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What can a swollen lower left rib and left side pain be from?

What can a swollen lower left rib and left side pain be from?

Osteochodritis: What oteochondritis it inflemation of the junction between the rib and the sternum, if this condition get to chronic , start to form inflamation tissue around it and get bigger. ...Read more

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Side Pain (Definition)

Side pain = pain / discomfort of the torso ...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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24f sharp lower left side pain between ribs and hip! constant!?

Get a physical!: New onset sharp left sided abdominal pain can have many etiologies. Without a physician history and examination, it is hard to guess the cause. Musculoskeletal pains, constipation, kidney infection, enlarged spleen, diverticulitis among possibilities.... ...Read more

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I have lower back just below rib cage left side pain. Is this related to my kidneys? Shouldi be scared?

I have lower back just below rib cage left side pain. Is this related to my kidneys? Shouldi be scared?

It could be: Pain from your kidney typically occurs in the flank region, which is located in your lower back just below the ribcage. You should see your doctor for further evaluation and management. ...Read more

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What could be causing my side pain and could it be serious? I a 22 yr old female and have never had any major health problems. For a week now I have had constant pain on my left side going from my ribs to my hip and a little into my lower back. For 2 of t

I'd : I'd be concerned that you may have a kidney stone or some other process involving your genitourinary system on that side. You didn't mention if you had noticed any blood in your urine, pain with urination or any chance that you might be pregnant. I'd advise getting seen by your primary doctor soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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Burning in throat, difficulty breathing through nose, pain i all upper abdomen, chest pain left side pain in right lower back, leg and testicle ideas?

Burning in throat, difficulty breathing through nose, pain i all upper abdomen, chest pain left side pain in right lower back, leg and testicle ideas?

Here are some ...: Have all these symptoms simultaneous symptoms been new to you or just another flare-up of chronic recurrent episodes? Clinically, your combined symptoms suggest the occurrence of systemic effects from viral infection or connective tissue disorders or autoimmune disorders, which commonly affects multiple sites of body. So, seek pro-evaluation, counseling, and treatment timely. ...Read more

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A pain under my ribs, left side? Pain even to touch the outside as well

You : You may be dealing with a condition called costochondritis. This is essentially inflammation between the ribs. It is often tender to the touch and can cause chest wall/rib tenderness. The treatment is anti-inflammatory medications like advil or ibuprofen, and steroids in more severe cases. On the other hand you may be dealing with another issue (heart issues, broken rib etc.);so i advise you to see your doctor for a complete work up and evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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Woke with left side pain, near bottom of my ribs. Can feel it front through back. It comes in waves and eases for a bit.

Woke with left side pain, near bottom of my ribs. Can feel it front through back. It comes in waves and eases for a bit.

Gas: The most likely cause is gas in your intestines given the location at the bend of you colon (splenic flexure) and the colicky pattern of pain you describe. It should ease away on its own over the course of the day. If it persists for more than a couple of days or if your symptoms worsen consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Sever left side pain around rib cage for about a week constant ongoing never ending very sharp shooting and staving pain?

Sever left side pain around rib cage for about a week  constant  ongoing never ending very sharp shooting and staving pain?

Need Work Up: Severe left-sided pain around the rib cage could indicate a problem in any of the following areas: stomach and gas, cardiac, lung-related, musculoskeletal, intestinal, pancreas and less likely spleen. Given the constant and unremitting nature of your pain, I would suggest an urgent evaluation, possibly with ultrasound and routine bloodwork to start. ...Read more

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Left side pain, underneath and on top of second last rib.Hurts at touch ,keeps pulshing ,No sign of injury on skin. Hurts when laying down/exercising?

Left side  pain, underneath and on top of second last rib.Hurts at touch ,keeps pulshing ,No sign of injury on skin. Hurts when laying down/exercising?

Sounds like a sprain: You will have to lay off whatever you are doing. if its exercise you may not have stretched enough prior to the activity. so just rest for a couple of weeks and return to activity in smaal increments to tolerance. ...Read more

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I am experiencing side pain below my ribs on the left and right side, more so the left. I also had a hysterectomy almost 2 weeks ago.

I am experiencing  side pain below my ribs on the left and right side, more so the left.  I also had a hysterectomy almost 2 weeks ago.

Atelectasis?: My assumption here would be something called atelectasis, a lung condition which is temporary and which tends to occur after abdominal operations. Essentially, if it hurts to take a deep breath you tend to take shallow breaths which leads to compression of the lungs which can be painful. A chest x-ray would show it. But this is just an assumption, sight unseen of course. ...Read more

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Left side pain under rib cage, should I be worried?

If splenomegali-Yes: If no splenomegaly can be due to overexertion. ...Read more

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What can cause left side pain that hurts real bad...Between hip and ribs?

What can cause left side pain that hurts real bad...Between hip and ribs?

Depends: Usually it could be someting like diverticulitis of colon or constipation. Also l ovarian cyst and also l sided kidney stone passing as well is a possibility check with your dr. ...Read more

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Severe left side pain below ribs above hip going into back.. getting worse?

Pain: The top thoughts would be kidney stone, some process in left lower long, enlarged spleen, colon problem or muscle wall strain. ...Read more