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Causes Of Swelling In Rib Cage
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
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
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
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
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
Why do I feel and hear fluid between rib cage and pelvis? What is the cause? What causes hard abdominal swelling?cant eat or drink w/o vomiting
Rib pain: The rib cage does not often become painful and swollen, unless there was some direct injury to the area (rib fracture/contusion) or some indirect sprain/strain to the muscle/ligament structures (costochondritis...). There can be soft tissue masses (and rarely bony) that can present with such symptoms, so please get evaluated. ...Read more
Hmmm: Depends where the swelling is located, the time to onset, the size, severity and duration of the pain. A good start to figure this out would be to see your doctor, and possibly get a chest x-ray if the cause isn't readily apparent. ...Read more
On my left side starting under my rib cage I have pain and swelling that goes to my back, what could it be?
See below: It could be any of several things. You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
Pain and visual swelling of the leftside rib cage area with no injury? Comes and goes. Can last from 1week to a month at a time.
It depends: Sounds like costochondritis. Costochondritis is inflammation at he junction between the ribs and sternum. There can be localized chest wall pain and tenderness on the front of the rib cage. Costochondritis is a relatively harmless condition and usually goes away without treatment. The cause is usually unknown. Costochondritis affects females more often than males (70% versus 30%). ...Read more
I have swelling on left side of the bottom of rib cage when I touch it not the same as right side no major pain but discomfort and sometimes feel slig?
Trauma? Shingles: Dear YKarim, have you hit the area? if not, when reading this, I got concerned about Shingles (Herpes zoster) in which case, early antivirals will help. Monitor if you develop redness or bumps in the skin. Costochondritis is another though. A virtual or personal consult might help to clarify the reason. Good luck. ...Read more
Possibilities!: A swelling under the left rib cage has many differential diagnoses; it could be coming from the skin( lipoma...), from the rib either the cartilage or the bone, it could be coming from the stomach or an enlarged spleen. I would highly recommend have the swelling checked by a professional. ...Read more
Muscle: You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more
My daughter is having pain and slight swelling in her upper left quadrant. It is below rib cage. What could that be?
Spleen or ribs: It can be hard to tell the cause of pain in this region of the body. Teenagers with mono can get an enlarged spleen and have pain from that. Another possibility is pain from the cartilage connected to the ribs ie costochondritis. The lowest ribs have more cartilage than the others that can really get inflamed. (i've had it) the best treatment is motrin. To be sure i would get checked soon. ...Read more
I have slight swelling right below my left rib cage don't know what it is being treated for mild diverticulitis right now could it be that?
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