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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Rib Cage Bloating

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Can gas pain cause bloating feel under rib cage?

Can gas pain cause bloating feel under rib cage?

Yes : The feeling of "gas pain". And bloating as you put it can both be associated with various conditions affecting the GI tract. I would encourage you to be seen if you don't improve. Thanks. ...Read more

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Having pain and bloating between my rib cage...Had my gallbladder removed last year..Not been wanting to eat fell sick and having some dir..After eat?

Having pain and bloating between my rib cage...Had my gallbladder removed last year..Not been wanting to eat fell sick and having some dir..After eat?

PCS: Sounds like post cholecystectomy syndrome. It is not a well understood condition, but likely relates to the constant circulation of bile in the gut. Your gallbladder stored bile, so your gut only saw it when it needed it. I would first see your surgeon and make sure you don't have a residual stone in a bile duct. If not, try a bland low fat diet, and if that fails bile binding resins may help. ...Read more

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Lower left side under rib cage discomfort radiating to back with bloating & gas, recently started exercising & lost 23 lbs what could this be?

Lower left side under rib cage discomfort radiating to back with bloating & gas, recently started exercising & lost 23 lbs what could this be?

Left fib cage pain: The left lower rib cage area contains stomach. Sleep and lungs. The bloating and gas suggests gastritis or peptic ulcer disease. Inflammation of pancreas is a possiblity. Does not appear to be pleurisy or pneumonia. Advise evaluation by a physician for physical exam and further work up. ...Read more

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Tightness/bloating under rib cage, slightly to right. Sitting down, some relief. First standing feel tight ball- better when I stand or lie down.Help?

Tightness/bloating under rib cage,  slightly to right. Sitting down, some relief. First standing feel tight ball- better when I stand or lie down.Help?

Needs further eval!!: At your age, need to know duration/ onset of symptoms, need physical exam!! Our concern is missing a tumor or malignancy!!Labs and imaging with CT or at least sonogram, symptoms could mean Gallbladder problems- gallstones? What other symptoms? Weight loss? Urine changes? Bowel changes? Food makes symptoms worse??! Best if seen by internal medicine, GI or surgeon! Good Luck ...Read more

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I have severe pain on left side of rib cage w severe bloating.To the point i can't lay on left side while sleeping?

I have severe pain on left side of rib cage w severe bloating.To the point i can't lay on left side while sleeping?

Rib Fracture.: Severe pain of rib cage with pressure could possibly be a rib fracture or costochondritis. I would suggest see a doctor to get at least a chest x ray and x ray of ribs on left side. ...Read more

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I have a throbbing pain under my rib cage on my right side I usually feel it when i have not yet eaten. I have gas and bloating as well.

Gallbladder?: Your description makes me think of either a gallbladder issue or a duodenal ulcer. Regardless, you should have some testing done, coordinated by a GI doctor. ...Read more

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I had a total hysterectomy back in July and now I have this constant pain on my left side below rib cage (on side). Pain during/after sex bloating etc?

Referred: That is a common area for pain referred from the area you had surgery. I would make sure your surgeon is aware. The other possibility is you have developed another condition such as gall bladder disease, for example. ...Read more

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Dont feel hungry, bloating, fatigue and pain under right rib cage when pressed also pain left under ribcage into back. feeling of fullness.

Gall bladder: Although there are many potential causes, your symptoms could potentially be consistent with a problem within your gall bladder . Consider being seen for a check yo with your primary care doctor would probably be a good place to start. ...Read more

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Hello, i am a 23 years old female with non-stop cramping under both sides of my rib cage. There has also been some bloating and gas any ideas?

Hello, 

i am a 23 years old female with non-stop cramping under both sides of my rib cage. There has also been some bloating and gas any ideas?

Cramping & bloating: Cramping and bloating under the rib cage in a 23 year old can be due to several common causes: (1) irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)--a tendency to bloat and cramp with stress; (2) chronic constipation; (3) chronic anxiety; (4) celiac disease (gluten intolerance). Ibs is the most common and typical is worse after eating and relieved by having a bowel movement. ...Read more