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Bulge On Left Rib Cage
I have a visible bulge under my left rib cage. It's not painful, but obnoxious. It pops when I push on it. Any ideas?
Hi, I've got a small soft bulge on my left rib cage, it's 5cm below my breast, it's neither pain or moveable, it's been there for months, any clues?
What could the bulge be below my left rib cage? Sometimes it feels swollen w slight pain. Even can feel the bulge, when I saw my dr bulge not there
Discomfort on left side of stomach below rib cage, mostly when I m sitting...i feel as if something is bulging out. But nothing is.
Yesterday, I noticed a slight lump/bulge on my upper left abdomen below my rib cage after dinner. It is not painful. Is this anything to worry about?
Not yet.: I wouldn't worry too much just yet. It could be a harmless cyst or deposit of fat called a lipoma. It's something your doc should check out - not urgently, though. If it's not painful and you have no other symptoms, it could be done within 1-2 weeks. ...Read more
I have a small bulge on my upper right side under a rib cage. It comes and goes and it is painful to touch. Usually it happens after exercise.
The best advice I can offer is to get a history and physical examination by a good doctor.
It may be a hernia, the chance of this would increase if you've had an operation in the area. It may even be a normal variation of standard anatomy.
The best way to evaluate it is with a physical examination. Ask the doctor to examine you while you simulate the circumstances of its occurrence. ...Read more
When I lay on my back there is a bulge above belly button centre of rib cage, afraid could this be terminal?
Is the small bulge under my right rib cage cancerous? It's just a slight bulge under my right rib cage and it's causing a sharp pain. The pain is constant but when I laugh the pain also comes
Hello.: Hello. I am not able to visualize what area of the torso you are referring to. However, most of us have an area that is just below the breast bone that can feel like a bulge. It is called the xiphoid process and it is cartilage that is attached to the base of the breastbone or sternum. It can become inflammed and sore. If you are feeling something different and it appears to be a mass; I suggest getting it checked out by your doctor. Not all bumps are cancerous. ...Read more
Age 54, can see a bulge at the rib cage juncture when laying down. Can see and feel it pulsating. The size of the bulge increases when heart beats harder?
See doctor right now: Please go to an Emergency Room immediately and have this examined. It could be very serious. ...Read more
Thoracic disc bulge flattening and deforming cord. Sharp pain and tingling mid back with bilateral rib cage pain.
May be related but: This may be related but thisdepends on the type of pain and your evaluation by your phyusician ...Read more
I have a bulge that comes and bulge that comes and goes under my right rib cage. As time passes the level of pain increases. My abdominal CT scan neg?
May be lumbar hernia: Lower part of rib cage on back there is small triangle area not covered by muscles (called 'triangle of auscultation ')speak to your doctor your CT may not cuts (pictures) from this ares. Speak to your door. ...Read more
My Mother in law has a Hernia Or an Ulcer (Golf ball Size bulge above her belly button right below her rib cage, it ruptured today is that deadly?
Urgent visit: You should take her to seek medical attention this morning. If that means an ER visit, then go. If in fact it is a hernia, any skin ulceration is a potentially life threatening condition. Not immediate like a gun shot wound, but something that need to be looked and treated within hours. Given the time it takes to get to, and in to the ER, then evaluated, etc., you should go now. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Muscle spasms under right rib cage with something bluging like a hernia below the breast bone. Sometimes I have to push it back in. Sever pain.
Muscle spasm: This could be a muscle spasm. I have heard this description many times before. Hernias do not occur in the upper abdomen by the rib cage. They do occur in the middle. The muscle spasm can cause severe pain, and "ball up", mimicking a hernia. Best however to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. ...Read more
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 sprain/strain to the muscle/ligament structures (costochondritis...). There can be soft tissue masses (and rarely bony) that can present with such symptoms, so please get evaluated. ...Read more
Need more info: Not enough detail to provide reasoned response. Age? Sex? Known medical problems? Current medications? When started? Any injury/trauma/new exercise or unusual straining. Any fever, nausea, cough, URI symptoms, GI symptoms? Previous history of same problem? Worsening activities/movements. Relieving activities/movements/ meds. A shot in the dark without more information or a star trek tricorder. ...Read more
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 be due to a muscle strain, or could possibly be referred from elsewhere.
If the pain has only been there a short time, I would take over-the-counter analgesics and see if goes away on its own. Otherwise I would have it checked out. ...Read more
Lung: The lung is immediately under the rib cage. ...Read more
Injury?: Bruised nerves that control movement cause weakness of the muscle. Bruised feeling nerves cause numbness and tingling, and these sensations can be uncomfortable. They usually try to get better unless there is an ongoing problem such as pressure, trauma, inflammation. See a doctor if it continues or worsens. ...Read more