Pain Under Rib Cage And Left Breast

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  1. QUESTION:
    I Have pain under my left rib cage & extreme bloating after eating, it is very uncomfortable for a few months.
    I am 43, female. The last few months I have been suffering from pain under my left rib cage and breast along with extreme bloating, which worsens after eating. I am miserable, any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      well, they say if you are......(the 4 f's....) Fat, forty, female, and fertile......gallbladder....get a HIDA scan and an ultrasound to rule that out.

      First....go see your doc for a referral to a gastroenterologist

      I hurt there too....anywhere ....even not on gallbladder side when I know it's my gallbladder....it's called referred pain

  2. QUESTION:
    Sharp pain under left rib cage when breathing?
    This has happened to me for years and years since I was a little girl. I get a sharp pain under my left rib cage when I breath in. The pain shoots and radiates through my left breast. Then the pain goes away. Then I take another breath in, and it comes back. It hinders my breathing. It's a sharp pain. Then eventually it goes away. Any one know what this could be? I've gotten an EKG done before and it was inconclusive.

    • ANSWER:
      I have something similar to this. The doctor told me it happens when i sit and trap a nerve, she said it was no biggie, just a pain in the arse (or chest in this case).

      Mention trapped nerve to your doctor just to be sure.

      Jonathan.

  3. QUESTION:
    my left side under my breast which is my rib cage why does it hurt so painfully and sharp?
    i am 18 years of age.okay lately ive been haven pains under my breast on the left side
    which is my rib cage.and before i had gallbladder problems but
    really its not that at least i dont think again?! i never got it out! and then before school started i have diagnosed with pleursy which is
    inflammtion in my lungs.okay now my votech nursing assistant teacher
    says it could be gallstones or gallbladder! im afraid please someone help me!

    • ANSWER:
      see a QUALIFIED DOCTOR not some school nurse.

  4. QUESTION:
    What can cause a very sore rib cage/diaphragm?
    I have been having pain in my rib cage/diaphragm area with sharp chest pains under my left breast. The pain in my rib cagy is constant and hurts more when I cough. I haven't gone to the doctor yet and would like to know what it might be.

    • ANSWER:
      Pneumonia???? I had it a few years back and that sounds like what I had and it was only a dime sized location in my left lung. Definitely talk to your doc and have a chest xray done.

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