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Doctor insights on: What Does It Mean To Have A Bad Pain On My Side By My Ribs

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I have a bad pain on left side right below ribs.its just an ache but extremely hurts when I cough.what could it be?will it go away without goin to doctor?

I have a bad pain on left side right below ribs.its just an ache but extremely hurts when I cough.what could it be?will it go away without goin to doctor?

Could be many things: It's hard to know exactly where the pain is coming from without an exam... could be from your intestines or other internal organs, could be a muscle spasm, could be your lungs. I suggest getting seen by a doctor if it is continuing for another day or so. Sooner if it's getting worse or if you get a fever, worse cough, or vomiting. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have had stomach upset for 4 days and it's getting worse. I have a bad pain on my left side under my rib cage. Have a bad taste in my mouth to.

I have had stomach upset for 4 days and it's getting worse. I have a bad pain on my left side under my rib cage. Have a bad taste in my mouth to.

See your PCPC: The stomach flu is caused by a virus that attacks your gastrointestinal system. There is no cure for the stomach flu. The remedies are: good rest, plenty of fluids intake, plain food like crackers, cereal, toast and rice. Take NSAID over the counter and tincture of time. However, in your case it is prudent to see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a bad pain on the right side of my ribs/back area, nearthe breast. It is very tender and I can barely touch it. It hurtsto lift my arm. I also have pain in my waist which goes to myback. It hurts to walk. I haven't been drinking much water. Could it

I have a bad pain on the right side of my ribs/back area, nearthe breast. It is very tender and I can barely touch it. It hurtsto lift my arm. I also have pain in my waist which goes to myback. It hurts to walk. I haven't been drinking much water. Could it

If you don't : Have fever, burning urination, you probably won't have a pyelonephritis(kidney infection). Yor symptoms, as you described it, sound like a muscular sprain or spasm. Have you done any heavy lifting. I will recommend a good history and physical with your physician. ...Read more

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What dods it mean when you get a really bad pain on your ribs?

It means: You need to be evaluated today. This is not something you should ignore. ...Read more

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I have bad pain in my side and last night I felt something pop inside my body just below my rib cage?

Muscle or Ligaments: Most likely this can be due to a strain of muscles or ligaments. However, deeper structure in the back like the joints and discs can be contributory. ...Read more

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I am a 25-year-old female 5 days ago I started having bad pain in my right side upper back I thought a rib was out of place it was really terrible pai?

Maybe gallbladder?: There are many causes for right upper back pain — certainly muscle strain being the most common. But a less obvious cause could be your gallbladder. Gallbladder pain is often "referred" to the right shoulder, right upper back, or even the right armpit. There are more serious causes of upper back pain, so do consult your doctor about this problem — especially if you are having pain with breathing! ...Read more

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I have bad pain under ribs on rite side?

I have bad pain under ribs on rite side?

Could be gallbladder: Gallbladder pain is typically under the right side of the rib cage and/or area right at the bottom of the breast bone, and radiates to the back. It usually occurs about 30-60 minutes after eating, and may last hours. See you doctor if it persists or gets worse. ...Read more

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In really bad pain left side near ribs? Came on suddenly

Severe pain: Requires a visit to an emergency clinic. Could be a lot of things, if it lasts more than a few minutes could also be dangerous. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have been having pain below my ribs on my right side for 3 days and have blood tests that came back clear I need advise as am in real bad pain?

I have been having pain below my ribs on my right side for 3 days and have blood tests that came back clear I need advise as am in real bad pain?

Flank or RUQ?: Gallstones or stomach ulcer can cause your symptoms which may go undetected on routine blood tests. So can many other conditions. See your family doctor or internist and if pain getting worse, vomiting, unable to pass gas or stool, bleeding, fever then need to be seen at the er. ...Read more

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I have bad pain on my right side. where my bra strap is. I didn't fall or injure myself. I just woke up and it was sore. Feels like my ribs maybe

HARD TO SAY: IF IT IS A SUBLUXATION OF A RIB OR SOMETHING MILD USUALLY MOIST HEAT APPLIED TO THE AREA SHOULD HELP. SHINGLES COULD CAUSE THIS AS WELL. IT IS REALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO KNOW FOR SURE GIVEN THE POSSIBILITIES. EXAM AND DETAILED HX WOULD BE HELPFUL. ...Read more

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How do I treat rib and back pain I have two left side ribs causing me not to be able stand erect, lift anything on the right side, and severe pain in lower back, left side at l 2 and 3 vert. I can't sit and type almost in tears it hurts so bad.

This : This degree of pain is unusual for pure musculoskeletal problems to the "ribs" of to the thoracic area. You are not giving much information but I would want to make sure you don't have another problem internally that coulb be causing problems. You need a comprehensive evaluation of your condition with a good review of systems. ...Read more

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I have real bad pain on the left side when I cough or sneeze on rib cage?

