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knots in rib cage

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Fogel
Dr. Guy Fogel answered
44 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cartilege or bone: This could be post traumatic like a broken rib or it could be a growth of cartilege or of the bone. I would have x-rays and bone scan to evaluate.

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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.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: I would consider being seen. It is possible that. In the same fall in which you hurt your back. You fractured a rib or dislocated a joint between a r ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: If in the center of ur abdomen just below the rib cage ; u r thin u may be feeling ur duodenum spasm due 2 ulcers or ur pyloric area of stomach. 2 the ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
13 years experience Pain Management
Probaly not: The enlarged speen will bulge into the abdomen under the rib cage and will feel firm.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: It could be a great many things. See your physician for an exam and diagnosis.
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A female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Unexplained pain: If you can see your doctor in a day or two OK. If not please go to the nearest Emergency room.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Merrill Reuter
35 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
32 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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