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Why does my left side under my ribs hurt?

Why does my left side under my ribs hurt?

Pain: This could be from exercise, trauma, abdominal organ illness. You should consult your physician.

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I have been diagnosed with a 4cm hiatus hernia and dysphagia but why does my left side under my ribs hurt so much all the time?

Not specific: The pain is nonspecific, and unlikely to be related to the small hiatal hernia. Could be costochondritis, or muscle spasm. Best to see your primary care provider odor a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps!

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Why does my left side of my body under my ribs hurt?

Why does my left side of my body under my ribs hurt?

Pain: This could be from exercise, trauma, abdominal organ illness. You should consult your physician.

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Why is it whenever I cough or breath hard, the left side of my ribs hurt. Why?

Why is it whenever I cough or breath hard, the left side of my ribs hurt. Why?

Chest pain: Pain with breathing is pleurisy. Many different causes and sometimes no clear reason why it is occurring. Forceful coughing can lead to pleuritic pain which can be unilateral or bilateral. Infections and musculoskeletal injuries can cause and mimic (respectively) pleuritic pain.

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Whenever I cough or breathe hard, the left side of my ribs hurt. What could be wrong?

Whenever I cough or breathe hard, the left side of my ribs hurt. What could be wrong?

Musculoskeletal....: The discomfort you describe is likely musculoskeletal pain. The chest wall has bones, muscles, cartilage all of which is subject to muscle strain/sprain, cartilage inflammation and even rib bruise or fracture from excessive coughing. Once the cough is controlled, the musculoskeletal disorder (s) will also be controlled. So, see your doctor for diagnosis/treatment of the cough.

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Why does the left side of ribs hurt when I breathe?

Why does the left side of ribs hurt when I breathe?

Costochondritis?: Rib pain with breathing could be due to costochondritis, a rib-cartilage pain that is aggravated by movement. However, other more serious causes include pleuritic pain or heart issues. See your doctor to confirm the cause and to give you a treatment plan.

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I have had rib pain in my upper back for 3 days now it hurts to breathe and to lay flat on my back and on my left side. Should I be worried?

I have had rib pain in my upper back for 3 days now it hurts to breathe and to lay flat on my back and on my left side. Should I be worried?

No: It is muscle spasm due to wrong posture, bedding or pillows. Try to correct that and wait for 1 week. In meantime do brisk walking for 1 hr. May take some warm shower and NSAIDs. don't do any bending or stretching until pain goes away.

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Is it possible to break some ribs by vomiting so much. My ribs hurt in my left side, I didn't fall or anything I have just been vomiting now stop.

Is it possible to break some ribs by vomiting so much. My ribs hurt in my left side, I didn't fall or anything I have just been vomiting now stop.

Unlikely: It is unlikely for a healthy 23 year old to fracture ribs from vomiting. You may have strained your intercostal muscles or developed inflammation in your costal (rib) cartilage. It is also possible you developed pleurisy (inflammation of the chest the area between your lungs and chest wall). Try some anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen or naproxen.

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Blood pressure is 139/72. 98 my left side ribs hurt real bad?

Blood pressure is 139/72. 98 my left side ribs hurt real bad?

Rib pain: Alot depends on the type of pain. .. Is it worse with movement or deep breath or brought on by exertion. See a doctor asap.

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My ribs hurt when you touch them its like a sore touch pain when touching them. I haven't been in any trauma. The left side especially.

My ribs hurt when you touch them its like a sore touch pain when touching them. I haven't been in any trauma. The left side especially.

Costochondritis: Inflammation of the rib or rib cartilage is fairly common. (costochondritis). Consider taking an over the counter NSAID (like ibuprofen) for a week. If no improvement see your primary care physician. Good luck!

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Left lower ribs hurt when I touch them on my side. Otherwise I feel fine doesn't hurt when I breathe move twist etc only when touching very tender?

Left lower ribs hurt when I touch them on my side. Otherwise I feel fine doesn't hurt when I breathe move twist etc only when touching very tender?

Consult physician: If localized to anterior ribs usually costochondritis. Occurs on left side of breastbone, affects more than one rib, Worsens with deep breaths or coughing. Resolves on its own, although in some cases may last for several months or longer. Treatment focuses on pain relief perhaps with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. Can be related to injury, viral infection, strain, arthritis, rarely tumor.

