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I am having pain on my left side under my rib cage. I

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I am having pain on my left side under my rib cage. I thought it was a muscle sprain but it's been about 5 weeks now. It only hurts with movement or when I press in. Any idea what the issue could be?
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: About 5 weeks. Moving around twisting, lifting, or bending to the side increases the pain. Sitting or resting it feels fine. Sometimes I aches but I notice the pain first thing in the morning when I wake up
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: 28 years old, female
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


Pain in this area can be


pancreatic pain, from inflammation, often due to gallstones

colon pain, transverse colon , from inflammation of any cause

trapped gas

stomach ulcer or gastritis.

You need an exam to narrow this down.

See an internal medicine doctor.

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