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Pain in the upper left-hand side of my abdomen just beneath the rib cage. What can be the cause of this pain. Had Ventral hernia repair on 7-7-14. ?

Pain in the upper left-hand side of my abdomen just beneath the rib cage. What can be the cause of this pain. Had Ventral hernia repair on 7-7-14.
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See the surgeon: When you have had recent surgery, a new pain in the same area has to be considered to be related to the surgery until shown not to be. Sometimes, post-operative adhesions can do this; sometimes swelling or fluid in the area of the surgery. In any case, you need to see the surgeon who did the procedure so that he/she can evaluate the problem and treat it properly. ...Read more

Belly Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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My 5yrs old daughter complains of pains at the top left hand side of her rib cage. Please what could be the issue? Thank you

My 5yrs old daughter complains of pains at the top left hand side of her rib cage. Please what could be the issue? Thank you

Hard to say: if it is recurrent or persistent she needs to be seen. Common things that can cause that are a pulled muscle or gas trapped in the colon right there where the colon turns downward by the spleen which ids tucked up under the left side of the rib cage. If it concerns you then have her seen. ...Read more

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I feel a lump on my left hand side above my rib cage & very painful what is it?

Limited information: With this ltd.Inform. It is difficult to tell. Need to know how long you came to notice, was there any trauma, any similar swellings anywhereelse. If it is in the underarm a potential lymphnode /infected hair follicle , commonly called boil (furuncle) is there. Is there any pus coming from it.Any fever. If it is an elarged lymphnodeneed to r/o inflammation vs cancer add more ino., can answer better. ...Read more

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I have pain at the bottom of my rib cage its only on the left hand side only started today?

I have pain at the bottom of my rib cage its only on the left hand side only started today?

Various: A few things can lead to that, from trauma and muscular pain to lung infection... Depending on other symptoms and based on a physical exam a physician can better help you in person. You can take some pain medication but if it persists you likely need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause a lump to stick out under the rib cage on the left hand side?

Is there anything that can cause a lump to stick out under the rib cage on the left hand side?

Gas: Gas in your large intestine you will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more

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Hi doctor I've s swelling on left hand side of my body just under rib cage which is sore all over that area ?

Hi doctor I've s swelling on left hand side of my body just under rib cage which is sore all over that area ?

See your doctor!: If you are referring to the spleen area, it's important that you get evaluated by your PCP so they can do a thorough abdominal examination, and get more medical, social, travel, trauma, sexual history from you to determine what is swelling and why it's swelling.This may involve lab testing& imaging too. So, don't delay. If it's still painful over this area, it won't get better faster w/o med care. ...Read more

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Persistent abdomen pain near bottom left side,radiating upward toward Rib cage. Usually comes and goes,today won't go away. What can it be?

Persistent abdomen pain near bottom left side,radiating upward toward Rib cage. Usually comes and goes,today won't go away. What can it be?

Many things: Many things can cause your pain. If it is changing for the worse, which it sounds like it is, you need to see your doctor. One of the things that can cause it is diverticulitis, which requires medicine and sometimes an emergency operation. Call your doctor. ...Read more

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Right side abdomen pain in under the rib cage, when I am sitting i feel more pain?

Right side abdomen pain in under the rib cage, when I am sitting i feel more pain?

Varies: There are many potential causes. An irritation of a nerve in the mid back can cause pain that radiates around one side of the trunk. Gallbladder, lung, and kidney problems can also cause similar symptoms. Consider being checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Right side upper abdomen pain under rib cage causes?

Right side upper abdomen pain under rib cage causes?

Possibilities: Ruq abdomen is home to the liver, gall bladder, small intestines, diaphragm. Gall bladder stones, duodenal ulcer, pneumonia, hepatitis, and sometimes atypical appendicitis can cause RUQ pain. Persistent pain warrants immediate evaluation by doctor. ...Read more

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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more