Left side pain just below ribs

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Avatar n tn I am a 19 year old girl,i have pain in my abdomen just below the ribcage slightly to left side from midline for 4 months,the pain is mild and has no particular time of occuring..i had diarrhea almost 1 month back and since then i am not passing normal stools sometimes my stools are dry hard and black other times they are frothy black and other times very watery....i feel a decrease in my apetite and the area where i feel pain is a bit tender on pressing... what to do?
Avatar n tn chronic pain on my right side below my ribs, and acute pain on my left side of my ribs
Avatar m tn m unable to eat much because the pain starts to intensify. I also get a sharp pain in my back left side under sholder blade. I'm worried and don't is I have a cardio problem or a GI issue.. Iv been to ER once and was told everything was ok... I don't know why I get short of breath and intense pain, like my stomach is moving up my chest, also I'm unable to eat right now..
Avatar f tn I am a 59 year olf female and for the last 3 months or so have been having really bad pains in my left side just under my ribs. The pain goes through to my back. I also have erratic bowel movements, flatulence and feel as if I can't empty my bowls properly. The pain is bad when I twist round to look at something and nothing seems to improve it although it can get a little better towards the end of the day.
Avatar n tn ve been having pain on my left lower side just below the ribs that feels like pressure that comes and goes, but is the worst when I lay down at night. I also have a pain in the middle of my stomach that comes at the end of my ovulation cycle (I think, I'm still trying to pin point that) it feels like someone just did an upper cut to my stomach, that usually happens when I'm sitting down and last for about 30min-1hr standing or lying down usually help.
759610 tn?1234258961 I have been expericing pain on the left side below the ribs. It started in late dec 08. I went to the dr for my physical in Jan and he thoroughly felf the area and told me it was muscular. The pain went away for 2 weeks and came back. I notice it when sitting or laying down. The pain feels dull, it comes and goes. I have been sleeping normally and eating well. I have not had an upset stomach or vomiting. The pain sometimes will go into the middle of chest.
Avatar f tn Is it normal to have pain high on your left side, right below the ribs after sleeping on that side too long? I try my best to stay on my left side because it is recommended for better blood flow but after a few hours it is painful. Anyone else have this?
Avatar f tn I have a pain in my left side, below my ribs. It seems to be focused at different areas all the time. It will be around where my pelvic bone is, or it will be just below the ribs. Sometimes even around my back, tho less often there. It feels like a stabbing pain. And it comes & goes. Is this related to my bowels? My ovaries (I'm past menopause), something else? I had 2 C-sections (which were done badly) & have a scar stretching from one side to the other.
Avatar n tn started with pain on left hand side just under my ribs and lost weight. I have had it for over a year but now it is on the right hand side below the ribs and moves through to the back. I have started with slight chest pains which I think are associated with the thyroid.. Fed up of going to the doctors due to having had thyroid cancer which I have got the all clear for.
Avatar n tn i have a constant slightly minor pain on my left side about 5 inches below my ribs, deep breathing makes it hurt, started after i ate and have had this for a full 24hrs any ideas should i be worried
Avatar f tn I bent forward slightly and felt a burst of pain in my upper left side below my left breast. The next day I had a shooting pain from the same area (upper left ribs) to my back that gradually got worse as the day progressed. By the time I went home I was in agony and I noticed that my left ribs were protruding out significantly. I went to the ER and they took an Xray and said that everything looked in place and nothing looked broken.
1926783 tn?1329945412 What could it be? Pain a couple inches below my ribs its like a dull throb . Every now & again. What COULD it be? Or is it normal? I know ligaments pain from early pregnancy but Idk I just get worried easily.
Avatar f tn I have been having right sided pain just below my ribs now for about 9 months. The pain is excruciating which has recently landed me in the emergency room.......finally after 6 hours of morphine the pain subsided enough that I could go home. While in the e.r. they ran blood tests (which were normal) , did a CT Scan which showed a mass on the left side 7cm by 9cm but my right side appeared normal. They also did a UA which was normal.....
Avatar f tn I have had this left side abdominal pain for well over 1 year. I have had many tests done including, MRI, Ultrasound, blood work. I did have my gall bladder removed in february..and thougth maybe that would cure my pain....but it has not gone away...some days are worse than others and it is rare but has happened to go for a 1-2 days with no pain...but mainly it is constant. It ranges just below the ribs and can sometimes radiate toward the back...
Avatar n tn I have a twitching just below my ribs on my left side. I thought it was due to some food giving me gas issues and stopped eating the food that I thought was causing it. The twitching has returned. There is no pain but it is irritating. Any idea what it could be?? One doctor I went to didnt seem worried about it. It keeps happening and I just want to be assured its nothing major.