I have real bad pain on the left side when I cough or sneeze on rib cage?

Rib fracture or....: Any trauma? If not could be a pulled intercostal muscle from a sneeze or cough.REALLY painful but it will go away. ...Read more

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What could be causing really bad pain in my left side from ribs to belly button?

What could be causing really bad pain in my left side from ribs to belly button?

Many things: Get examined soon by a doctor. I coulb be stomach problems or colon problems or even a problem with your spleen.

Get examined soon. ...Read more

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What could be causing really bad pain in my left side from ribs to belly button and on right side?

What could be causing really bad pain in my left side from ribs to belly button and on right side?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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I am having a bad pain under my ribs up my shoulder on right side I have acid reflux that keeps me up all night and makes me nauseous what could it be?

Pain Management: The symptoms that you report could mean a variety of conditions from gastritis to a stomach ulcer to even pancreatic cancer. This is not intent to scare you but a physician evaluation on an urgent basis through your pcp or er is appropriate. ...Read more

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I woke up sunday with bad pain under both ribs as if I had been throwing up all night. Monday the pain is concentrated on my right side what could be causing this pain?

I woke up sunday with bad pain under both ribs as if I had been throwing up all night. Monday the pain is concentrated on my right side what could be causing this pain?

See you physician: Pain located in the right upper abdominal area can be caused by several things but most especially gall bladder disease. You may have eaten something the night before that didn't agree with you and this caused a flair up of pain. I would have your gall bladder evaluated as this is a common source of abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What causes a bad pain in my right shoulder blade and back pain/ seems to be the right side of my rib cage

What causes a bad pain in my right shoulder blade and back pain/ seems to be the right side of my rib cage

An Ortho evaluation: When patients have persistent pain a good physical and exam can usually help figure out the causes which in this situation can include rotator cuff issues, neck pain, a pinched nerve or muscle spasm. An orthopedist or physical medicine and rehab can evaluate if an MRI is necessary and when to start therapy or other treatment. There are other na ortho causes of pain to consider like costochondritis. ...Read more

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My husband been having bad pain in left side under ribs sometimes shooting thru his groin and down his leg he had so many test but not showing up?

My husband been having bad pain in left side under ribs sometimes shooting thru his groin and down his leg he had so many test but not showing up?

Second opinion. : On the one hand, sometimes it is worth going back to the original medical team to let them know you still don't have an answer. On the other, assemble all your tests and get a fresh second opinion. Let the office know you have records to review and want a second opinion. Ask them to schedule you an appointment when the md might be able to allocate more time. ...Read more

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My husband is having bad pain in his left side in his lower rib cage, it is not tender to touch but the pain is sharp and brings tears to his eyes.?

My husband is having bad pain in his left side in his lower rib cage, it is not tender to touch but the pain is sharp and brings tears to his eyes.?

Several conditions: Such as pleurisy, infection or clots in the lung. Please check with your primary doctor asyour husband needs to have a thorough exam, a chest xray and labs prior to treatment. Hope he gets well. ...Read more

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Have fissures and narrow canal.colonoscopy 2/4/16 Now have Dull pains in left side under rib cage and shoulder pain? Bad pain comes and goes

Pain under ribs: Hello ~ I note you had a colonoscopy on 2/4/16 and now have pain under rib cage and shoulder pain. A rare complication of colonoscopy is rupture of the colon and more so if there is inflammatory bowel disease. If you perforate the colon you would get air in abdomen and it will rise to under diaphragm giving you pain you are getting. Go back to GI doc and have this checked thx ...Read more

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For the last few days everytime I eat a meal which is usually healthy not spicy I get a bad pain on my left side under my rib cage. I take Zantac and gas x but the pain is pretty bad. This only happens when I eat a full meal. I eat extremely light during

For the last few days everytime I eat a meal which is usually healthy not spicy I get a bad pain on my left side under my rib cage. I take Zantac and gas x but the pain is pretty bad. This only happens when I eat a full meal.  I eat extremely light during

Pancreatic disease?: I hope your pain is related to acid, but the location is worrisome. Talk to your dr for more info. Maybe try a ppi like Omeprazole 40 mg (2 otc caps)which maybe stronger than the zantac (ranitidine). ...Read more

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Bad back pain on left side that goes around to my front side under breast. Feels like it's under rib cage. Severe pain?

Bad back pain on left side that goes around to my front side under breast. Feels like it's under rib cage. Severe pain?

Intercostal: Pain that radiates from back to front, usually sharp and stabbing in character, may be related to intercostal neuralgia. This irritation of the nerve supplying each rib can be treated by rib mobilization techniques or by intercostal nerve block, which is diagnostic as well as therapeutic.
In either case it is crucial to assure proper rib motion is re-established, or pain will return ...Read more