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what organ is located under left rib cage

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Lots of stuff there: On the left side are the stomach, spleen, diaphragm (muscle for breathing), ribs, a part of the colon (large intestine), the tail end of the pancreas, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Spleen?: Easily ruptured in car accidents and trauma.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Spleen: The spleen is in left upper quadrant of the abdomen. Your kidney is also here but is further towards your back or flank area.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Perlman
57 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Kidney?: The organ you describe is probably a kidney, but you can experience pain in that area coming from a number of different organs, including liver, stoma ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A few: Liver, , colon, , duodenum, gall bladder.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Tomasello
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See below: Spleen, stomach , bowel, pancreas , rib are a few organs of concern . A thorough history and physical examination of your condition by a medical phys ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Lisecki
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Lung: The lung is immediately under the rib cage.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Liver: There are several including the liver, gallbladder, the lower portion of the right lobe of your lung, and the upper right portion of your small and la ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Liver: It is the liver.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Lung: The lung is under the ribs on the right side and a portion of the liver underneath the diaphragm.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Miller
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Liver and stomach: On right, liver. On left, stomach.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probable neuritis: Subtle burning under the left rib cage may be due to intercostal neuritis, which is inflammation of the nerve that runs under the rib. It could also ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Popowitz
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Liver and lung: Liver is just below the ribs and lung is directly beneath the ribs.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Without being able to see/examine the lump, of course, we can't make any kind of diagnosis. One very commonly seen lump in the body is a lipoma, whic ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Spleen, tail of pan-: Creas, kidney, colon are the main organs. See your doctor if you are experiencing symptoms there.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Many possibilities: This could be from something irritating the diaphragm from above or below, from the rib or the costochondral attachments, an enlarged and tender intra ... Read More
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Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Rib cage: Rib cage pain is usually produced by some. Blunt trauma producing rib fracture or tearing of the intercostal muscles between the ribs. Or can be seco ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Liver: There are several including the liver, gallbladder, the lower portion of the right lobe of your lung, and the upper right portion of your small and la ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
The spleen, colon: If your pain continues, it would be a good idea to see your physician for a physical exam and consultation. if you have suffered trauma in that area, ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
19 years experience Pediatrics
.: Is it new or long standing? Need more information - is it painful, does it move etc. Or check with your physician.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Many things: can cause discomfort. Need a complete medical history and exam. Pain could be from muscle irritation, nerve irritation, shingles, gallstones, gastriti ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
16 years experience General Surgery
Couple things: one- if you exerted yourself - muscle like spasm-goes away after done running. Or gallbladder disease. I am sure other doctors can come up with few ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Left ribcage throb: Lungs go to the apex, heart more distal and medial.

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