Avatar f tn I have been having pain in upper left abdomen ,just below the ribs for a few weeks now that has got really quite severe this past week.It seems to get worse when I eat also if I drink anything with sugar in it.I am worried that it could be my pancreas.Where is the pancreas located and does it correlate with left sided abdominal pain?If not what else could it be I wonder?I feel really ill.Thanks for any helpful advise.
Avatar n tn I have a sharp pain below my ribs on the left side. It hurts when I move or take a deep breath. What could this be?
Avatar f tn 5 days before while walking a sharp pain started in my left side under ribs maybe in lungs. while inhaleing a sharp pain starts. pain only happen only in deep breathing . i feel like safocation sometime.
Avatar m tn Afterwards, when the diarrhea eases up, I get this pain on my left side just below the ribs (I believe it is right about where the top of my stomach/pancreas) is located. It is actually painful to the touch. Last night it woke me up. I felt around and found the exact spot which really hurt bad. I got up and took a tums. That worked. I went back to sleep, woke up this morning and the pain is gone, so is the soreness. So, what is that? Could it be a gas pocket?
Avatar n tn I have a dull achey pain basically all day below my right ribs sometimes to the side. Could this be hepatitis? Would I have any other side effects? I dont want hepatitis. Let me know if you think this is...
Avatar f tn m 29 weeks and right below my ribs on my left side I get a pain its always really late at night and normally if I change my position it goes away buts it feels like a constant burning like she's laying on an organ and my doctor said she is probably pressing on my spleen
Avatar f tn About 10 years ago my bile duct was enlarged, I eventually started getting pain under my bottom ribs, on the left side. After having an ERCP, the pains went away. I am once again getting the same type of pain in the same place, with my PCP stating the pain is on the wrong side. I have an ultrasound scheduled for a few weeks from now. I wonder why I'm getting pain on my left side if indeed my bile duct is enlarged again. Anybody else experience this?
Avatar m tn Hi, I'm newer on here and have some concerns. I am 22 years old and in pretty good shape, but for the past 3 months, I have been experiencing some bad chest pain. I'm 5'4, 115 lbs, had a physical in December; BP 100/60, total cholesterol 189, pulse always around 70bpm. From the moment I wake up in the morning to the moment I fall asleep at night I have some pressure and tightness exactly 2 ribs, or 2.5 inches below my left nipple. It doesn't go away! It's constant.
Avatar f tn It feels like there is something under my ribs on my left side below my heart causing my ribs to protrude out greatly. It causes me great discomfort often but causes me severe pain if i twist my body to the left. Its been over 5 years since the swelling first occurred which was so severe that i thought my ribs were going to crack, but since then the swelling has reduced to only the front of my left ribcage. Im now noticing that it is affecting my breathing severely.
Avatar f tn It feels like there is something under my ribs on my left side below my heart causing my ribs to protrude out greatly. It causes me great discomfort often but causes me severe pain if i twist my body to the left. Its been over 5 years since the swelling first occurred which was so severe that i thought my ribs were going to crack, but since then the swelling has reduced to only the front of my left ribcage. Im now noticing that it is affecting my breathing severely.
Avatar f tn Not sure what to think. Left side below rib and left side of belly button has stabbing pains. Not constant. I have been nauseated for the last couple of days and my stomach has been upset. This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/233363'>Persistant pain under left lower ribs and nausea</a>.
1511025 tn?1290133257 Pain and discomfort on the lower left side of abdomen just below and to the left of navel can be due to several causes such as Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, infection in kidney, kidney stones, adhesions, polycystic ovary in females, IBS, constipation, and an abscess in rectus abdominis muscle or psoas muscle. Since you do not have a lump or a tender hot spot, in all probability it is not a muscle.
1930941 tn?1400107522 just below ribs can be a liver pain if the pain is on and off.also can be gas if u fell bloated.it all depends of the type of pain and how long persits.try tu push just below u ribs on the liver side and relese fast the presure.after relese if u feel pain its the liver.
Avatar n tn Hi I am 33 y/o male. I've had left side pain (front near ribs/side) for the past 3 months now. The pain comes and goes, seems like it gets worse after I eat too much, sit in certain positions, lie in certain positions etc. CBC and urinalysis are normal. Ultrasound of stomach area didn't find anything abnormal. What could this be? If it is muscle strain how come it isn't getting any better? Are there other explanations?
Avatar f tn I know I should be sleeping on my side but my ribs have been hurting so much its pretty unbearable. 31 weeks and I'm sure its only gonna get worse. Have any of you ladies found a way to ease it? Aside from Tylenol.