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What Is On The Left Side Under The Rib Cage
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
What would cause pain in the left side under rib cage. It is consistently coming every 5 or so minutes and lasting 10-15 seconds.?
GI spasms?: "stomach pain" can be caused by lots of things & may indeed originate outside the GI tract. Further evaluation is in order before anyone can answer "what to do." your doctor will want to re-examine you as well as know the quality, timing, duration, location, & associations (eating, position, activity, stooling, urinating) of your pain to better direct the next appropriate testing. ...Read more
Many things there: Spleen, stomach, splenic flexure of the colon. Only way 2 b sure is 2 c ur pcp or an upper GI specialist. ...Read more
I have pain on the left side under the rib cage mid torso where the rib curves, when I exercise and breath its like a sharp pain what is causing this?
Needs to be checked: The chest pain on left side the type you describe at your age is usually caused by inflammation in your ribs and joints of the chest wall. Especially when you move the ribs on exercising and breathing. But it can also be caused by Heart problem like Angina or MI. Especially in Diabetics even at age of 23. I suggest you get yourself checked by your Doctor asap or go to ER and get checked. ...Read more
What could be the reason for a sharp pain on the left side under the rib cage and radiates torward left leg and lower back?
I have a stomach ache on the left side under the rib cage. Its more like an acute discomfort. 4th time in 2 months. Think long gaps in eating might ha?
I have been throwing up everyday. I have stomach pains and pain on the left side under the rib cage. Also have a light lump in the area right by the stomach.
For chronic emesis:
Please let your parents know.
This warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more
I have pain on my left side under the rib cage that is stabbing at times and is achy. I've had it for about 2 days now should I be worried?
Need more info: How bad is it? Is the pain on the surface at the rib or deep in the abdomen? Does it come and go or change with coughing? Does it move? Does it radiate anywhere else? What makes it worse? Activity? Eating? Did you injure yourself? Is it improving or worsening or the same. Other symptoms? Fevers? Chills? Change in bowel movements? Nause? If so, see a surgeon. Need a bit more info. ...Read more
Tell mom to call doc:
Kayle: based on the info here, you are 13? Please ask mom or dad to call your doctor and have that pain checked out.
Good luck to you. ...Read more
I ve got a sharp pain on the left side under my rib cage, it come and goes, and it hurts a lot when I breath in deeply or after I ate, what can I do?
See your Family Doc,:
To be evaluated, investigated ; treated properly.
Good luck and best wishes for the new year. ...Read more
Having problems on the left side under rib cage. Hurts when I breathe and when I lean forward. Pains have been going in and out?
Spleen & stomach: Lower edge of spleen and upper edge of stomach are in this area. ...Read more
2 things: Either the tip of your heart or your spleen. ...Read more
I feel a lump on the left side of my body just under the rib cage, is it a tumor or could it be a knot of muscles? It kinda hurts to put pressure on I
Undefined: Presence of a lump defined by a lesions size, pain, mobility. It could be a cartilaginous lesion growing off the lower edge of the rib, or a benign muscular process in the abdominal wall where the rectus abd. Reaches the rib. A needle aspiration under local can resolve the issue in most instances ...Read more
Pain between my arm and my breast and my left rib cage on the left side under my breast and serve headache hot and cold sweats no couph fell warm?
Have had stomach pain for past 2 weeks that feels like flutters on the left side under rib cage along with chest pain and back pain. What could it be?
More than 1 problem: The stomach pain is most likely caused by stomach pain. But the flutters are due to irregularities in your heart rhythm - most often in your age group: premature atrial beats (or contractions). You can feel better by avoiding caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, and getting plenty of sleep and trying stress reduction techniques (like yoga or TM). IF that fails, there are meds that can help. ...Read more
Rest/time: Can take several weeks. As soon as pain diminishes can start some pt. Stretching may be helpful. Sometimes takes many weeks or months to fully heal. ...Read more
Sharp pain that stays in my middle rib cage on the left side, what can be causing this and how can this be treated?
My pluse is coming out my skin under my rib cage on the left side it only last 20 sec and is coming and going all day?
A muscle twitch or fasciculation is an uncontrolled fine movement of a small segement of a larger muscle that can be seen under the skin. Many causes such as lack of sleep, drug side effects, exercise, dehydration, electrolye imbalances, autoimmune disorder.
Usually benign and requires no treatment. Contact doctor if you have persistent twitching. ...Read more
I'm having severe, localized pain in my back on the left side, about where my rib cage ends. Any ideas what could cause it?
Left back pain: The differential diagnosis for your condition is huge. It could be a pain from kidney stone to localized muscular pain to a referred pain from underlying condition. I would recommend you to be seen by a doctor and get examined and probably obtain labs. If the pain is severe, you should visit a emergency room ...Read more
Round bump on the left side of my body where my rib cage is, its getting smaller as I massage it, but I'm starting to feel pain right above the bump?
Could be many things:
To many possibilities to list. A doctor would need to ask many questions, perform a physical exam and possibly do a few simple tests to narrow this down.
This type of symptom must have an actual exam ...Read more
go see a doctor.
My rib cage juts out and sinks in noticably on the left side, and the right side it seems like one rib is stuck behind the others. Is this a problem?
Chest wall: There are variations and abnormalities in the way the chest wall forms leading to pectins escavatum or pectus carinatum. Either the breastbone caving in or protruding out, respectively. This can create the look of the chest caving in on one side and jutting out on the other. If it is mild it does not cause any problem however if it is deeply sunken then it can cause restriction of either the heart or the lungs. Please see your primary care physician if you're concerned. ...Read more