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Causes Of Swelling In Lower Rib
What could cause swelling on lower right rib cage. There has been no injury and it is not really painful. The softmass is about the size of my hand.?
Lots of things: I'd strongly recommend seeing an md for this. It could be something bad and needs evaluated. Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. Read more
Pain in the lower left rib that comes and goes, there's no swelling and its seems worse wen I sit down in scared it's something serious?
I wish I knew if: ...you're currently pregnant, but, I'll assume you aren't. Otherwise, I'd say, it's a sign of a healthy, active fetus & NOTHING to worry about. Even so, I doubt it's anything serious since it comes & goes, is positional and there aren't other symptoms. That said, if you're scared it's something serious, it's worth your while to see a doctor if only to get a dose of "piece of mind." Dr. Anne Read more
I have a very hard knot on lower right rib on my back side that's been there 20 plus years. Now have some periodic uncomfortable swelling around it.
Important: Any change in a swelling that has been there for a long time is always of concern. You need to see a physician quickly who may have to additional tests like ct or MRI followed by a biopsy. The examination may also reveal an entirely benign swelling that does not need any more intervention. Read more
Possibly an Insect--: Bite, seems the most plausible explanation; other would include a trauma to the affected site. Both these would cause other symptoms as well. Suggest you see your PCP for a detailed History and an Examination and possible need for investigations; All these elements would be required to provide you with the answers you seek. Good Luck. Read more
Diffuse swelling upper left stomach over lower rib. Only noticeable when laying down. Swelling is squishy not hard. Could this be fat?
It could be: It is also possible it could be a little benign fatty growth called a lipoma. Either way, it is likely not something you need to worry about. Keep an eye on it, though. If it continues to enlarge or becomes tender or discolored, it will then be something you want to bring to the attention of your doctor. Stay well:) Read more
What would cause pain and swelling on my ribs on the left side? I have been to the hospital for it and they said it was colitis. I think there wrong.
Causes of constant pressure under left rib and swelling after eating. Discomfort increases after I eat a meal?
I have a swelling on the left side of my rib cage, at the same time I have frozen shoulder, was massage on the back spinal cord area. What causes it?
Rib cage swelling: There may be many different reasons why you have swelling around your rib cage. Possible causes include, but are not limited to: rib contusion, rib fracture, costochondritis, shingles, and intercostal neuritis. I would seek a formal evaluation from a qualified medical professional - especially if your swelling is associated with chest pain and/or associated skin lesions. Read more
I am wondering can a sore hip cause swelling on your right side from the side hip to the ribs...Very uncomfortable wondering what can cause this?
Not likely: It would be very unusual for a hip problem to cause swelling that extends all the way to the level of the rib cage. Read more
Is something is wrong with your spleen can it cause left upper stomach swelling and mid back swelling and around ribs?
What would cause painful swelling and knots right side of face and right side rib cage should I be concerned about knots in front behind ear and the knot on ribcage swelling of the right side of my face
I have a swelling/bony lump on one of my lower floating ribs on the right side. It feels very hard, like bone itself. Any idea what this might be? I thought maybe it was just the rib itself, but it doesn't necessarily feel symmetrical with the same rib on
What can cause swelling and pain on left side under ribs along with nausea, loose stools and pain in center just under sternum?
See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest and ribcage include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, infectious processes, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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