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Doctor insights on: Soreness On Left Side Under Ribs

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Why is my rib on the left side sometimes sore?

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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I was just in a car wreck and now when I cough I feel soreness near my rib cage and my back on the upper left side.

I was just in a car wreck and now when I cough I feel soreness near my rib cage and my back on the upper left side.

Get checked out: It coiuld be a sprain or a fractured rib or some other internal injury to the lungs. You need to be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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I had fallen on my ribs on the left side almost 7 years ago and never got it looked at, it's always been a little sore but never thought anything of?

I had fallen on my ribs on the left side almost 7 years ago and never got it looked at, it's always been a little sore but never thought anything of?

Fracture: Well you may have fractured your ribs at the time to late now. When you bruise the bone it does take quite a while to heel. So just keep going and see how you are in a few more months ...Read more

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I have a lump under my left side of my rib and it's sore what could it be?

I have a lump under my left side of my rib and it's sore what could it be?

Lump By Rib: Such lumps have to diagnosed by doing a clinical examination because the consistency and the margins of the lump felt on palpation itself help to diagnose it.
Some possibilities are lipoma, large sebaceous cyst, fibroma etc.
The pain in the bump indicates that it may be infected.
Please check this out with your gp. Further treatment would depend on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I reached over a counter and something popped on my left side above rib cage. It gets sore if I pull on something, etc What is this injury? IA weekno

I reached over a counter and something popped on my left side above rib cage. It gets sore if I pull on something, etc What is this injury? IA weekno

Mgt: You may have tendonitis or a strained muscle. If the pain persists, a rib fracture can be ruled out with a radiograph. However, if there are breathing problems associated, please see the ED right away. ...Read more

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My ribs on the left side are sore when I move and when I breathe, what is it and how can it be cured?

My ribs on the left side are sore when I move and when I breathe, what is it and how can it be cured?

Inflammation: If there is no injury and your rib is painful to touch and hurts when you breathe and move it is most likely to be inflammation, calle costchondritis and treated with anti inflammatory meds like Motrin or naprosyn
but you should have it checked with your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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My ribs hurt when you touch them its like a sore touch pain when touching them. I haven't been in any trauma. The left side especially.

My ribs hurt when you touch them its like a sore touch pain when touching them. I haven't been in any trauma. The left side especially.

Costochondritis: Inflammation of the rib or rib cartilage is fairly common. (costochondritis). Consider taking an over the counter NSAID (like ibuprofen) for a week. If no improvement see your primary care physician. Good luck! ...Read more

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Very lethargic, sleeps on/off constantly last 4 days, slight temp of 99.1, left rib side sore to touch, but no other obvious symptoms?

Very lethargic, sleeps on/off constantly last 4 days, slight temp of 99.1, left rib side sore to touch, but no other obvious symptoms?

Not enough info: Sorry - I know you're worried about this person but it's not possible to make an educated guess what might be wrong just based on low grade fever and lethargy. If they're not getting better in a day or so, you should have them seen, IMO. ...Read more

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I woke up with soreness on my left side from the bottom of my rib to a little down my buttocks. Didn't do anything to that area. Have possible uti?

I woke up with soreness on my left side from the bottom of my rib to a little down my buttocks. Didn't do anything to that area. Have possible uti?

UTI: Generally starts with painful voiding, frequency, or urgency. Then it can spread to kidney, which is in the flank toward the back. You symptoms don't fit this, so it might be something else, such as ovarian cyst or herniated disc. But there are 100's of other possibilities, so have you doctor figure it out for you. ...Read more

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My back/rib cage hurts left side. Yesterday it felt like a charlie horse now it's very sore n tender w every move. No injuries what is causing this?

My back/rib cage hurts left side. Yesterday it felt like a charlie horse now it's very sore n tender w every move. No injuries what is causing this?

Muscle spasms: The most common reason for this complaint is muscle spasms of the intercostal muscles between the ribs, which is most frequently due to nerve irritation. This is best treated with anti-inflammatories such as Naproxen to decrease the inflammation of both the nerve and the muscle. ...Read more

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I have a golf ball sized mass under my bottom ribs on my left side. I noticed it this morning and my dr won't work me in. It's sore but not painful.

