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Doctor insights on: What Does It Mean If I Have Pain In The Left Part Of My Back Where My Ribs Are

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I'm feeling a sharp pain round the lower part of my left ribs, what could this mean?

I'm feeling a sharp pain round the lower part of my left ribs, what could this mean?

Chest Wall Pain: A woman of your age with sharp chest pains could be exhibiting "Chest Wall Pain" due to costochondritis. This is especially true if you are involved in regular physical training or workouts. Check with your PCP if this continues. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in the entire LLQ, including deep into the cupped part of the hip, the groin, and even around to the left back up to the ribs?

What can cause pain in the entire LLQ, including deep  into the cupped part of the hip, the groin, and even around to the left back up to the ribs?

LLQ pain: Many things can cause pain there, you should seek an formal evaluation from your physician, a CT scan of your abdomen and pelvis may help find your answer. If you have fevers, chills, diarrhea, and progressive pain you should visit your nearest ER. Otherwise it can be inflammatory, infectious, or less likely ischemic at your age. Consider colitis. If you want a specialist seek a gastroenterologist ...Read more

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Having adominal pain on the left side up toward the ribs and down to the stomach and in the left part of back look pregnant and nauseous.

Left flank/abd pain: How long do you have the pain, how often? do you have any other medical problem? any medications?, any diarrhea or constipation. detailed history would help us to answer the question. It could be gastritis/esophagitis, muscular they are common causes, but many more little rare reasons be possible, have it checked out. ...Read more

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I have been having pains in mid part of my back the pain sometime goes from the back to the front were my ribs are what could that be?

Viscero-somatic: 1. If the pain is persistent, it could be a viscero-somatic reflex whereby the nerves that feed specific organs become painful in response to a dysfunction in the organ or organ system. Mid back pain is frequently associated with dysbiosis, an imbalance of the bowel flora. How are your bowels? ...Read more

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Sharp sporadic pain on the mid-lower part of my back on the right side (below rib cage). Young, no history of medical problems.

Sharp sporadic pain on the mid-lower part of my back on the right side (below rib cage). Young, no history of medical problems.

Muscular pain: Most probably musculoskletal pain, as long as the pain is not getting progressively worse, give some time, anti inflammatory and proper stretching might help. If persistent have it checked out ...Read more

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Can gas cause pain in the upper part of my back and in my rib cage ?

Can gas cause pain in the upper part of my back and in my rib cage ?

Upper back pain/gas: Can be gas/constipation or reflux. Other possibilities , musculoskeletal, myoplasma infection, or depending on whether right or left are gallbladder rarely may be pancreatitic (cyst , pancreatitis) but pain is usually very severe, or spleen if recent severe trauma.At age 35 would check risk factors ( HTN, DM, lipids) for cardiac issues ...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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M have pain in the left side of my neck shoulder an shoulder blade an around my collar bone an top part of my ribs?

M have pain in the left side of my neck shoulder an shoulder blade an around my collar bone an top part of my ribs?

Decisions Decisions: How's your breathing?Feel short of breath or can't get in enough air? If so,then you should go to an Urgent Care for an exam.If not, and it hurts more to move your neck or shoulder, then you probably have a kink in your neck or a muscle strain or good ol' muscle tension from stress or over-work/over-exertion.Balls in your court now.Decide on Motrin, heat and massage or a trip to your friendly U.C. ...Read more