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Pain and swelling under left rib cage

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Moammar
Specializes in Pulmonology
Possibilities!: A swelling under the left rib cage has many differential diagnoses; it could be coming from the skin( lipoma...), from the rib either the cartilage or... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Highly unlikely: this is the cause, but you need to consult your physician for a full evaluation.
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: The pancreas should not do that. If you have any swelling in that area ,pregnant or not see a physician for evaluation
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
No: Did you fall down and Injured your Rib? Has it been there for long time? then it would be normal Varient.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
Various things: such as contusion, rib fracture, shingles, costochondritis etc. See your doctor.
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 29 years experience
Rib pain: The rib cage does not often become painful and swollen, unless there was some direct injury to the area (rib fracture/contusion) or some indirect spra... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: It could be any of several things. You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical e... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Possibly an Insect--: bite, seems the most plausible explanation; other would include a trauma to the affected site. Both these would cause other symptoms as well. Suggest... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Pain: Likely intercostal pain. Recommend regular course of NSAID for a week. If swelling would persist get seen.
A 43-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 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rodriguez
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Spleen or ribs: It can be hard to tell the cause of pain in this region of the body. Teenagers with mono can get an enlarged spleen and have pain from that. Another p... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 54 years experience
Not without exam: Your need to have your physician examine the area and evaluate what could be causing this area. You cannot tell if it is a problem without and examin... Read More

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