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Left back pain, sensitive to touch & also rib pain with sensitivity, sensitivity under ribs & stomach numbness in left side of body.What could be wrong?

Left back pain, sensitive to touch & also rib pain with sensitivity, sensitivity under ribs & stomach numbness in left side of body.What could be wrong?

Many things, but...: A left kidney infection is possible if your symptoms are associated with fever or urinary symptoms. A kidney stone is another possibility and pain would be colicky. Intercostal neuralgias and shingles could cause symptoms more similar to what you describe. ...Read more

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I have extreme skin pain/sensitivity on my left rib cage, at times extending around to my back x 2 mos. There are no visible lesions or redness.

I have extreme skin pain/sensitivity on my left rib cage, at times extending around to my back x 2 mos. There are no visible lesions or redness.

PHN: Is this the place you had Shingle? If it is Unilateral ( only on one side of the back) most likely Post Herpetic Neuralgia. Can be treated with Topical Capsaicin (OTC) by mouth Antiinflammatory like Advil and Aleve (naproxen). Rx strength Lidocaine Patch may help and in worse case you may need Stronger pain medicine. ...Read more

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Thoracic spine ache when bend for 7mths ( getting better). However, there's still rib sensitivity. (not constant). Could disc/facet cause rib sore?

Thoracic spine ache when bend for 7mths ( getting better). However, there's still rib sensitivity. (not constant). Could disc/facet cause rib sore?

Strain: 7 months of upper back pain on bending sounds like a strain syndrome or arthritis. Do you lift weights or performing exercises that could strain that area? If so try avoiding these activities to see if all the discomfort subsides.If discomfort persists, see an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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Chest & stomach pain tenderness under right rib, pain in right back at bottom of rib, platelets 438, AST 127, ALT 33 normal u/s.No gallbladder/spleen?

Chest & stomach pain tenderness under right rib, pain in right back at bottom of rib, platelets 438, AST 127, ALT 33  normal u/s.No gallbladder/spleen?

Not sure: That i fully understand the question. Is it normal ultrasound? What do you mean "no gallbladder/spleen"? Blood tests seem normal. Need full medical history & physical exam. Many things cause pains that are not the gallbladder. Pancreatitis, gastritis, stomach ulcer, constipation, muscles, back injury with radiating nerve pain, etc. Ask your doctor for a referral to a specialist if needed. ...Read more

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Tenderness my left under my rib cage?

Tenderness  my left under my rib cage?

Depends: Could be muscle, rib irritation, lungs, or abdominal problems. I would try tylenol (acetaminophen) or anti inflammatories, rest and monitor. Maybe heat. See what makes symptoms worse and better. Even if associated with eating. Then see doc if no improvement. ...Read more

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Tenderness and burning under left rib cage?

Tenderness and burning under left rib cage?

Hard to tell: It is difficult to be specific diagnostically when the symptoms are so vague. This could be many different things including musical skeletal, splenic, GI or skin (Shingles). Need more history and perhaps examination to tell but probably not cardiac. I'd recommend a HealthTap video consultation where the history could be augmented or see your primary health care provider for this. ...Read more

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Pain right side tenderness to touch rib also ?

Pain right side tenderness to touch rib also ?

Rib pain: Depending where pain is it could be rib sprain, cracked rib or inflammation of cartilage between rib and central chest bone ( constochondritis ). Please consult your doctor, can try pain killers in mean time. ...Read more

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