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Doctor insights on: Severe Pain Under Left Rib Cage And Back

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

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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Can gas cause chest pain under left rib cage and lower armpit area?

It can: It can, but suggest that you get checked that it it is not heart related. ...Read more

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PAin in lleft side under my rib and shoulder blade?

PAin in lleft side under my rib and shoulder blade?

Could B from an--: -ulcer, gall bladder, worst is a PE, or apical lung disease. U need 2 C Ur PCP & B evaluated, as U can C there are many causes. ...Read more

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I have left sided pain under my rib cage with burning in left breast and chest pain.

I have left sided pain under my rib cage with burning in left breast and chest pain.

Many causes: Most concerning left sided pain is associated with the heart, but many other causes include trauma, costochondritis, anxiety, stress, gastroesophageal reflux, and sometimes from abdominal organs such as bowel. Stomach , gall bladder, etc. In the chest pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, collapsed lung etc. You should consult physician for physical examination and testing if appropriate. ...Read more

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Have pain radiating from left mid rib to back under left shoulder blade?

Early shingles?: There is the possibility of shingles being present with the rash presenting later intercostal neuralgia caused by a virus is also a possibility. ...Read more

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Severe back pain over left ribs?

Severe back pain over left ribs?

Likely muscular: Back pain over the ribs that does not radiate and is not associated with numbness or weakness of the legs is generally muscular or due to irritation of the rib joint that connects to the spine. These conditions are generally self limiting. ...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, left side lower rib under arm to upper rib?

See a doc: Some questions just cannot be answered well in a forum like this, especially if your symptoms have literally dozens of possible causes, from completely harmless to very serious. Your doc will need to know how old you are, other illnesses or conditions you have, when you have the pain, what causes it, makes it better etc., you need a visit with a good doctor, not 400 characters or less. ...Read more

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Can burning pain under left rib cage front due constipation?

Can burning pain under left rib cage front due constipation?

Pain rib cage: Usually not. This is a radicular pattern from the back. You need to be examined. They will want to know what brings the pain on. What makes it better? What makes it worse? ...Read more

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Can gas cause severe pain under right rib cage?

It can: However, the more concerning thing to consider is gallbladder or liver issues. If you are having pain that comes and goes, it may be gas, constipation, or gallbladder stones or early cholecystitis. You'd benefit from having it checked asap as it could lead to more concerning conditions if it is your gallbladder. Any systemic symptoms, fever, chills, abdomen rigid, increased pain, go to er. ...Read more

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Sharp upper left back pain and left rib/ breast pains?

Can be many things: This pain can be myofascial, rib pain, vascular, lung or even due to your GI tract. You should have it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more

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Twisting pain under my left rib cage?

Twisting 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 more

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Sharp pain in my upper right rib cage?

Sharp pain in my upper right rib cage?

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 gall bladder 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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Right side upper abdomen pain under rib cage causes?

Right side upper abdomen pain under rib cage causes?

Possibilities: Ruq abdomen is home to the liver, gall bladder, small intestines, diaphragm. Gall bladder stones, duodenal ulcer, pneumonia, hepatitis, and sometimes atypical appendicitis can cause RUQ pain. Persistent pain warrants immediate evaluation by doctor. ...Read more

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Im having severe pain under my rib cage.

Im having severe pain under my rib cage.

Be seen: I would be seen. Depending on the side involved, could be related to the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, lower lung among others. ...Read more

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How to dull sharp pain at left rib cage and left breast?

Costrochondritis?: If specific 2 ur ribs under the breast & muscle tissue it's a good chance it is. Rx ice nsaids & b cn if no improvement. ...Read more

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Found a lump back left rib cage yesterday. Pain along left side ribs to hip front pelvic area pain feel fullness like ribs touching my hips!?

Examination: The rapid onset of your symptoms suggests an infection, but you don't describe feeling ill other than fullness and pain. See your physician today, and if you can't get in head to the emergency room. ...Read more

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I experience nausea and severe pain under my left rib cage radiating to my back.

Get seen: By the gravity of your questiion, you must be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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I'm having severe pain in my upper back around my rib cage. It hurts worse when I lift my arms. Also my left hip has been hurting bad lately causing me to limp.

I'm having severe pain in my upper back around my rib cage. It hurts worse when I lift my arms. Also my left hip has been hurting bad lately causing me to limp.

See a chiro?: You might consider seeing a chiropractor to get realligned. Sometimes those ribs can become sore without any trauma. Not sure about the hip, though. probably not related. ...Read more

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Bad back pain on left side that goes around to my front side under breast. Feels like it's under rib cage. severe pain?

