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Doctor insights on: What Causes Pain Under The Left Rib Cage

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What would cause pain under anterior left rib cage area?

What would cause pain under anterior left rib cage area?

Many possibilities: This could be from something irritating the diaphragm from above or below, from the rib or the costochondral attachments, an enlarged and tender intraabdominal organ like the spleen, or could be referred pain from elsewhere. Answering your question accurately would require a full exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would cause intermittent pain under left breast in rib cage? Doc says heart is fine. Left shoulder blade pain also.

It depends: Chest pain can have multiple other reasons if not your heart. It may be your skin, muscles, bones, lungs or lining of lungs, food pipe "esophagus" disorders or anxiety. Please consult with your pcp. ...Read more

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What could be causing sharp pain under my left rib cage?

Hard to know: Left upper quadrant pain often poses difficulty in diagnosis. Things that live there are the kidney and tubes from the kidney, the spleen and the bowel. The ribs themselves can be a problem as could pneumonia. If not immediately relieve with otc pain meds, simple dietary changes and GI meds, then seek care soon. ...Read more

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Lump inner left corner left rib cage. No direct pain, some general rib pain occasionally. Hard, not movable. Been there for a year. Teenager.

Hard to say: It's a common spot to have lipomas and other benign lumps, but if it can't be moved around that may pint toward something else. Skin is hard to diagnose without looking at it. Please get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have swelling under left breast on top of rib cage, also entire rib pain even skin to touch. ?

I have swelling under left breast on top of rib cage, also entire rib pain even skin to touch. ?

Could be: shingles. If caught early in its course, treatment with antiviral medication is effective. Also could be something else, so it is best to see a doctor for this. ...Read more

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What causes the muscles are under the left rib cage to hurt?

What causes the muscles are under the left rib cage to hurt?

Many possible causes: Muscle strains, pneumonia in the l lower lobe, spleen inflammation, constipation, gas cramps in the colon, etc. See you doc for furhter evaluation. ...Read more

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Im having fluttering/poking sensations near my belly button under the left rib cage. Do you know the possible cause of this?

Im having fluttering/poking sensations near my belly button under the left rib cage. Do you know the possible cause of this?

Various: Such fluttering feelings in the left upper abdomen or lower chest area could be due to irritable muscles or superficial nerves. Gas pains could be fleeting but are usually sharp. In the absence of any other symptoms like pain, tenderness, nausea, etc, i doubt any serious problem is present. See your physician if symptoms worsen. ...Read more