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Causes Of Rib Cage Bloating
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
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?
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
My hida scan showed my gb ef at 15%. My only symtoms are occassional gas & bloating and a tight feeling under the right rib cage. Should it come out?
Likely yes: Would discuss with your GI doctor and or surgeon. ...Read more
Having pain in upper stmach between upper rib cage, bloating, vomiting, feels like a baseball there hard to burp. Very painful, when I have this pain,?
Foam rolled and heard a popping sound, now I have pain/cramp under left rib cage with extreme bloating fluid retention. Tender to the touch?
Probable injury: Sounds like you ether strained your rib muscles or fractured your rib. Both can be very painful and associated with swelling. Treatment is the same. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Weight gain, shortness of breath even while sittng, bloating, pain between rib cage and belly button?
Right side rib cage feels like it protrudes more than the left. Tightness between my right side rib cage and hip bone. Bloating feeling after eating?
? scoliosis: If you have a curvature of the spine, as we get older this can affect the rib cage and give the visual impression that the ribs are uneven and protruding. Please see an orthopaedist. ...Read more
I have pain in my right flank under the rib cage, for 3 weeks. I have nausea and bloating. I got a negative ultrasound andmy hida scan is 36%. Should I go for surgery or not? Any alternate treatments?
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Bloating below the right rib cage to right pelvis area for 2 years.1 catscan, 3 endoscopes, 1 colonscopy, 3 cap. Endoscopies, 1 endo. Ultrasound. Normal?
Sugar intolerance: Consider a milk or table sugar intolerance. Lactose intolerance could cause bloating and wouldn't show up on any of the tests you mentioned. So would small bowel overgrowth. A GI specialist can do a breath test for these conditions. Its non invasive and might be helpful. ...Read more
Stomach pain 2 inches below right rib cage and 2 inches to the right of my belly button. I also have bloating and gas. There are two hard lumps underneath the skin which are painful.
Gallbladder or ulcer: Without knowing more, it is difficult to say what the cause is, however it can be related to your gallbladder (gallstones) or stomach (ulcer disease) especially if you are taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids like Motrin or ibuprofen). You should contact your pcp to gather more information and possibly run some tests like an ultrasound. If you have fever/severe pain, go to er. ...Read more
Pain across upper abdomen, heavy burping and gas, bloating, pain shoulder blade, tender under right rib cage and had gall bladder removed year ago.
See you MD: You need to get a complete history and physical, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging as well as possible endoscopy to evaluate the source of your distress. Perhaps dietary restrictions may be at fault but other more serious causes should be excluded first such as pancreatitis, malabsorption, hepatitis, and/tumors. ...Read more
I'm 19, female. Have had bloating, back to where I can't move, weakness, stomach pain espec in pelvic & rib cage, rash, dry mouth. What can be wrong?
Check with dr: It is possible that you have gas pains however your symptoms sound more severe so I would check with doctor to make sure there is nothing else serious going on. ...Read more
Sharp pain under both sides of rib cage. Bottom of stomach cramps. Sore throat. Swelling of the whole stomach like bloating. Vomiting but felt better?
Stomach?: U need to see a gastroenterologist for thorough exam. ...Read more
I have a fluttering feeling in the lower back and side, just under the rib cage. Also has problem passing feces sometimes, bloating and abdominal pain?
Unbearable burning sharp pain right rib cage/ middle upper abdomen, stinky burps, bloating and gas, swollen ankles, diarrhea 3 weeks. No Gull bladder?
See your physician: With all your symptoms you should see your physician for a complete exam. Don't waste your time on self diagnosing on the internet, it will just be confusing. ...Read more
2weeks prior dehydration in hospital. Now nausea, fatigue, pain in back under right rib cage, stomach cramps, bloating, gas, floating stools. AnyAnswer?
Be seen again: You may have to be seen again to determine cause. Unfortunately, sometimes people can even pick up new things in the hospital while they are being treated such as pseudomembranous colitis which can produce symptoms similar to what you are describing. I would encourage you to be seen. ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: One has to find out what is causing pain in order to decide on treatment of it. Things that are under the ribs include the breathing muscles (diaphragm and rib muscles), stomach, liver, spleen, gallbladder (which might have gall stones), part of small intestine, part of large intestine, part of the pancreas, etc... If pain comes with breathing, the source could also be ribs and their cartilage. ...Read more
Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more