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knot under left rib cage

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Knot: Without examining it, difficult to diagnose. You need physical examination. Obtain physician consultation.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Muscle ?: You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Probaly not: The enlarged speen will bulge into the abdomen under the rib cage and will feel firm.
A female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Several possible: under the left rib cage, could be a hernia, a rib cyst, a fatty tumor aka lipoma, a traumatic hematoma, or seroma. Absent fever or significant pain, y ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Merrill Reuter
34 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Could be hernia: Sometimes the small intestines can herniate in your side similar to your groin. If persists, should get it looked at by your doctor.
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A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Royal
31 years experience Holistic Medicine
Consider Colon Spasm: Organs associated with left side of body beneath anterior rib cage are colon and spleen. A "knot" could be somatic (muscle) dysfunction related to vis ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Undefined: presence of a lump defined by a lesions size, pain, mobility. It could be a cartilaginous lesion growing off the lower edge of the rib, or a benign ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Requires exam/blood: testing. These "knots" are problematic and must be visualized. I suggest a comprehensive physical exam, blood testing and GI evaluation.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parthiban Munnainathan
7 years experience Family Medicine
Sore muscles.: Hi, Thank you for your question. It sounds like you have muscle aches. Try some anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen or Tylenol. If you aren't feeling b ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Gerbino
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Need more info.: Structures in that area are spleen, kidney, diaphragm, and intestines. True muscle spasm that comes on after exercise is most likely diaphragm and wil ... Read More

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