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Doctor insights on: Organs Under The Left Ribcage

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What can be the cause of pain under your left rib cage?

What can be the cause of pain under your left rib cage?

Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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What cuases sharp pain under your left rib cage..Its been hurting since morning and still hurts?

What cuases sharp pain under your left rib cage..Its been hurting since morning and still hurts?

Pain under (L) ribs: May be muscle spasm (called a stitch) that can be relieved by stretching the involved muscles. In that area, however, pain might be referred from stomach, pancreas, spleen, splenic flexure of colon, or ribs. If burning sensation &/or blisters, shingles is possible. If recent onset, stitch most likely, but if other organ problems, see pcp for workup. ...Read more

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Can there be a mass built up under your left rib cage/upper abdomen from poop? or lack of popping?

Can there be a mass built up under your left rib cage/upper abdomen from poop? or lack of popping?

Yes!: Yes this is very possible . How constipated are you? Consider talking to your doctor about a laxative such as miralax. You can take 17-34 g a day. Ask your doctor before using to take more than that for 2 weeks. Side effects are diarrhea and possible dehydration. ...Read more

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What is located under the left rib cage and above the hip? There is a constant throbbing pain and it will swell up then go back down.

What is located under the left rib cage and above the hip? There is a constant throbbing pain and it will swell up then go back down.

Lots: Included in the area u stated there the spleen splenic flexure of the colon and the entire descending colon. There is also small bowel in the next layer and then kidneys tho they r extra peritoneal.U need 2 b evaluated and get a definative DX from ur pcp or internist. There r a number of problems that effect each of these organs. Get in 2 c waht it could b, . ...Read more

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Pain at the left side under my rib cage what is this?

Pain at the left side under my rib cage what is this?

You need to see: your doctor to determine the cause. They will do a detailed history physical exam ans possibly order some tests. ...Read more

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Twisting pain under my left rib cage?

Twisting pain under my left rib cage?

Need more info: Not enough detail to provide reasoned response. Age? Sex? Known medical problems? Current medications? When started? Any injury/trauma/new exercise or unusual straining. Any fever, nausea, cough, URI symptoms, GI symptoms? Previous history of same problem? Worsening activities/movements. Relieving activities/movements/ meds. A shot in the dark without more information or a star trek tricorder. ...Read more

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What is the ball i feel under my left rib cage?

What is the ball i feel under my left rib cage?

Difficult to say!: You should see your pcp as you need to be examined and the 'ball' needs to felt and seen. It could be a cyst from skin contents, a fatty tumor, cyst from the joints of the ribs, or be an enlarged organ from the abdomen. Depending on the exam and your history, testing will be organized to determine the cause for it and treatment decided and implemented. ...Read more

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IAm a 40 year old women and i am having sharp pains in my left sIde under my rib cage could you tell me what you think ?

IAm  a 40 year old women and i am having sharp pains in my left sIde under my rib cage could you tell me what you think ?

Injury ribs, spleen: it can be your ribs, muscles to your ribs, lungs or spleen. If you had an injury, any of these could have been injured. Please see a doctor for a workup. ...Read more

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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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