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After I eat I have mild pressure on my left side under my rib cage, later I feel gas bubbles and a warm sensation, what's happening?

After I eat I have mild pressure on my left side under my rib cage, later I feel gas bubbles and a warm sensation, what's happening?

Trapped gas: You more than likely have gas trapping in the "splenic flexure". The large bowel makes and acute turn in the left upper abdomen. Gas can rise and get trapped and give you these sensations. If concerned, get check out. ...Read more

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No gall bladder for 10 yrs. Lately having pains in left side under ribs. And pressure wer gb shud b. What cud this b? Mri turned up nothing wrong

No gall bladder for 10 yrs. Lately having pains in left side under ribs. And pressure wer gb shud b. What cud this b? Mri turned up nothing wrong

Could be many things: The GB is on the right under your ribs, so the left sided pain is likely unrelated. If the MRI was normal, I would consider things like acid reflux/gastritis, bruised ribs/muscle pain, etc. Since there are so many possibilities, I'd suggest seeing a primary care doc for further workup. A neg MRI makes an emergency unlikely. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pressure left side of ribs also pressure under chest?

Pressure left side of ribs also pressure under chest?

Get checked out: The greatest concern is the possibility of a heart condition. This could be a musculoskeletal problem, but better to be safe than sorry. Discuss with your physician or go to the er. ...Read more

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What does tension/pressure in left side of ribs/back mean?

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What does tension/pressure in left side of ribs/back mean?

Heart diseases maybe: A symptom of tension/pressure inleft side of ribs/back is more likely a angina occure. Angina is chest pain or discomfort that occurs when the heart is working harder than usual. ...Read more

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On and off sharp pressure pain in both left and right side just under bottom of side ribs and also flanks.

On and off sharp pressure pain in both left and right side just under bottom of side ribs and also flanks.

See a doctor ASAP: Your pain could be several possibilities. You may have a urinary tract infection that may have started in your bladder but now is in your kidneys. If sexually active, a std infection may have spread to your tubes causing pelvic inflammation. Lungs and/or linings can get inflamed causing pain. Trauma or new activity can cause muscle strain and pain. Only with an exam can you know for sure. ...Read more

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Pressure feeling on left side below rib when sitting. What may be the cause of this? No pain just pressure feeling

Your spleen: Sits prominently on that side of the ribs. You could have an enlarged spleen (splenomegaly) from different causes such as tumor and trauma. It could be an external mass like a skin benign tumor or bone cyst pressuring the tissue underneath. It could be left sided colon having same issues as the spleen above. ...Read more

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What could be a dull pain and pressure in my left side below my ribs?

What could be a dull pain and pressure in my left side below my ribs?

Several things: Upper left abdomen contains spleen, tail of pancreas, splenic flexure of colon, part of stomach, left kidney, left lower ribs and muscles. Costochondritis, strained muscles, trauma to spleen, stomach ulcer or tumor, pancreatitis, problem with left lobe of liver, left kidney infection or stone, left lower lung infection, splenic flexure distention with air from irritable bowel syndrome, to name few. ...Read more

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Left back pain where the rib cage ends, also to the side of the body at the same level. What can it be? It hurts when I make pressure no other symptom

Left back pain where the rib cage ends, also to the side of the body at the same level. What can it be? It hurts when I make pressure no other symptom

Back pain: This could be many things - more information would be needed. If there was a strain or lifting - it could be a muscle strain. If fever or cough - could be pneumonia. If fever or symptoms when you pee - could be kidney infection. If a rash around that side of back with blister like lesions it could be shingles. If the pain persists follow up your physician.
Good Luck ...Read more

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Hello, the last time watching the pressure on the left side of the rib cage as if under the ribs in the Triangle area. Would you tell me please what can it be I was desperate. I am sorry for my poor english.

Hello, the last time watching the pressure on the left side of the rib cage as if under the ribs in the Triangle area. Would you tell me please what can it be I was desperate. I am sorry for my poor english.

