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pain and swelling under left rib cage

A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Various things: such as contusion, rib fracture, shingles, costochondritis etc. See your doctor.
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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many things there: Spleen, stomach, splenic flexure of the colon. Only way 2 b sure is 2 c ur pcp or an upper GI specialist.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A male asked:
Dr. Shadia Constantine
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Trauma? Shingles: Dear YKarim, have you hit the area? if not, when reading this, I got concerned about Shingles (Herpes zoster) in which case, early antivirals will he ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 30-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 male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Pain: Likely intercostal pain. Recommend regular course of NSAID for a week. If swelling would persist get seen.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Highly unlikely: this is the cause, but you need to consult your physician for a full evaluation.
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A 50-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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