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Had terrible cough few weeks ago. Coughed so badly I threw up. Worst cough ever. Now left side of ribs hurt x 1 week. Ice helps a bit. Muscular?

Had terrible cough few weeks ago. Coughed so badly I threw up. Worst cough ever. Now left side of ribs hurt x 1 week. Ice helps a bit. Muscular?

Possibly rib fx: Can be musucular but people with vigorous coughing can fracture ribs. Most broken ribs heal on their own within six weeks. Usually therapy is conservative with oral NSAIDs for pain. If very painful and do not have relief of pain can develop pneumonia and should seek physician's help.

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I just got over flu symptoms I had for week. I now have achy rib pain on top left side that hurts to touch. My friend has same pain same too now. Virus?

I just got over flu symptoms I had for week. I now have achy rib pain on top left side that hurts to touch. My friend has same pain same too now. Virus?

One possibility: It wouldn't be fair to try and diagnose you with such little information. However, considering your history above, consider (among other things) musculoskeletal pain (from "coughing attacks"), viral or bacterial pneumonia and pleuritis. Given your symptoms, it would probably be worth a visit to the doctor. I hope this helps.

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Pain @outside corner left rib. Pain if touch. If I sleep on left side it is rigid and hurts. Ultrasound spleen normal. Muscles or need more investigation?

Likely a muscle stra: If it hurts when you push on it, and the serious things have been ruled out, you likely pulled a muscle. If you don't have a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding from your intestine. You may want to take Motrin 200mg prn for pain.

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Take questran (cholestyramine) for loose bm. Tingle/brief pains daytime left side upper back. Not at night or when lay down. Today. Top ribs hurt when cough. Related?

Take questran (cholestyramine) for loose bm. Tingle/brief pains daytime left side upper back. Not at night or when lay down. Today. Top ribs hurt when cough. Related?

Questran (cholestyramine): Possible. Questran (cholestyramine) causes allergies, GI effects gas, bloating, stomach pain; tingling/pain in left back may be allergy or colonic irritation as colon is high in back (almost mid scapula). Timing of the pain to Questran (cholestyramine) dosing? Same for the rib pain (referred irritation of colon).Alternatively could be viral/bacteria infection (pneumonia-mycoplasma), cold, since you are coughing. F/U w/doc today

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The right side of my ribs hurt after coughing and are tender to the touch. Why and /what is this?

The right side of my ribs hurt after coughing and are tender to the touch. Why and /what is this?

Musculoskeletal: Coughing can cause rib or cartilage injuries, as well as muscle strains. This is usually self- limiting. It is unusual to have anything as extreme as a rib fracture or cartilage dislocation, but it is possible. If this persists for more than a few days, you should see your family physician.

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Why is it that my ribs hurt one the right side?

Why is it that my ribs hurt one the right side?

See your physician: The causes of right sided pain are many. In upper abdomen, gall bladder, liver, stomach, small bowel, large bowel, and kidney can all contribute. Appendix symptoms are usually in the right lower quadrant of abdomen. Patient should see physician for physical exam and possibly testing. Costochondritis or inflammation of anterior ribs can cause pain. See DR for exam and possible testing.

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My boyfriend has lower back rib pain on the left side. What could cause that?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it.

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I have been sick n had bad coughing fit last nite now on the right side my ribs hurt?

I have been sick n had bad coughing fit last nite now on the right side my ribs hurt?

Musculoskeletal....: The discomfort you describe is likely musculoskeletal pain. The chest wall has bones, muscles, cartilage all of which is subject to muscle strain/sprain, cartilage inflammation and even rib bruise or fracture from excessive coughing. Once the cough is controlled, the musculoskeletal disorder (s) will also be controlled. So, see your doctor for diagnosis/treatment of the cough.

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I am having horrible rib pain on my left side. It's sensitive to touch & move. It pops whenever I breathe out. Have any suggestions?

I am having horrible rib pain on my left side. It's sensitive to touch & move. It pops whenever I breathe out. Have any suggestions?

Costo-chondritis: You may have costo-chondritis. The ribs come together at the end and join with a cartilage joint. Sometimes this joint is pulled apart or injured. It pops and is painful. Treat with anti- inflammatories and or cortisone injections. Rest is good too.