Pain: Pain or pressure in the left side of the abdomen can be from stomach, spleen, bowels, ribs. If the pain is in the flank or the back it could be kidney. Could be as simple as stomach acid, or constipation, I am sorry, I am not clear on what you mean by "Triangle area". If this answer does not make sense please reconsult with more information on the exact area of pain. ...Read more

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My side is botherin me it feels like a slight pressure on it, on my left side under my ribs, I may have my belt to tight any ideas when it will go away?

My side is botherin me it feels like a slight pressure on it, on my left side under my ribs, I may have my belt to tight any ideas when it will go away?

? gas or muscular: Left upper abdominal distress at times is due to gas trapped in the splenic flexure of the colon. Do you feel associated bloating? Otherwise muscular discomfort could be the reason. Have your physician check this area. ...Read more

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Blood pressure is 139/72. 98 my left side ribs hurt real bad?

Blood pressure is 139/72. 98 my left side ribs hurt real bad?

Rib pain: Alot depends on the type of pain. .. Is it worse with movement or deep breath or brought on by exertion. See a doctor asap. ...Read more

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If I sleep on my left side, I wake up with severe pain where the bottom of the chest plate meets the rib cage. I can't move just apply pressure.?

Needs workup: Attention: any chest pain should be taken seriously and needs to be discussed with a physician as soon as possible as heart issues can manifest in non-classical ways as well.

Having said that, the location of the pain seems to be in the area of costochondral joints where ribs meet the breastbone. There could be some inflammation in these joints. Medications and injections can help. ...Read more

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For 2 month so far. Pain/ache bottom of left rib and side. Can feel something there constantly. I can't lie like usual. Pressure feeling. Not gas.

See a doctor: These symptoms, especially combined with blood in the stool warrant a visit to your doctor for a proper assessment. ...Read more

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My left rib: pain & severe pressure, sticks out further than right. What feels like airpocket pops up in left side&back. Hard to breathe/swallow.

My left rib: pain & severe pressure, sticks out further than right. What feels like airpocket pops up in left side&back. Hard to breathe/swallow.

Usually needs 911: Such symptoms could be a collapsed lung (pneumothorax) due to an air leak from the inside of the lung through the covering of the lung, out into the space between the lung and the ribs. With trouble breathing, one usually needs to call 911. To treat it, the doctor sometimes inserts a catheter or chest tube between 2 ribs and sucks the leaked air out. The lung then can re-inflate to full size. ...Read more

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There is a dull pain at 8th or 9th rib of left side. I only can feel pain when I gave pressure on it or carry some heavy thing. Is this bone cancer? "

There is a dull pain at 8th or 9th rib of left side. I only can feel pain when I gave pressure on it or carry some heavy thing. Is this bone cancer? "

Unlikely, unless you: Can feel a mass. Your doctor might want to get imaging studies just to make sure, so consult him/her for recommendation specific to your case. ...Read more

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46 yr old F. have pain under left rib cage& left side. Heavy feeling in lower stomach &pressure on rectum. Believe I have hernia. Can be that or?? TY

46 yr old F. have pain under left rib cage& left side. Heavy feeling in lower stomach &pressure on rectum. Believe I have hernia. Can be that or?? TY

LLQ pain: Many things can cause this, diverticulitis, polyps, constipation, rectal prolapse etc. Would see a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist, sounds like you need a CT and or colonoscopy. This would also rule out the difficult hernias as well as simple ones. ...Read more

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I started feeling pressure under my left rib cage into my back. It quickly turned to pain & is moving across my diaphragm to the right side. Any ideas?

Heart?: When to get chest pain, first we have to make sure it's not your heart. So if pain is bad, make sure to contact your doctor ASAP. Other causes are heartburn and gallbladder disease potentially can present this way. ...Read more

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I have been having really bad lower back pain. Its been going on for over a month. Now its on both sides. I'm getting sharp pains up my left side of back and left ribs. I feel pressure n sometimes get chest pains that take my breath away. And I have a tas

See a Doc: You really need to see your doctor at this point. Back pain that is going on for a month could represent something serious with your health. Please get in to see someone asap. If you do not have a doctor go to an urgent care center or an emergency department. ...Read more

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46 yr F. Pain under left rib cage and lower left side. Heaviy feeling in lower stomach, crampy feeling, pressure in rectum. What can be causing this?

