discomfort is within a dermatome. Herpes Zoster (Shingles) can start out being uncomfortable before the actual rash occurs. Your doctor can best diagnose this as well as listen to your lungs to make sure it is not a form of pluerisy. She can also rule out any muscular skeletal issues. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more