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When i cough or take a deep breathe i get a pain in my left side below my rib cage what does this mean?

When i cough or take a deep breathe i get a pain in my left side below my rib cage what does this mean?

Chest pain...: This could be a musculoskeletal pain that happens after a workout or a sudden movement . If this is associated with a cough, shortness of breath or fever, i would recommend having a chest xray to exclude some lung diseases like pneumonia, pleural effusion...Etc. ...Read more

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What does pain on the lower left side under the rib cage mean?

What does pain on the lower left side under the rib cage mean?

Consider being seen: There are a number of possibilities and if it does not improve, you should consider being seen. Among the structures on the left side in that area are the lung, ribs, stomach and pancreas, all of which could potentially cause pain. Costochondritis, which is an inflammation of the rib-cartilage junction is among the more common causes and is quite benign, but you could also have a pneumonia. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a pain on your left side below your ribs and the pain goes to your back on the same side? Now sensitive to touch.

What does it mean when you have a pain on your left side below your ribs and the pain goes to your back on the same side? Now sensitive to touch.

Shingles.: The most likely diagnosis is shingles, which can occur without the typical rash (or the rash may develop later). Shingles is the adult version of chickenpox, caused by the same virus. Your doctor or a dermatologist can prescribe an antiviral (valtrex, famvir, (famciclovir) etc.) which will shorten the course considerably, but the sooner you start treatment the better it will work. ...Read more

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The left side under my rib has been hurting. What can this possibly mean?

The left side under my rib has been hurting. What can this possibly mean?

Musculoskeletal: Not sure of the circumstances leading up to the injury, but given your age, the discomfort is likely due to musculoskeletal strain, i.e. Muscle or tendon strain. Some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, such as motrin, rest and heat to the area should resolve this over the next week. If the pain persists or worsens, see your physician. ...Read more

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What does tension/pressure in left side of ribs/back mean?

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What does tension/pressure in left side of ribs/back mean?

Heart diseases maybe: A symptom of tension/pressure inleft side of ribs/back is more likely a angina occure. Angina is chest pain or discomfort that occurs when the heart is working harder than usual. ...Read more

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What couldit mean when you feel like a vibrating/weird/bubbly feeling under your left side rib cage?

What couldit mean when you feel like a vibrating/weird/bubbly feeling under your left side rib cage?

Unknown: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you take a deep breath and you hurt behind your ribs on the left side?

Sounds like: Pain due to slipped rib syndrome or rib dysfunction, or costochondritis. Try some otc ibuprophen for a few days and see your doctor for physical exam and treatment options. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have constantly pain under ribs left side of the abdomen and you feel like you have fewer like hot inside of your body ?

Need to see doctor: Need more information like are you eating ? Do you have a fever? Do you have regular bowel movements? These are some of the information that is needed. See your doctor for a complete history and evaluation ...Read more

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I have a lump on my left side rib cage on my stomach what does it mean?

I have a lump on my left side rib cage on my stomach what does it mean?

Rib lump: It's hard to know what this is without seeing it. Often it can be a lipoma, a small fatty lump or a cyst especially if the lump is smooth and mobile. ...Read more

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Have pain in the left back side behind the ribs when i breath in real good. it is like a sharp sting. what could this mean?

Have pain in the left back side behind the ribs when i breath in real good. it is like a sharp sting. what could this mean?

Pleurisy: Could be pleurisy. Pleurisy, also called pleuritis, is an inflammation of the pleura, which is the moist, double-layered membrane that surrounds the lungs and lines the rib cage. The condition can make breathing extremely painful. Pleurisy can a sign of pneumonia or an infection that has irritated the pleura. Or it could be a rib or nerve pain in that area. You should go get a chest X-ray. ...Read more

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Discomfort on left side under rib bone and tingley feeling I left hand what does that mean?

Discomfort on left side under rib bone and tingley feeling I left hand what does that mean?

Unrelated: I doubt there is any relation between your symptoms. No big concerns come to mind but see your doctor if you are worried. ...Read more

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I have mono and mild pain under my ribs on the left side. Does this mean my spleen is ruptured, or could it just be enlarged?

I have mono and mild pain under my ribs on the left side. Does this mean my spleen is ruptured, or could it just be enlarged?

Mono/spleen: You are likely having your spleen monitored. Unless it was large and traumatized; it is not ruptured. Continue to be assessed as required. All the best for a good recovery. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have a sharp pain on the left side right under my breast bone above my rib cage?

Pain: If the pain worsens with deep breath or movement of upper chest it's likely muscular especially in younger patients without risk for heart disease. ...Read more

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What does shooting side pain on the left side of the chest mean?

What does shooting side pain on the left side of the chest mean?

