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Abnormal Rib Cage
I have an abnormal rib cage. I don’t know why or how it happened, but there is a bump on my left side. It feels like a bone but my doctor thinks it ?
Rib cage: X-rays and see a doctor.It could be a rib deformity. ...Read more
Several causes: This could be vascular or muscle related, but your best bet is to have it examined by your healthcare provider since the causes are so many. ...Read more
I have an unusual amount of tender cysts (20+) under the dermis , around my rib cage some a > quarter. Should i be concerned?
Probably not: There are so many possibilities i suggest you see your doctor or a dermatologist. It depends on what they look like and how long they have been there to even suggest a diagnosis. ...Read more
Hello. my cga and 5-IAA test came back abnormal I'm waiting to see the specialist. I've got. lump under my rib cage. should I get this checked sooner?
Unlikely: It sounds like you are monitored for recurrence of a neuroendocrine tumor. If this is the case, recurrence in the skin or the soft tissues of the body is unlikely. More typical sites are in the lymph nodes, liver, and the tissues immediately surrounding where the tumor was originally removed. But if there is a continued concern, a biopsy of the lump could be considered. ...Read more
Ache/pains below left rib cage.Gp felt nothing abnormal.Symptoms still here & making me feel nauseous.Feels like pressure and sometimes like grumbling?
?gas: Below the left rib cage the colon takes a sharp turn and this is a common area for gas entrapment. Drinking hot water and applying a hot water bottle to the area helps break down the gas and helps you pass it. Taking simethicone 1/2 hour after meals prevents gas. Your physician is best to evaluate and advise you about appropriate tests and possible referral to a gastroenterologist if necessary. ...Read more
I'm imuran (azathioprine) and I've been having unusual cramping pain and swelling below my rib cage that has been getting worse. What can it be?
Cannot say in:
your particular case, since you are likely on imuran (azathioprine) for a particluar reason, and that reason is likely connected to the cause of the pain!
Ulcer, musculoskeletal pain, liver or gallbladder (if on the right) ulcer/stomach irritation (if on the left or central). ...Read more
I have had pain inside my left rib cage now for a year. I've had a colonoscopy , CT scan, ultrasound with nothing abnormal. Could it be my spleen?
Doubtful: Abnormality of spleen (anatomically) would show on sono, and/or ct. Functional abnormality of spleen would show on blood count. Can't tell here what it is, possibly lung, pleua, diaphragm, or musculoskeletal. Follow up with md. ...Read more
1 yr ago swollen lymph nodes on groin, arm pit, rib cage. Blood work normal. All went away except node on rib cage, two inches from breast. Abnormal?
Quite possibly: Please return to your family physician and/or internist. Your symptoms are worrying and need further investigation. ...Read more
Several causes: In young persons, lower thoracic pain could be due to local trauma (bruise), pain associated with a virus (if the child has a fever), pleurisy (inflammation of the lung's lining), bronchitis, pneumonia or some other cause. If the pain continues, or if there is fever, see the doctor. ...Read more
Varies: There are a number of possibilities, I would not hesitate to be seen. Potential causes can include pain at the rib bone/ cartilage junction (costochondritis), a thoracic radiculopathy, pleurisy, or from an organ just under the rib such as the liver, lung, gall bladder, stomach, etc. don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more
There's so much--:
-B low the rib cage U have a whole book written on each organ. Needs a little more specificity. A few things that R B low Rlisted. Kidneys, liver, spleen, stomach, small bowel, aorta, vena cava, colon.....list of just 1 of these has many possible causes.
B more clear on where the pain is. Just under, R or L & describe the pain. Cramping, after meals, ... ...Read more
Several things: are possible including muscle/ligament strain, infection, inflammation of the lining of the lung. If lower down on the side, then could also be related to the digestive system or spleen. A physician can help after a more thorough discussion about timing, severity, exacerbating factors and about your medical history. ...Read more
Usually nothing un-: -less you suffer from chronic lung disease. Check your family history & see if it runs in your family. If no respiratory symptoms, may be genetics. If symptomatic get in touch with a pulmonolgist (sp). Cheaper way is to see your PCP for evaluation & get referrals if needed. ...Read more
Pain: Many things. Among them, your rib could be broken. You could have an infection. The pain could come from something other than your rib. Cancer might do it. Pain from the lung, heart, sternum, liver, spleen, diaphragm... Maybe a more specific question could be better answered here. ...Read more
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, etc... Pain can be from the ribs and their cartilage, a swollen spleen, stomach acidity/gastritis/reflux, muscle strains in the abdominal muscles or diaphragm, excess stool or gas in the colon, pancreatitis, a cancerous tumor, etc.... ...Read more
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