• panda panda
    September 24, 2009
    What causes pain in my left side near my rib cage?
    panda panda
    September 24, 2009

    I had very sharp pain on my left side, back behind the rib cage. It comes in waves and was severe for a while, but then became a dull ache. Can anyone help?



  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    September 25, 2009
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    September 25, 2009

    Hi Panda,

    Your pain could be caused by any number of things (disc problems, muscle issues, nerve impingement), or it could be something cardiac related. Any time you have chest pain you should have it checked out immediately. Here is a link to the signs and symptoms of a heart attack.  I recommend you contact your physician to discuss your symptoms.

    Symptoms of a Heart Attack

    Some other links that might be helpful are below:

    Let's Talk Pain Meds

    Disc Herniation


    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson RD

    Heart Healthy Tips


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