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Left/upper rib cage pain for 6 weeks, rib cage sticks out. Any ideas? Docs say posture/anxiety related. Blood test shows low platlet count. X-ray soon

X-rays is the answer: If there is swelling and pain, x-rays is the best way to check if there is underlying bone tumor. In that case both symptoms will be increasing progressively. ...Read more

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Upper left stomach and rib pain.Loose stools.Burping.Wind.Headaches.Slight food reflux for 2wks.Weight fine.Appetite fine.Could it be stomach cancer?

Upper left stomach and rib pain.Loose stools.Burping.Wind.Headaches.Slight food reflux for 2wks.Weight fine.Appetite fine.Could it be stomach cancer?

Lots of poss answers: The possibility of cancer exists, but, so does a mild infection. My main suggestion-based on the 2 week history alone- is to see a doc to get an appropriate exam and work up. No one will be able to answer your question beyond this without the added information. ...Read more

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I am having severe upper left side pain under rib cage now for over two months, also now swollen left gland in neck. Should I goto the hospital?

I am having severe upper left side pain under rib cage now for over two months, also now swollen left gland in neck. Should I goto the hospital?

These may not be: These may not be related. You need to see your physician and not go to the hospital. It will save a lot of money staying out of the ER. Your evaluation will be to see if the two are related, may incude imaging including a chest film and possibly a CT or MRI ...Read more

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Been having acute and intermittent sharp upper left abdominal pain, under ribs. No other symptoms. Almost daily for 4wks. Pain can be mild to intense?

Been having acute and intermittent sharp upper left abdominal pain, under ribs. No other symptoms.  Almost daily for 4wks. Pain can be mild to intense?

Get it evaluated: Then you need to have the issue evaluated. These evaluation will likely include a ct scan. See a doctor. You will not find a definitive answer on the internet. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have slipping rib syndrome? I've had upper left abdominal pain, rib pain, and sternum pain for 5 wks. Also get chest pain.

How would I know if I have slipping rib syndrome? I've had upper left abdominal pain,  rib pain,  and sternum pain for 5 wks. Also get chest pain.

Physical examination: And a chest xray will aid in making this diagnosis. Characteristic exam findings can be found but only with a doctor putting hands on the patient as well as excluding other causes if chest/abdominal pain. Suggest seeking a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I have had rib pain in my upper back for 3 days now it hurts to breathe and to lay flat on my back and on my left side.. Should I be worried?

I have had rib pain in my upper back for 3 days now it hurts to breathe and to lay flat on my back and on my left side.. Should I be worried?

No: It is muscle spasm due to wrong posture, bedding or pillows. try to correct that and wait for 1 week. In meantime do brisk walking for 1 hr. May take some warm shower and NSAIDs. don't do any bending or stretching until pain goes away. ...Read more

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Upper back pain left side arm pain rib pain all on left side for 20 days now. Been experiencing heavy heart beat when lieing down. I'm 19 male?

Upper back pain left side arm pain rib pain all on left side for 20 days now. Been experiencing heavy heart beat when lieing down. I'm 19 male?

Go see your doctor: There are a lot of things that could cause these symptoms. Go see your doctor to examine you and figure out what could be causing yours. It could be things as simple as panic attacks, to things as significant as emergency heart related problems. ...Read more

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