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A 18-year-old female asked:

I feel like there's air bubbles below my right rib cage that does not hurt, along with the pain just below the air bubbles. doc had me tested for kub ultrasound and said i had small stones in my kidney. i don't think the air bubble is addressed?

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Dr. Lateef Giwa
Thoracic Surgery 54 years experience
For me as a thoracic surgeon I am thinking you have subcutaneous emphysema. A chest X-ray and ct of the chest may give you the answers. The air itself is harmless. Good luck

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