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3 months ago I woke with a swollen left rib cage and it goes half way across my chest and my ct scan came back fine and did the soft tissue ultrasound

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Dr. William Carlos
19 years experience Critical Care
Muscle?: May be a muscle strain, see if it gets better after safely taking some ibuprofen.

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Doubtful: Abnormality of spleen (anatomically) would show on sono, and/or ct. Functional abnormality of spleen would show on blood count. Can't tell here what i ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly : Ct scan could potentially show a lipoma, but it does not show soft tissues in the spine real well. A better test that readily demonstrates soft tissu ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
LUQ pain??: If your pain is originating from a hiatal hernia then there is a surgical fix for it wherein they stop your stomach from sliding thru the diaphragm in ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
13 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Unlikely: Though it is possible for lung cancer to cause pain in the wall of the chest, this usually happens when tumors are larger. The nodules you have will ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Short of breath: I am missing information to understand the issue well. I assume a MRI and CT was normal of the chest. If that is the case then lung issues seem to not ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
23 years experience Radiology
Hard to say: Any component of the chest wall could give the appearance or feeling of asymmetric prominence. It wouldn't hurt to review the images with special att ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Rib pain : The best way to evaluate this is by an in-person examination with palpation. The ribs connect to the backbone (vertebrae) often the two cause pain bas ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Ache: Recommend blood work to check liver functions, if not already done.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Amerling
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not kidney-related: This is very likely musculoskeletal, or GI discomfort. Please have your physician evaluate with complete history and physical exam.
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