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What Causes Intermittent Pain On The Left Side Of The Ribs?

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Posted on Thu, 20 Oct 2016
Question: I am having sharp stabbing intermintant pains on my left side near the middle of my ribs
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Answered by Dr. Mahaveer Patil (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
needs further evaluation

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXX

Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

How was your day?

Hope this message finds you in good health.

I have gone through your query in detail and understand your concern.

this seems to be a nerve or muscle related pain. either the intercostal nerves situated between the ribs have inflammed .

another possibility is that any intra thoracic pathology related to heart or lungs may also present in a similar fashion

rarely,a pinched nerve in the back region at the vertebral level can cause similar pains

this pain can be treated by wearing a chest rib belt,rest, try taking anti inflammatory analgesic tablets. local gel and hot fomentation should help.

if the pain still remains and does not show any signs of improvement, then you should see a doctor and get the necessary investigations done.

You should eventually get back to normal in coming few days.Nothing to worry about.

I hope your question has been answered.

Feel free to consult me anytime for follow-up queries.

Take care,God bless.
Wish you a healthy life : )

If you do not have any clarifications,you can close the discussion.

Kind Regards..

Dr Mahaveer Patil, (MBBS,MS,Mch)
Consulting Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon

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What Causes Intermittent Pain On The Left Side Of The Ribs?

Brief Answer: needs further evaluation Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXX Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC.. How was your day? Hope this message finds you in good health. I have gone through your query in detail and understand your concern. this seems to be a nerve or muscle related pain. either the intercostal nerves situated between the ribs have inflammed . another possibility is that any intra thoracic pathology related to heart or lungs may also present in a similar fashion rarely,a pinched nerve in the back region at the vertebral level can cause similar pains this pain can be treated by wearing a chest rib belt,rest, try taking anti inflammatory analgesic tablets. local gel and hot fomentation should help. if the pain still remains and does not show any signs of improvement, then you should see a doctor and get the necessary investigations done. You should eventually get back to normal in coming few days.Nothing to worry about. I hope your question has been answered. Feel free to consult me anytime for follow-up queries. Take care,God bless. Wish you a healthy life : ) If you do not have any clarifications,you can close the discussion. Kind Regards.. Dr Mahaveer Patil, (MBBS,MS,Mch) Consulting Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon In future,you can contact me DIRECTLY on - http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/doctors/dr-mahaveer-patil/71222 - If you were satisfied and happy with my answer ,PLEASE RATE THIS ANSWER AND LEAVE YOUR SINCERE FEEDBACK .