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Have had stomach pain for past 2 weeks that feels like flutters on the left side under rib cage along with chest pain and back pain. What could it be?

Have had stomach pain for past 2 weeks that feels like flutters on the left side under rib cage along with chest pain and back pain. What could it be?

More than 1 problem: The stomach pain is most likely caused by stomach pain. But the flutters are due to irregularities in your heart rhythm - most often in your age group: premature atrial beats (or contractions). You can feel better by avoiding caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, and getting plenty of sleep and trying stress reduction techniques (like yoga or TM). IF that fails, there are meds that can help. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...Read more


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Intermittent ache under rib cage. Stomach ache after eating. For few weeks. What could be the cause? Scared of pancreatic cancer!!

Intermittent ache under rib cage. Stomach ache after eating. For few weeks. What could be the cause? Scared of pancreatic cancer!!

Too young for cancer: You should consult your doctor if the pain does not go away in 2 weeks. Pancreatic Cancer is not the likely cause in your case as it is extremely rare under the age of 40 years. ...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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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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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?

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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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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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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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

Dr. William Harris
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Stomach Discomfort (Definition)

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


Dr. John Feola
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Gastrointestinal Pain (Definition)

Gastrointestinal pain is a clinical finding in which there is chest or abdominal pain due to issues in the ...Read more