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What causes pain under the left rib cage while breathing?

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Posted on Wed, 20 Apr 2016
Question: Hello. Since yesterday I've been having a pain in my left side. It only hurts in a small are and just when i take deep breaths. The pain is situated somewhere in the area highlighted in the image.
can u please advise?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Sorry to say but there is no image attached in your question.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
I am happy to help you but sorry to say but there is no image attached in your question.
So please talk with Health Care Magic team regarding attachment of image.
I will be happy to help you further.
Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (4 hours later)
Hi. I don't know why you could not see the image. I have uploaded it online and you can see the area here: http://YYYY.com/a2t17g
I have also seen a doctor and she said it's probably a muscle or something related to the nervous system and recommended i take ibuprofen and CHLORZOXAZONUM(3 times a day). I did that both of them a few hours ago and i think it is a little better. I am worried that it might be the spleen ? or some internal organ ?

Any thoughts?
Thank you for your time,
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Do you feel heaviness in that area.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern. I have gone through the image you have attached.
Pain in that area can be due to spleen and kidney problems.
So please let me know
1. Do you have heaviness in that area?
2. Do you have Urinary symptoms?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further . Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (2 minutes later)
Hi again. I don't have any of the above.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Have you ever undergone ultrasound examination of abdomen?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
The pain site is lumber region. So to know the exact cause for this, you need ultrasound examination of abdomen.
So please let me know, have you ever undergone ultrasound examination of abdomen?
Please reply me answer of above asked question, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (3 minutes later)
I did have one las week for a rutine check and nothing was wrong.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No need to worry much.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Since your ultrasound examination of abdomen is normal, no need to worry for internal abdominal pathology.
Possibility of musculoskeletal pain is more.
So avoid heavyweight lifting and strenuous exercise.
Avoid bad postures in sleep.
Avoid movements causing pain.
Application of warm water pad on affected areas is also beneficial.
Take painkiller and muscle relaxant drugs.
Don't worry, you will be alright.
Hope I have solved your query. If you are not having further queries then please close the conversation and rate my answer.
You can ask me directly on bit.ly/askdrkaushalbhavsar.
Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes pain under the left rib cage while breathing?

Brief Answer: Sorry to say but there is no image attached in your question. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic. I can understand your concern. I am happy to help you but sorry to say but there is no image attached in your question. So please talk with Health Care Magic team regarding attachment of image. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.