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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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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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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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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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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

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Constant pain/burn upper left abdomen under rib cage for at least 6 months now with back/side pain and i will have cold sensation through my abdomen?

See a physician: The area you are mentioning and some of the things you are mentioning could be caused but an ulcer, especially with listing Ibuprofen as a common medication you take, which could cause an ulcer with chronic use. I recommend you see a physician to rule out any cardiac issues first, then rule out a gastric ulcer. Hold off on the Ibuprofen until after you see a physician. ...Read more

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Sharp pains in stomach that come and go. Under rib cage on left side mostly but on really severe occasions pain radiates across to the right as well.

Sharp pains in stomach that come and go. Under rib cage on left side mostly but on really severe occasions pain radiates across to the right as well.

See doctor: Without knowing more of your history, it's hard to explain your symptoms, but some type of gastric irritation could be the cause. This would include things like gastritis, ulcers, irritable colon, etc. A thorough evaluation can probably offer you relief. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain upper left side under rib cage, and lower back & stomach. Feels bloated like need to urinate but not much there.

Pain upper left side under rib cage, and lower back & stomach. Feels bloated like need to urinate but not much there.

Splenic flexure: syndrome: warm air ( abdominal gas) rises under the left upper abdominal area (splenic flexure) is common; however, since your spleen is also there-get examined. ...Read more

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11 months ago i had a baby and still feel my insides churning under rib cage; abdominal/ ovaries cramping, what could it be?

11 months ago i had a baby and still feel my insides churning under rib cage; abdominal/ ovaries cramping, what could it be?

Unclear: It's unclear to me what could still be causing you this churning feeling. If you had a cesarean, it could be scar tissue that's causing this feeling. Abdominal cramping could possibly be due to endometriosis or inflammation in the pelvis. Consider seeing a gynecologist and having a pelvic exam so as to try to ascertain the origin of this pain. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can a lipoma in your back cause pain that also feels like a fullness in your abdomen on the left under rib cage

Can a lipoma in your back cause pain that also feels like a fullness in your abdomen on the left under rib cage

Unlikely: Lipoma's are usually subcutaneous or in some cases intramuscular. However it would be very unlikely that an isolated lipoma on your back would be causing you these other symptoms. It's best to check it out with your primary. ...Read more

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For the last couple of weeks I have a discomfort/dull ache in my right abdomen - usually lower however can fell as if under rib cage. What could it be?

For the last couple of weeks I have a discomfort/dull ache in my right abdomen - usually lower however can fell as if under rib cage. What could it be?

See doctor: Unfortunately there are several things that can cause this and so it is impossible to help with a question like this on these forums. See your doctor for further eval. ...Read more

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Stomach knots, feeling hungry, feeling the urge to throw up but never throw up, some pain right under rib cage?

Stomach knots, feeling hungry, feeling the urge to throw up but never throw up, some pain right under rib cage?

Possibly gallbladder: Pain in the right upper abdomen associated with nausea may be due to gallstones. Try avoiding spicy, fatty, and fried foods, if the symptoms persist, you may need to be examined and evaluated. ...Read more

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Hello,i have a pain in left side of stomach and on the side under rib cage, pain starts after bowel movement,?

Hello,i have a pain in left side of stomach and on the side under rib cage, pain starts after bowel movement,?

Spasm: I am not sure of what all your symptoms are but most likely spasm. Of note this will happen more with stress or irritable bowel. It will also happen sometimes if there is days between bm or you are constipated. See your doctor if possible. and drink much water to make sure you are well hydrated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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