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swelling in rib area

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ayres
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: Sounds like costochondritis. Costochondritis is inflammation at he junction between the ribs and sternum. There can be localized chest wall pain and ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parthiban Munnainathan
8 years experience Family Medicine
Xiphoid syndrome: Could be Xiphoid syndrome or Gastritis.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
23 years experience Internal Medicine
depends: Go to a doctor. The doctor will review your hx and perform an examination and use medical decision making for the next step.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aleks Radovic
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Tell us more: about you symptoms to help answer that for you. Thanks!
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mulligan
35 years experience General Surgery
Shouldn't : The lipoma should not have any correlation with other areas of the body. Each should be evaluated independently of one another. There are diseases tha ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carson Liu
34 years experience General Surgery
Time for a CT scan: Some people can have scar tissue develop to the abdominal wall/rib area. This is fixable. A CT scan with IV contrast should be acquired to make sure i ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roh
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Rib cage swelling: There may be many different reasons why you have swelling around your rib cage. Possible causes include, but are not limited to: rib contusion, rib fr ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
Need exam: Unable to give answer to your symptoms with out exam If this just started today, then you need to be seen, if it has been present for days, then make ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
LUQ and rib cage: Unless you were born with situs inversus where your gall bladder and other organs are reversed, your discomfort may be due to problems with the spleen ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Could be: gallbladder, liver, or hernia of abdominal wall. Get to a doctor for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.
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