• ellen 2009 ellen 2009
    May 25, 2009
    Pain behind rib cage on left side when lying down?
    ellen 2009 ellen 2009
    May 25, 2009

    I'm getting pain behind my rib cage on the left hand side near the top. The pain is pretty bad at night when I'm lying down, and it often wakes me up. Any idea what this could be? Thanks.

     

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  • Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    May 31, 2009
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    May 31, 2009

    A number of things could be causing your pain.  I'm afraid there's no way to know for sure without a physical exam, medical history and possbily some tests.  Any chest pain like that is something that your doctor should assess as soon as possible, and you also should consider an emergency room if you're having chest pain. Here are some links that might be helpful to you.  Good luck to you!

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  • kimber1964 June 01, 2009
    kimber1964
    June 01, 2009
    I WAS HAVING THAT PROBLEM AT ONE TIME AND I NOTICED IT ALWAYS HIT ME WHEN I WAS WORKING HARD AND HAD HARDLY ANYTHING ON MY STOMACH AND I WOULD ALWAYS GET SOME MILK AND I HATE MILK BUT I WOULD TRY TO DRINK A SMALL GLASS OF IT STRAIGHT DOWN SO I WOULDNT TASTE IT SO MUCH AND WITHIN JUST A FEW MINUTES IT WOULD GO AWAY ... I NEVER DID FIND OUT WHAT IT WAS AND HAVENT HAD THE PROBLEMS SINCE. ONE OTHER TIME I ACCIDENTLY TOOK A FEW MORE PERCOCETS THAN I WAS SUPPOSE TO BECAUSE I MISREAD THE BOTTLE AND THAT SAME PAIN HIT ME BUT LIKE I SAID THE MILK TOOK CARE OF IT. OR IT MIGHT BE YOUR GALLBLADDER AND IF SO MAYBE DRINKING SOME REGULAR 7-UP WILL HELP.. IT DID FOR ME WHEN MY GALLBLADDER WOIULD ACT UP.. BUT ITS LONG GONE NOW...LOL!! GOOD LUCK AND TAKE CARE! KIMBER READ MORE
  • squirmy July 06, 2011
    squirmy
    July 06, 2011

    I had this pain for about a week one time when I was in th ARMY i went on sick call my doctor took some x ray,s and couldnt find anything which is somtimes expected well he sent me back to work and the following day it seemed alot worse so I went on sick call again when I got in to see the same doctor he said he noticed me walking to his office and said that the pain must be legit so before sending me to the main hospital he said that he had a little bit of chiropratic training and he wanted to try something so I laid stomach side down on the exam bed he went up and down my back with both hands pushing he started talking to distract me and popped my neck and it popped all the way down my spine and that was twenty years ago and knock on wood the pain hasnt returned he said my ribs had got out of alignment

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