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Pain like cramp or stitch in stomach on left side just under rib cage. 1wk ago started after going long trips in van. now occurs more. what's the cause?

Pain like cramp or stitch in stomach on left side just under rib cage. 1wk ago started after going long trips in van. now occurs more. what's the cause?

Several causes: There could be several potential causes. It could be causes by a muscle strain, costochondritis, spleen, colon, kidney, stomach, or pulmonary. If you are feeling better, it may be more of a strain.If symptoms persist, see a MD. As you where on a long van ride, I would worry about a pulmonary embolism.If your symptoms are associated with any shortness of breath, I would consult your physician ASAP ...Read more

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Stomach Cramps (Definition)

Stomach cramps or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe cramps ...Read more


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Am getting stabbing sharp pains under left rib cage followed by back pain and stomach cramps x?

Am getting stabbing sharp pains under left rib cage followed by back pain and stomach cramps x?

Need to get checked: Cardiac and gastric causes most likely, and these could be serious. Need to go to physican for eval. Stop Ibuprofen right away. ...Read more

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Cramp in chest under rib cage can u advise ?

Cramp in chest under rib cage can u advise

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If not resolved: then a chest xray would be in order. Most of the time, costochondritis or muscle soreness are more common and go away in a couple of days. Best wishes. ...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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I have what feels like a fatty lump that moves easily under my skin on the right side of my abdomen (just under rib cage). Lipoma? Fat deposit?

I have what feels like a fatty lump that moves easily under my skin on the right side of my abdomen (just under rib cage). Lipoma? Fat deposit?

Surely: Surely you know we can't answer your question without an examination. What you describe as a fatty lump may be something else entirely. Please see your GP for a definitive answer. ...Read more

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Pain in middle of stomach and under rib cage?

Pain in middle of stomach and under rib cage?

GERD,ULCer & more.: These r a few common causes, also gastritis, esophageal diverticulum. U need 2 b cn buy a gastroenterologist . 2 avoid serious complications. Get in 4 an evaluation ...Read more

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Have been having a pain with burning sensation on my left lower side of my stomach under rib cage. It comes and goes.

Abdominal pain: It always worth seeing a doc to differentiate your signs and symptoms it could be some intermittent gastritis or maybe intercostal neuralgia so probably worth making an appointment with your pcp to determine the cause ...Read more

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Pain in right side just under rib cage. Sick to stomach. No fever. Any idea what it could be? No other health problems.

Gallbladder: Right sided pain worse after eating a fatty meal could be gb. Can cause nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. Can radiate to back. I suggest seeing your primary for an eval and work up. ...Read more

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Burning feeling under rib cage in my chest? Feels like it's at the beginning of my stomach or end of oesophagus? What could this be?

Burning feeling under rib cage in my chest? Feels like it's at the beginning of my stomach or end of oesophagus? What could this be?

GERD: Sounds like gastro-esophageal reflux disease . Essentially the acidic gastric contents passing up into the distal esophagus due to an incompitent esophageal gastric junction. The distal esophagus has a different tissue lining than the stomach and can't tolerate the acidic reflux and this causes burning sensation. ...Read more