Im Getting Pain Behind My Rib Cage On The Left Hand Side At The Top Only Occurs At Night

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Asked by ellen 2009

Im Getting Pain Behind My Rib Cage On The Left Hand Side At The Top Only Occurs At Night

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.

Answer

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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