46 yr F. Pain under left rib cage and lower left side. Heaviy feeling in lower stomach, crampy feeling, pressure in rectum. What can be causing this?

Sounds complicated: There are many things in the abdomen that could do that. Seems that you need someone to get a comprehensive history and understanding of your symptoms followed by a good exam and maybe labs or even imaging. ...Read more

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I feel pressure on my chest and my left side rib is paining and I do feel pain on throat. I feel something grabbiing in my throat. I don't have cough.

Needs evaluation: 1. Could be rib, soft tissue injury, bronchitis
2. Could be a collapsed lung
3. Could be a blood clot

ultimately you need evaluation and if your pain is that bad you need to go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Symptoms: shortness of breath, pain in both ribs, mostly left side. Pressure increase these symptoms. Had a MRI heart is normal. Costochodritis?

Symptoms: shortness of breath, pain in both ribs, mostly left side. Pressure increase these symptoms. Had a MRI heart is normal. Costochodritis?

Most likely: If Asthma has been rules out, costochondtritis is more likely. The condition is common in young females. You can use OTC anti inflammatory meds to relieve ain intermittently. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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Have kidstone on left side, but feels like pressure or something moving under right rib, had brief pain by naval. Have GERD and gas. Gall stones, appendix?

Have kidstone on left side, but feels like pressure or something moving under right rib, had brief pain by naval. Have GERD and gas. Gall stones, appendix?

Depends...: Most kidstones cause no pain if not causing obstruction. Common symptoms of gallbladder disease (+/- gallstones) include bloating, gas, belching and pain under right ribs, sometimes going around right side into back near shoulder blade. Appendix usually hits hard and fast (over 1-2 days) and gb pain is usually episodic and comes and goes. ...Read more

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How do you treat pain/pressure on left side of chest?

Depends: Treatment depends on causes of pain or pressure, it is best to see doctor for proper med and evaluation. ...Read more

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What could it be, I always feel this pressure on left side of my under chest, abd I always pokeat it or massage to get releif?

What could it be, I always feel this pressure on left side of my under chest, abd I always pokeat it or massage to get releif?

Muscle/rib: Chances are if you poke something on or right under your chest and it hurts (or feels better) - you're poking a muscle, rib, or part of the cartilage in the ribs. Try some ibuprofen, warm packs, and avoid poking. We worry about left side of the chest because that's where the heart is... So it's always good to get examined by a doctor with weird pains in the chest. ...Read more

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Significant Pressure on left side of chest, made worse by certain movements like stretching arm? Comes and goes, history of tachycardia- 23years old

Significant Pressure on left side of chest, made worse by certain movements like stretching arm? Comes and goes, history of tachycardia- 23years old

The history of: Tachycardia is unrelated. The description of your symptoms is most consistent with a musculo skeletal issue. If it persists have your health care provider recommend physical therapy or other exercises. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of tightness in the center of chest, shortness of breath, and pressure on left side of heart near ribcage?

What is the most common cause of tightness in the center of chest, shortness of breath, and pressure on left side of heart near ribcage?

Heart attack/angina: It is quite possible that the symptoms you are describing could be due to strain on your heart, or even a heart attack, especially with your history. There are other possible reasons, however. You should see a doctor ASAP. If you are having these symptoms currently, go to the ER. ...Read more

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Have tightness and pressure on left side of chest, gets worse when driving and feel out of breath, sometimes get PVCs, have digestion problems?

Have tightness and pressure on left side of chest, gets worse when driving and feel out of breath, sometimes get PVCs, have digestion problems?

Chest discomfort: Your symptoms all could be from the GI tract itself, may be associated anxiety. You need thorough history and physical to address your problems. You may have asthma, anxiety, any GI problem or really heart related which should be considered in the diffreential ...Read more