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Causes Of Swollen Right Rib
costochondritis: Costochondritis is an inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join with the cartilage that holds them to the breastbone, or sternum. The condition causes localized chest pain that you can reproduce by pushing on the cartilage in the front of your ribcage. Costochondritis is a relatively harmless condition and usually goes away without treatment. The cause is usually unknown. ...Read more
Swollen Ribs: The ribs, themselves, are probably not swollen, but the cartilage between the ribs and intercostal muscles might be swollen. This can happen from exercise, but there are inflammatory problems, like costochondritis, that might be causing your rib pain. Try a strong dose of anti-inflammatory medication, like a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack from your doctor, or 600mg of Ibuprofen 3 times per day for a week. ...Read more
What can cause discomfort below the right rib @the bottom between the rib and hip? It feels like something's swollen in there? I also get a lil pain
I had a really bad cough that caused pain on my right rib. It has be. Now I have a large swollen lymph node on my rib. I have trouble eating certain foods. Cause fullness.
Hi my Girlfriends left bottom part of her rib cage is swollen and she complains of pain. she has gal bladder problems i think she might have gal stones could this be the cause? And what Medication can we use temporarily for gal stones
Pain on the left rib: region is likely not related to the gall bladder b/c the gall bladder is located underneath the lower Rt. rib cage. Gall stones are very common and inflammation of the gall bladder can be aggravated by eating fatty foods. Avoiding fatty foods helps to reduce the frequency of gall bladder attacks. However, if the pain is on her left side, it is not likely gall bladder. If it persists, see doc. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can gallstones cause abdomen tenderness , & rib to feel swollen & feel bruised & stabbing pain ? Also can you feel it swollen ?
It may: Gall stones can possibly block the duct and cause pain which can be referred to the rib area, and swelling of the abdominal area in the mid-epigastric and the right upper quadrant. Get eval if you have these symptoms with known gall stones. Best wishes. ...Read more
It depends on size: Unless these nodes are large(more than 2cm) you do not need to worry. But many diseases affect lymph nodes. Some of the considerations include infections(tb, sarcoid, fungal infections), lymph gland cancers like lymphomas or cancer spread from the lungs or elsewhere in the body. But i would not worry unless they are large enough as the radiologists often over read them anytime they are >0.5cm. ...Read more
On my upper chest by the sternum/collarbone it's painful to touch and swollen. What could be the cause?
17 years of age. Chest feels like it's bruised and a little swollen, never did anything to cause this. Never noticed until I touched my chest.
3 hours into sleep II wake up with sob and abdomen swollen and right up under my ribs.After standing up for 5 minutes it goes back to normal. Cause?
I have lymph nodes over the ribs and back side of the body which swellon. Some times one of them gives pain for a hour. Is it cause for cancer?
Swollen lymph node: Lymphadenopathy refers to swollen/ enlargement of lymph node. It can be caused by many things like infection, inflammation, malignancy etc. It could be single, multiple, painful, painless. It is not necessarily to be cancer. Talk to your doctor and have further evaluation accordingly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On the left side of my neck my vein really pops out when I'm laying down.also my left arm and chest seem to be a little swollen. Is this a cause for ?
Had pain in right arm tonight from shoulder 2 fingers in severe pain sharpy/achy and was swollen no chest pain what could be the cause?
Can anxiety attack causes chest pain.And whenever i admited to hospital my tyroid is high but thrre is no swollen on my neck, is this causes by anxiety?
Check thyroid tests: Anxiety may cause chest pain, however if thyroid level is high, it also may give similar symptoms. Absence of neck pain doesn't rule out thyroid concerns. Evaluating thyroid further may be helpful. Assuming anxiety is the only issue is not wise without additional information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What could be the cause of hard, swollen & chronic chest pain following mastectomy & radiotherapy treatments. Been on chemo & pain killers still same?
Lung tumor: Chest or mediastinal lymph nodes associated with a lesion in the lung most often represent metastasis from a lung primary. This can further be defined by mediastinoscopy and lymph node biopsy or if in the proper position, thoracoscopy removing the lung nodule. A PET/CAT before any procedure will tell whether the nodes are malignant as whether the lung lesion is malignant. ...Read more
Doc said L ribs are swollen, labs fine. Some pain on L and R upper abdomen. Would enlarged spleen cause pain both sides? What else could it be?
Mild pain in bones of chest and under nipple, no swollen thing was found. What can cause this?
I have some lymph nodes 1side of neck under 1cm.
The lymph node isn't: -a Sentinel not for breast cancer axillary nodes R. As long as your breast xam is normal, the pain can B from underlying costochondral junction pain. This would B sore 2 deep palpation on the bone as U describe. Can B from unrealized trauma which can B mild. NSAIDS if you can take them. Also not many males have Md breast xams so go 2 a surgeon for evaluation for peace of mind. ...Read more
My father has a swollen 4 to 5 cm mass in his chest, it is a soft mass, what can be the cause of this? He also has swollen lymph nodes in his neck.
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