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Pain Under My Left Rib
Could be rib: Dysfunction: read more about it here http://www.Basicspine.Com/conditions-procedures/pain-management/slipped-rib-syndrome.Html. ...Read more
Every now and then I get a pain under my left rib that radiates in to my back, wen I lay down or sit a certain way it goes I'm worried panceitus ?
Pancreatitis?: I assume you are asking about pancreatitis, which is an inflammation of the pancreas gland. The pain associated with pancreatitis is constant, not intermittent or related to position. So your symptoms are not consistent with pancreatitis. If you are asking about something else, please rephrase your question. ...Read more
Need more info: Not enough detail to provide reasoned response. Age? Sex? Known medical problems? Current medications? When started? Any injury/trauma/new exercise or unusual straining. Any fever, nausea, cough, URI symptoms, GI symptoms? Previous history of same problem? Worsening activities/movements. Relieving activities/movements/ meds. A shot in the dark without more information or a star trek tricorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Determine cause 1st: Most of the time cough can cause rib pain fro the trauma of coughing. One needs to determine the cause of the coug as well. Occ someone will fracture a rib from a severe cough. Talk to your doctor and deterimne cause of the cough and they may prescribe an anti inflammatory medication for this. ...Read more
Rib pain: Real pain after coughing is most commonly due to straining of the muscles of the chest wall and can be treated with anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen and heating pads or other comfort measures. It is important however to differentiate this from chest pains that might be of cardiac origin. If you feel that you're having pain behind your breastbone associate with the shortness of breath sweats weakness radiation down the arm or other signs of a heart attack please take medical attention immediately. ...Read more
Without any: Accompanying symptoms or history and a vague location there is no simple answer. Is it in the chest wall, or the abdomen? Fever? Nausea? Radiation to the back? Cough? These are a few things your doctor will ask when you see him/her as I am hoping you will do if it persists. ...Read more
Many causes: Hi! Sorry you're not feeling well. There are many many possible causes for such symptoms. Sometimes discussing personal history/medical problems (like diabetes, immune problems...) w/ a physician and doing a careful physical exam can help narrow down the list of causes, but often tests like blood labs, urine analysis, or even imaging like ultrasound or CT will be needed to accurately diagnose. ...Read more
Hard to know: Left upper quadrant pain often poses difficulty in diagnosis. Things that live there are the kidney and tubes from the kidney, the spleen and the bowel. The ribs themselves can be a problem as could pneumonia. If not immediately relieve with otc pain meds, simple dietary changes and GI meds, then seek care soon. ...Read more
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