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Doctor insights on: Can A Hernia Be Located Be Located In Upper Left Abdomen Right Below Ribs

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Hernia (Definition)

A condition that occurs when part of the stomach bulges into the chest. It can cause severe ...Read more


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Pain in upper left abdomen (under ribs). Is that spleen?

Pain in upper left abdomen (under ribs). Is that spleen?

Can be: Correct. This can be the spleen. Can also be stomach. Requires work up. ...Read more

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Could the bulge in my lower left back under my ribs be an enlarged kidney?

Could the bulge in my lower left back under my ribs be an enlarged kidney?

See below: I doubt, the kidney as more likely to be felt in the front of the abdomen, the structures in your back eg the big muscles, prevent it from showing up in the back. ...Read more

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Could the right lower abdominal pain that radiates into my right upper thigh be a cyst on my ovary or a hernia?

Could the right lower
 abdominal pain that radiates into my right upper thigh be a cyst on my ovary or a hernia?

Yes: Those are possibilities. Problems arising in the pelvic organs or with an inguinal hernia can cause radiation of discomfort to the thigh. If symptoms persist or worsen get examined by your physician or gynecologist. If an inguinal hernia is detected, you will be referred to a general surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a hernia be located in the rib cage area?

Can a hernia be located in the rib cage area?

No, not likely: Unless you had previously had major trauma in the area causing fractures or if you had prior surgery in the area, otherwise hernias do not form in that area. A physical exam with a doctor would identify a hernia if present. ...Read more

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I have a dull recurring pain in my upper right abdomen directly below and behind the lowest right rib cage. Minor pain. Treatments?

I have a dull recurring pain in my upper right abdomen directly below and behind the lowest right rib cage. Minor pain. Treatments?

What is it?: Before ce can talk about treatments, we need to find out what's going on. If it persists, you should see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Can a small hernia in lower abdomen cause pain under sternum?

Can a small hernia in lower abdomen cause pain under sternum?

No, unless hernia: Incarcerates or strangulates its contents. You should see your doctor to look for other explanations for this pain. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have gastritis pain in upper abdomin under right ribs area?

Is it possible to have gastritis pain in upper abdomin under right ribs area?

YES. Keep in mind: that other problems can cause pain in that area as well. Structures in that area of the abdomen include the gall bladder and bile ducts, the right upper bend of the colon, the diaphragm and small bowel. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Can a hernia cause pain underneath the left ribcage?

Unlikely: There is no known hernia that develops in this location other than if it is from a previous surgical incision, or a large hiatal hernia. Physical exam and upper GI contrast study can help make the diagnosis for those issues. See you doctor to find out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Having pain in my pelvic region, where my intestines are, above the groin and below the belly button. Could this be the symptoms of appendicitis?

Having pain in my pelvic region, where my intestines are, above the groin and below the belly button. Could this be the symptoms of appendicitis?

Typically, : Acute appendicitis causes nausea, vomiting, mid abdominal pain, followed by localization of pain to right lower abdomen, with low grade fever. But these are typical symptoms. There are many other causes of lower abdominal pain, too many to list here. Your doctor will help you figure it out. ...Read more

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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

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Female/73.. Lump in upper left abdomen. pain in upper abdomen, radiating to both shoulders. is it lipoma? which category of specialist should I see?

Female/73.. Lump in upper left abdomen. pain in upper abdomen, radiating to both shoulders. is it lipoma? which category of specialist should I see?

Start with your: primary care physician. A lipoma is generally a superficial, soft, mass. Your physician can determine if a specialty evaluation is required based on examination findings. Take care. ...Read more

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Can the chest ribs be asymmetrical?I feel the first right rib(the bone right below the right clavicle) is more protruding than the left rib. Problem?

Can the chest ribs be asymmetrical?I feel the first right rib(the bone right below the right clavicle) is more protruding than the left rib. Problem?

Sounds normal: Nobody's body is perfectly symmetrical. Some people require differnt shoe sizes on each foot, women may require differnt bra cup sizes, and ribs may protrude more on one side than the other -- etc, etc, etc. This doesn't sound like something tow orry about. But discuss with your doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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What could cause a large lump atop the left ribcage below the breast?

Lipoma?: Most often, a large lump in that area in a 24 year old would be a fatty tumor called a lipoma. It's best to get any lumps checked out by exam. ...Read more