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I have pain around and under my left rib cage. It radiates

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I have pain around and under my left rib cage. It radiates around to my back?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Charles replied 9 years ago.


The area you have described is medically termed as left hypochondrium and the pain in this area can be felt due to number of causes.

Most common of them are: colonic diseases or splenic diseases,irritable bowel syndrome,spleenomegaly(enlarged spleen).

Also it can be due to kidney stone.

You need urine examination,blood work & an ultrasound to know the underlying cause.So I suggest you to see your doctor soon.

Hope my answer had helped you.

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