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Swelling in rib cage

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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
29 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

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Under the R rib cage: includes your spleen & the splenic flexural of the colon as well as the pancreas. Repeated infections can cause splenic enlargement, & can al ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 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 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
29 years experience Family Medicine
Hmmm: Depends where the swelling is located, the time to onset, the size, severity and duration of the pain. A good start to figure this out would be to see ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 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 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 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 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 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 male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Pain: Likely intercostal pain. Recommend regular course of NSAID for a week. If swelling would persist get seen.

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