Many possibilities: Chest pain can come from many causes. At your age, more common causes include musculoskeletal pain; pulmonary problems like asthma or pneumonia; GI problems like reflux, gastritis, achalasia. The heart can also be the source of chest pain in adolescence, but it is very rare. A detailed history & physical exam with your pcp will be important. Depending on those, further testing may be recommended. ...Read more

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What does short, sharpe burst of pain on the left side of your chest mean?

Nerve pain: Fleeting, sharp shooting pains lasting seconds in the chest area may be due to pinching of the nerves that run between the ribs. These may be accentuated with a deep breath. Heart pains are not usually sharp and fleeting. Rib problems may cause sharp pains but usually have a tender spot also. Fleeting pains in the esophagus and lung pains are less likely causes of fleeting sharp chest pains. ...Read more

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What does ticklish feeling inside the left side of my chest mean?

What does ticklish feeling inside the left side of my chest mean?

Need more informatio: Ticklish feeling is vague. Can you describe fully what the symptoms you having for better response. ...Read more

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I've been getting pains in on the left side of my chest...what does that mean? Please help!

I've been getting pains in on the left side of my chest...what does that mean? Please help!

Pain: There are multiple possibilities from intercostal muscle irritation through inflammation inside the chest wall, pleura or pericardium and more. Usually there's a simple benign explanation if everything else seems fine. You'll need to see a Dr to get a diagnosis, too many variables to diagnose from out here. ...Read more

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I have a flash of chest pain across my upper chest (going from right side to left side) that has been happening daily. What could this mean?

I have a flash of chest pain across my upper chest (going from right side to left side) that has been happening daily. What could this mean?

Causes of chest pain: There are many causes for chest pain that range from muscular or skeletal (costochondritis) to esophageal spasm or gastoesophageal reflu (gerd). More serious issues like angina are also possible causes of pain. Your doctor should be notified to get to the bottom of the problem and speed your road to recovery. ...Read more

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What does tight pain on left side of chest mean?

Chest pain: Chest pain is not truly something that is DX over the computer, as the more serious issue could certainly be heart related with l sided chest pain. You need to see a dr. To get your pain evaluated to properly DX and treat you. If chest pain is severe, go to e.D. ...Read more

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Whenever I hiccup, I get a pain right below the left side of my chest.What does this mean?

Whenever I hiccup, I get a pain right below the left side of my chest.What does this mean?

Hard to know: Diaphragm irritation is an important cause of hiccups that needs to be considered if this is a long-term problem (can be caused by lung, liver, stomach problems to list just a few). Based on just this short description, I would first suspect small abdominal or chest wall muscle strain from the repeated hiccups. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the left side of a woman's chest is sore?

What does it mean when the left side of a woman's chest is sore?

Fibrocystic disease: The most common causes are: fibrocystic breast disease (benign cysts in the breast under hormonal influence) and myofascial syndrome which includes fibromyalgia and costochondritis (sore muscles, joints, and connective tissues of the chest wall). ...Read more

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Having pain on the left side of chest under my breast what does this means?

Having pain on the left side of chest under my breast what does this means?

See doctor: Chest pain can have a variety of causes, some minor, some serious to life threatening. Please see a doctor for an examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Please tell me what is it mean when there's a sharp pain in left side of chest like right under left boob?

Please tell me what is it mean when there's a sharp pain in left side of chest like right under left boob?

Costochondritis: In fortyish female chest pain aroused by direct palpation often reflectscostal chondrites & inflammation where rib joins cartilage; between rib and the sternum. Point palpation of this region often arouses exquisite pain. A cortisone injection can dramatically dissipate. Most generalist doctors can adequately discern, unless they refuse to touch you and just get an ekg, as some will do. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have prominent veins on left side of chest?

What does it mean to have prominent veins on left side of chest?

Normal finding: I am amazed about how often I have women ask me about the veins on their breast. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. These are almost always normal findings and normal variations of chest veins. They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned females and they may be related to hereditary factors or even pregnancies. No treatment is necessary unless for cosmetics. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in the left side of my chest under my left breast what could this means?

I have a sharp pain in the left side of my chest under my left breast what could this means?

Depends. : It depends from your underlying condition and physical exam. It could be a musculoskeletal- skeletal pain or a miocardial infarct. I bet it's a first one because of your age. But you never know. And to be sure visit your doctor who might want to order some tests on you. Best! ...Read more

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What does it mean when the left side of your chest hurts? Lung or heart?

What does it mean when the left side of your chest hurts? Lung or heart?

Could be both...: Seeing your physician can help to determine which is the most likely source. You can then address the problem of why you are having chest pain. ...Read more

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What does sharp chest pain on the left side that comes and goes for a few seconds mean last like 5 minutes i suffer from high blood pressure take med?

What does sharp chest pain on the left side that comes and goes for a few seconds mean  last like 5 minutes i suffer from high blood pressure take med?

Could be heart: Chest pain in someone your age with hypertension is concerning for ischemic heart cause of pain (angina or heart attack ). If you are having pain now , call ems. If not, see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more