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What Organ Is On The Left Side About Five Inches Below The Breast At The Edge Of The Rib Cage
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 have a lump on my left rib cage about 2-3 inches under my breast, it hurts sometimes and have found a few more on both sides. Bean sized and smaller?
Please seek medical attention and have them checked out by a doctor.
Could be a minor issue like lipomas, cysts, fibromas or more serious lesions like infection, systemic conditions like arthritis condition, neurofibromas and metastases (very unlikely given your age) ...Read more
What could cause pain on the left side of my rib cage (below my breast and to the right a little)?
I have pain on the left side of my body, rib cage, breast and collar bone. What could be the reason?
Get examined: It seems this is a distribution of a nerve and likely from the long thoracic nerve due to the extent of involvement up and down and not along a dermatome alone. This is probably from your cervical spine. Other things can cause this like zoster but no rashes has been mentioned. Go see your doctor and have an exam and have it explained to you. ...Read more
What to do if I have pain on the left side of my rib cage, below my breast and to the right a little. Any ideas what it might be?
I have discomfort started on the left side of my rib cage & now I have it on the left chest under breast, the left back around scapular & shoulder?
Pain: You may have shingles with pain as a precursor before the rash. ...Read more
Hi I've just noticed a small area that looks swollen below my left breast above the rib cage on the left side! Any ideas what it could be? Thanks
Difficult to tell: Based on what you are describing, it is difficult to be exactly sure. This could be due to inflammation of your soft tissue (fatty tissue or muscle), from an enlarged spleen, etc. The best way to be sure is to have it examined by a doctor. It's advisable to make an appointment. Best wishes. ...Read more
I am experiencing pain on the left side of my rib cage right under my left breast, so far it hasn't stopped for two days, I haven't done anything physical in order to pull a muscle, what should I do?
I have pain and soreness directly under the left breast near the top of the rib cage. I had a lumpectomy 4 years ago on the left side of breast just?
See a doctor: Pain in the rib cage can be due to costochondritis. This is an inflammation of the cartilage where the rib meets the sternum. If you press the spot does it hurt? If so it could be costochondritis. You mentioned a previous breast biopsy, did you have invasive breast cancer? If so all the more reason to see your doctor. ...Read more
What does it mean when I have a sharp pain on the left side right under my breast bone above my rib cage?
Pain: If the pain worsens with deep breath or movement of upper chest it's likely muscular especially in younger patients without risk for heart disease. ...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?
What is the cause and how can I fix it when I have pain in the left side of the rib cage under the breast?
Dietary, gas, spleen: Kimberly, there are air pockets that can move if you touch your toes and move about, then lie on the side of the pain on the ground. Repeat this process if it helps a little... If you are constipated eat metamucil and yoghurt (organic fat free, plain). Drink a glass of water afterwards, wait and repeat the above. If you have family with sickle cell blood get yourself checked. ...Read more
I have pain on my right side underneath my rib cage, two inches below my breast, when I breathe in.
Pleuritic chest pain: This is pleuritic chest pain. Had this happen before? Did you sustain a trauma recently? It may be related to a prior lung infection. Sometimes it happens for no reason & goes away on its own. It can be, however, problematic. If you feel you need help, I would recommend a urgent care center or consult your doctor asap, particularly if you have difficult breathing. ...Read more
Every so often I get a this sharp pain on my upper left side, below my breast under my rib cage, and it lasts for a while, what might it be?
Upper chest pain: A sharp "knife like" pain, usually activated after a deep breath which disappears after less than a minute can be due to the lung not having been fully inflated and therefore stuck to itself partially collapsed. It can be the result of a "sticky" mucus on the surface of the lung. If this continues, see your health care provider for testing. ...Read more
My left side jus under my rib cage and under my breast it's swollen it's a little warm doesn't hurt much what could it be?
Many causes: Most concerning left sided pain is associated with the heart, but many other causes include trauma, costochondritis, anxiety, stress, gastroesophageal reflux, and sometimes from abdominal organs such as bowel. Stomach, gall bladder, etc. In the chest pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, collapsed lung etc. You should consult physician for physical examination and testing if appropriate. ...Read more
I've noticed that my left rib cage right under my breast is protruding out and not level with other side, is something going on? Its extreme.
Rib cage: Outward flaring of the lower border of the rib cage is not at all unusual. Your physician can check you to ensure that there are no other significant abnormalities. ...Read more
Having sharp pains on both right & left sides rib cage area under breasts & around back, feels like im swallowing my tongue, nauseated. Help please?
Please see doc: Sometimes rib/back muscle strains can cause pain like you describe, but... The nausea and the feeling of swallowing your tongue is concerning - that usually doesn't happen with simple muscle strains. Could this be referred pain from an ulcer, from the diaphragm, from the heart? Your symptoms are concerning enough that you deserve a thorough medical workup. Time to go to an urgent care or ed. ...Read more
Both breast tender and my left side breast every now and then today sharp pain that goes down to my rib cage?
I have twitching and stinging pain behind my upper left rib cage just below the breast and on the side. It comes and goes every minute or so. Help?
Rib cage pain: Try some anti inflammatories sounds like a muscle problem ...Read more
A lump under my left breast, it's seems to be sitting on top of rib cage it's about 2 inches long and 1 inch wide it has a burning feel when touched?
Get a doctor's opin: For it might or might not be serious. ...Read more
I'm a 25 yr old f: I have a lump/1 side seems raised higher than the other side under my left breast but on the upper part of my rib cage is it normal?
What could be causing burning, sharp pain on left side of rib cage under the breast with slight swelling palpitable under skin. I felt as if someone had poked me in the rib cage 3 nights ago but no one had. Pain has gotten longer in duration & stronger &
Shingles: Shingles is a very common cause of this pain and should be tested for there is a vacination to help prevent against shingle as well. ...Read more
Bad back pain on left side that goes around to my front side under breast. Feels like it's under rib cage. Severe pain?
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
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