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I get bad pains in my lower ribs on my left hand side . What might be the cause of this ?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: LUQ is complicated

The left upper quadrant of your abdomen includes spleen, stomach, diaphragm, and a bend of your colon called the splenic flexure.
In addition, the heart and lower lung are nearby, plus the muscles and connecting tendons of the left ribs may originate discomfort. Its better to seek medical attention and get examined than to guess wrong which organ system is at fault and delay proper diagnosis.

In brief: LUQ is complicated

The left upper quadrant of your abdomen includes spleen, stomach, diaphragm, and a bend of your colon called the splenic flexure.
In addition, the heart and lower lung are nearby, plus the muscles and connecting tendons of the left ribs may originate discomfort. Its better to seek medical attention and get examined than to guess wrong which organ system is at fault and delay proper diagnosis.
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