Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

170 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Why do I have pain in the upper left side at the rib cage edge?

Answered by
Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1999

Answered : 13762 Questions

Posted on Tue, 31 Jul 2018 in Lump
Question: I have a pain upper left side at the rib cage edge
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Muscle ache , ligament spasm or respiratory infection .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear

Warm welcome to
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* There are different possible reasons as muscle ache , ligament spasm , respiratory
infection or others .

Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Pain - exact location in upper left rib cage ( if possible by figure expression ) ,
type , intensity , severity , frequency , duration , radiation if anywhere ,
aggravating , relieving factors .
2. Associated cough , fever .
3. Any history of trauma or undue pressure .
4. Any difficulty in breathing .

Awaiting for your response .

Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on