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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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What organ is under your left lower rib cage on your left side close to your back?

What organ is under your left lower rib cage on your left side close to your back?

Kidney?: The organ you describe is probably a kidney, but you can experience pain in that area coming from a number of different organs, including liver, stomach, muscles and even the heart. ...Read more

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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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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 (polyethylene glycol). 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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Spasm under left rib cage?

Yes: That can happen. The diaphragm is the muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen. The muscle can spasm and cause pain that is sometimes hard to diagnose. Breathing and stretching exercises can help. ...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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Pain left upper side next to rib cage?

Pain left upper side next to rib cage?

Several things: are possible including muscle/ligament strain, infection, inflammation of the lining of the lung. If lower down on the side, then could also be related to the digestive system or spleen. A physician can help after a more thorough discussion about timing, severity, exacerbating factors and about your medical history. ...Read more

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How to reat pain under my left rib cage?

How to reat pain under my left rib cage?

See your GP.: This could be bruised skin, muscles or cartilage of the ribs, broken/bruised rib(s) themselves, or some abdominal organ, like splenic problem. See your doctor to get it diagnosed and treated properly. ...Read more

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Which organ causes pain below left rib cage?

Which organ causes pain below left rib cage?

Pain: There are just two organs there unless you have a transposition or your organs are out of place. That would be the spleen and your intestines. ...Read more

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