Bad back pain on left side that goes around to my front side under breast. Feels like it's under rib cage. severe pain?

Intercostal: Pain that radiates from back to front , usually sharp and stabbing in character, may be related to intercostal neuralgia. This irritation of the nerve supplying each rib can be treated by rib mobilization techniques or by intercostal nerve block, which is diagnostic as well as therapeutic. In either case it is crucial to assure proper rib motion is re-established , or pain will return ...Read more

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What are some causes of severe pain in the left rib cage?

Could: Be musculoskeletal. You dont have cancer right? Sometimes you can get a rib fracture - this happens is rowers... Competitive ones. ...Read more

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I have severe pain on my left side feels as under my rib cage. What could it be?

I have severe pain on my left side feels as under my rib cage. What could it be?

See your doctor: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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Severe pain in back almost into my side radiating to the front. Right side...pain is right about where the rib cage begins. Especially when sitting?

Injured lower back?: That would be the most likely cause with what limited history you have given. The nerves to that area originate in the lower back ...Read more

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I have severe pain under my right rib cage. When i get the pain it travels to my upper back.?

I have severe pain under my right rib cage. When i get the pain it travels to my upper back.?

Gall bladder?: It could be your gall bladder (or several other things). As with any severe pain, you should get this evaluated. ...Read more

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I am currently experiencing rapid nerve firings under my left rib cage. When I move a certain way, I experience moderate to severe pain.

I am currently experiencing rapid nerve firings under my left rib cage. When I move a certain way, I experience moderate to severe pain.

Post Herpetic Neural: Dis you have Shingels or Chicken pox before! Also make sure if you have no Coronary Artery or Heart disorder! If you are Diabetic that can cause Neuropathy or nerve pain ...Read more

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I have severe pain on left side of rib cage w severe bloating.To the point i can't lay on left side while sleeping?

Rib Fracture.: Severe pain of rib cage with pressure could possibly be a rib fracture or costochondritis. I would suggest see a doctor to get at least a chest x ray and x ray of ribs on left side. ...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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I have been having severe pain under my left rib cage for over an year with nausea and I always feel so tired and sick. And everytime I eat I hurt.

I have been having severe pain under my left rib cage for over an year with nausea and I always feel so tired and sick. And everytime I eat I hurt.

See doctor: That's not a normal finding and you would benefit from having an abdominal exam done in person with your PCP. Any nausea should not be ignored, and depending on what level of your rib cage is affected will determine what could be the underlying cause. Get it checked out! ...Read more

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I am on my cycle which was late by 43 days and I am now experiancing blood in my urine and severe pain under my left rib cage! What could this mean?

I am on my cycle which was late by 43 days and I am now experiancing blood in my urine and severe pain under my left rib cage! What could this mean?

You need evaluation: Please present to the nearest ER for evaluation. There are many things that can cause your symptoms and some are potentially dangerous. ...Read more

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When i walk on my right leg I have severe pain under lower rib cage in backom left side?

When i walk on my right leg I have severe pain under lower rib cage in backom left side?

Many possibilities: It could be caused by many different conditions: quadratus lumborum muscle pain, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, myofascial (muscle) pain, or, less likely, a disc disruption. I'd suggest you see a physician to find the source. Meanwhile, look up stretches for the quadratus lumborum online. Your doc can help sort out what started the pain and treat the pain and the underlying problem. ...Read more

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My dr said I have shingles with the blisters on the inside. Pain just behind the rib cage, front to back on the right side. Severe pain. Medication?

My dr said I have shingles with the blisters on the inside. Pain just behind the rib cage, front to back on the right side. Severe pain. Medication?

Shingles: Suggests recurrence of latent "chicken pox" virus. Usually antiviral medications are used acutely as well as Prednisone to help prevent the possibility of post herpetic nerve pain which can be debilitating and life lasting. Also nerve pain medications such as gabapentin, pregabilin, or Amitriptyline can be helpful. ...Read more

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My mother,60,has a severe pain on her left side below her rib cage. She was diagnosed with diabettes and has galbladder problems. What is wrong?

My mother,60,has a severe pain on her left side below her rib cage. She was diagnosed with diabettes and has galbladder problems. What is wrong?

GB???: Gallbladder can cause pain on the left side as well on the right side, so GB attack will be my first choice. she could be having pain in the cartilage part of the rib, costochondritis .could be from minor trauma, or from a bra with a hard wires. diabetes and GB are not a very good combination. make sure she stay in touch with her PCP, or her surgeon, to prevent any major complication. ...Read more