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What Does A Pain In My Left Side Upper Rib 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?
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
Lots of things: To find out you would need to have them seen. Could be almost anything. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
22 years old. I have been trapped in the cycle of bulimia or ednos for 3 years. I've been getting a pain in my left side chest. What could this mean?
Chest pain: With your history of arrhythmias, this needs to be checked by your pcp soon. ...Read more
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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
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
Need more informatio: Ticklish feeling is vague. Can you describe fully what the symptoms you having for better response. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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