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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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What could this slight swelling on my lower right rib be?

What could this slight swelling on my lower right rib be?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Costochondritis: can it cause swelling of the organs underneath the ribs?

Costochondritis: can it cause swelling of the organs underneath the ribs?

Costochondritis: Most of the time it is a localized condition. Only in severe cases it can cause inflammation of the pleura adjacent to it. Read more

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What can cause sudden swelling of the upper left part of my chest (outside rib cage)?

What can cause sudden swelling of the upper left part of my chest (outside rib cage)?

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

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Diffuse swelling upper left stomach over lower rib. Only noticeable when laying down. Swelling is squishy not hard. Could this be fat?

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

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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.

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.

Get rechecked: Rib pain can be muscular, bony or on the surface if associated with a rash. You can always get a second opinion back at the hospital if the pain is worsening. Good luck Read more

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Causes of constant pressure under left rib and swelling after eating. Discomfort increases after I eat a meal?

Causes of constant pressure under left rib and swelling after eating. Discomfort increases after I eat a meal?

Abd symptoms: You will need work up done to determine the cause of your problem. It could be pancreas, stomach, guts. Unfortunately, based on the paucity of the information provided, it's impossible to suggest any disease from the description. Read more

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I have a rib fractured can it cause rib, side abdomen & abdomen swelling? Maybe even back pain

I have a rib fractured can it cause rib, side abdomen & abdomen swelling? Maybe even back pain

Pain in chest wall: Yes a rib fracture can cause rib and side pain as well as abdomen discomfort because of the muscles attached to the broken rib. Read more

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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?

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

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I have swelling under left breast on top of rib cage what could cause it?

I have swelling under left breast on top of rib cage what could cause it?

Must see doctor: Any breast swelling in the breast or near the breast need clinical examination, possible mammography and other tests including if needed a biopsy. See your doctor with out delay Read more

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Is something is wrong with your spleen can it cause left upper stomach swelling and mid back swelling and around ribs?

Is something is wrong with your spleen can it cause left upper stomach swelling and mid back swelling and around ribs?

Spleen.: The spleen is located in the region you have described. When the spleen grows, pathologically of course, it tends to grow down towards the belly button, though. If concern exists, you'd need a CT scan of the abdomen. Read more

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What can cause swelling and pain on left side under ribs along with nausea, loose stools and pain in center just under sternum?

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 more

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