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Knot under left rib cage

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Cardiology 23 years experience
Knot: Without examining it, difficult to diagnose. You need physical examination. Obtain physician consultation.
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
Costochondritis: With the limited information provided - it seems like muskuloskeletal pain. If you have any cardiac risk factors (DM, active smoker, metabolic syndro... Read More

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A 32-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.
A female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
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 member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Probaly not: The enlarged speen will bulge into the abdomen under the rib cage and will feel firm.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Merrill Reuter
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 35 years experience
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.
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Royal
Holistic Medicine 32 years experience
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
A male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
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
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Requires exam/blood: testing. These "knots" are problematic and must be visualized. I suggest a comprehensive physical exam, blood testing and GI evaluation.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenhui Cao
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 29 years experience
Muscle verses nerve: Continue to use the rub, heating pad to treat the strain. If the numbness and tingling doesn't improve, the possibility of thoracic radiculopathy shou... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Gerbino
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
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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