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Pain Under My Left Rib Cage
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
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
Impossible to say: Without a full examination. Hydrocodone does not come alone in the us - it is mixed with Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)). If you are taking too many (more than 4 grams per day) you can get liver damage from the tylenol (acetaminophen). See a doctor or go to an er asap to check this out, as liver damage from tylenol (acetaminophen) can be life threatening. If you are prescribed the med, talk to your doctor. If not, get help; detox. ...Read more
I woke up with a sharp pain under my left rib cage. It went away for one day and when i was taking a shower i bent over and pain came back?
Pain under rib cage: Pain under rib cage can be due to many factors. What is your age? Where exactly is the pain. Consult with us to help you better. If you are older than 65, we worry about angina or heart attack depending on your medical health/history. If you are young, the most common causes are: GI issues/gas, musculoskeletal pain, infection/pneumonia, heart issues, referred pain from another source. ...Read more
I started getting a dull pain under my left rib cage its a come and go pain, usually when im done eating and sitting down. Please help. Thank you
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
I have a intermittent pain under my left rib cage for over a month. It's brief, few seconds, sharp and stinging but not painful really. Same spot ?
Gas can get trapped : Gas can get trapped under diaphragm causing sharp intermittent pain. Other possibilities might be splenic enlargement from some cause ...Read more
I have had constant pain under my left rib cage and just underneath it. I have noticed what I think is some swelling under left rib cage. cant lay ?
Pains: Several things n that area-lungs, stomach, ribs, spleen, etc. You need a full History and physical with steady pain to properly diagnose what you may have causing your pains, and then the treatment would follow. best wishes. ...Read more
Get seen: By the gravity of your questiion, you must be seen and evaluated. ...Read more
LUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. An exam is appropriate for clarity of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a pain under my left rib cage- started 5 mos ago. Gets worse when I work out. Hurts when breathing or quick movements - what could it be?
Doc: see your doc to be sure what this is. He will ask about your history and examine you. No reason to wait. Better be safe than sorry! ...Read more
I have a sharp pain under my left rib cage. It has gotten worse and is followed with movement. If I stand up it usually goes away also sever acidreflx?
I have been having pain under my left rib cage for about 5 months now. I went to the hospital 4 months ago because the pain was so bad and was told it was bronchitis. However, the pain didn't go away with the medicine I was given. What could this possibly
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