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What causes itchiness above ribs & swollen glands?

What causes itchiness above ribs & swollen glands?

Lots of things: Allergies, contact dermatitis, insect bites, medication and many many other causes. To figure it out, we need more info such as pain, distribution, timing, appearance etc. If the problem does not go away within a few days, call your family doc! ...Read more

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What could cause one side of your rib cage is swollen and painful?

What could cause one side of your rib cage is swollen and painful?

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

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What causes swollen ribs ?

What causes swollen ribs ?

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

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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

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 more

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Can gallstones cause abdomen tenderness , & rib to feel swollen & feel bruised & stabbing pain ? Also can you feel it swollen ?

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

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What causes swollen lymph nodes in chest?

What causes swollen lymph nodes in chest?

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

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On my upper chest by the sternum/collarbone it's painful to touch and swollen. What could be the cause?

On my upper chest by the sternum/collarbone it's painful to touch and swollen. What could be the cause?

R/O COSTOCHONDRITIS: You need to be examined have blood work and ekg. If you had a recent viral infection , you may have a post infection COSTOCHONDRITIS which usually responds to a course of prednisone with taper over 8dys. ...Read more

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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?

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?

You need to c ur: Primary care doc or a cardiologist.It sounds like you may be having episodes of paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea.This is a heart condition that causes s o b after lying down for a few hours.Go in today. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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 ?

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 ?

Venous distension: My concern with arm and ad chest swelling is superior vena cava syndrome which may be from an obstructing mass. Jugular venous distension May also be fro Congestive heart failure - see a doctor ASAP to rule these out. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Need medical exam: Many people fear a heart attack if pain radiates down arm, but that is extremely unlikely in a 19-year-old woman. More likely is pinched nerve in the neck, but impossible to know without a medical exam. ...Read more

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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 more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes in chest and a lung nodule?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes in chest and a lung nodule?

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

Needs a medical chec: Any lump or growth in the body requires a medical check up in order to make sure that it is not a cancer. So I would advise you to get your father to go see his PCP for a medical check up and possibly some tests to define the nature of this mass. ...Read more