I have a golf ball sized mass under my bottom ribs on my left side. I noticed it this morning and my dr won't work me in. It's sore but not painful.

Seek Attention: I would recommend you seek medical attention as soon as possible. I would try contacting your doctor again. An emergency room is not the ideal place to have this type of issue evaluated as it doesn't seem like a true emergency. If your doctor can see you within 1-2 days, that may be best. But please remember you may need to see a physician sooner if things worsen. ...Read more

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When I take a heavy breath my left back side where my lungs and ribs are hurt like a sore really painful feeling, can you please tell what's happenin?

See your doctor: Pain in the back of the chest, when taking a deep breath, can be caused by several conditions. The ribs or muscles might be sore, but they should also be sore when you push on the spot. The lining of the lung ("pleura") may also be inflamed, and this is usually a sharper kind of pain. It would be wise to let your doctor examine you and possibly order tests to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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I have what feels like sore/tender skin on the left side of my back, just below my ribs...Do I need to see my doctor?

I have what feels like sore/tender skin on the left side of my back, just below my ribs...Do I need to see my doctor?

A few options: Sore skin in a limited area may be a sign of a pending shingles outbreak. At 26 you are a little young for that but it not impossible. You should see your doctor to be examined. ...Read more

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Why does my chest hurt everyday? Since february. Left side right side, under my rib cage I have sharp pains, sore and tight pains what's wrong?

Many reasons!: You need to see a doctor because the number of diagnoses that could explain what you are feeling is numerous. I am pretty sure it is not your heart. Sounds more like it is musculo-skeletal or gastroinestinal. ...Read more

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I have soreness/pain in the outer upper breast, over the ribs, but no lump. It's left side only. What could this be? I'm 24.

I have soreness/pain in the outer upper breast, over the ribs, but no lump. It's left side only. What could this be? I'm 24.

Fibrocystic disease: Common benign condition seen in young woman but still you have to see your doctor to make sure nothing serious. ...Read more

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Had bruised ribs in Afghanistan in 2011. Now I get sharp pains in left lower part of ribs and both sides are sore most of the time. Any idea?

Rib pain: The bruises that you had before on you ribs will cause inflammation in the cartilage part of the ribs and late will cause pain it called costocomdritis it could be very painful you need to apply warm compressor or pads and take ibuprofen 600-800 mg every six hours for 5-7 days ...Read more

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I have sore ribs on each side of my body, soreness under my breasts but breasts are not sore. Yesterday noticed red patch on left boob help?

I have sore ribs on each side of my body, soreness under my breasts but breasts are not sore. Yesterday noticed red patch on left boob help?

I don't think: One complaint has anything to do with the other,
Your pain may be due to large breasts! (Is this the case???) The red patch may be due to irritation by your bra????? If you have large breasts surgical reduction should be considered! Hope this helps!

DrZ ...Read more

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I'm sore under ribs (10th). done nothing to hurt myself. Also sore in my lymph nodes in the left side of neck. Any idea what it could be?

I'm sore under ribs (10th). done nothing to hurt myself. Also sore in my lymph nodes in the left side of neck. Any idea what it could be?

Wait And See: Ya know, it may be nothing- and if it is, it'll probably all go away in a few days, but if either or both (the pain or nodes) persist over a week or two or get worse before then, then best for you to see a doc about it. Other than that, best not to worry too much about it unless, in two weeks, it hasn't gone away or gets worse. ...Read more

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Terrible pain in my left side. Sore to move or anything. I can feel a knot or swollen more behind my ribs. Could I have a pulled muscle?

Be seen: If you are in severe pain, I would certainly be seen. It would seem that if you had simply "pulled a muscle" you would have known immediately when you did it. More likely considerations would include pancreatitis, kidney stone, kidney infection nog other possibilities. Be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hello dotors hi my left side of my ribs are sore and my musel in chest is sore and my sholder blade area is sore and i, m in so much pain heart is ok

Hello dotors hi my left side of my ribs are sore and my musel in chest is sore and my sholder blade area is sore and i, m in so much pain heart is ok

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more