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I have been coughing so hard my lowest rib on the left side keeps popping in and out. The pain is un bearable. What should I do?

I have been coughing so hard my lowest rib on the left side keeps popping in and out.  The pain is un bearable. What should I do?

Exam: It is possible to break a rib from coughing. You can also have several lung problems that can cause similar pain. It would be best to have an exam done, particularly if the pain is severe and/or you are short of breath. ...Read more

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Why is my rib on the left side sometimes sore?

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

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Hello, my father says that he experienced pain in his shoulder blades and it ran underneath his rib on the left side. What is this?

Hello, my father says that he experienced pain in his shoulder blades and it ran underneath his rib on the left side. What is this?

Chest pain: This is not to be taken lightly depending on his medical history, please get it checked by a physician as soon as possible. I would suggest going to an emergency room for a cardiac work up. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a sharp burning pain mid level, of rib on the left side.I am also a diabetic?

Conventional v other: Chronic burning pain is usually neurologic in origin. Sharp pain is often musculoskeletal. You need to determine the source of the pain, ex. nerve impingement at spine vs. diabetic neuropathy, etc. A more precise history & complete physical exam by a good osteopathic dr. could determine the precise cause. Treatments could be manipulation, pain modulators, neuroprolotherapy, etc. ...Read more

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Pain in left side under ribs?

?abdominal: Gas entrapment may occur in the colon as it turns in the left upper abdomen. Also there could be inflammation in this part of the colon. If this discomfort persists or is recurrent, you should be examined by your physician who will order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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What causes pain in left side under ribs?

What causes pain in left side under ribs?

Eval: Causes of left upper abdominal pain include but are not limited to: angina, heart attack, pneumonia, injury, enlarged spleen, ruptured spleen, pancreatitis, infection / abscess of the spleen, renal infection or stone, aortic aneurysm, cancer, shingles and obstipation. Get medical care if your pain is on-going. ...Read more