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Foam rolled and heard a popping sound, now I have pain/cramp under left rib cage with extreme bloating fluid retention. Tender to the touch?

Foam rolled and heard a popping sound, now I have pain/cramp under left rib cage with extreme bloating fluid retention. Tender to the touch?

Probable injury: Sounds like you ether strained your rib muscles or fractured your rib. Both can be very painful and associated with swelling. Treatment is the same. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi , been having a strong pain under left rib cage feels like a cramp or pinch only while doing sit-ups or any ab work out?

Muscle: If your pain is exercise related, especially at your age, you have probably sprained an abdominal muscle. Go easy on the ab exercises until your symptoms improve, and try some oral anti-inflammatory meds. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Am getting stabbing sharp pains under left rib cage followed by back pain and stomach cramps x?

Need to get checked: Cardiac and gastric causes most likely, and these could be serious. Need to go to physican for eval. Stop Ibuprofen right away. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has a pain on her left side in the middle of her rib cage. Says the pain is similar to the cramp like pain you can get after running?

Muscle cramp: Cramps can be caused from exercise, electrolyt imbalance and damage to the muscle. We don't have a great way to treat them but often resolve on own. Potassium can help (bananas) if it doesn't resolve in a few days see a physician. ...Read more

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Pain/cramp on left rib cage. Could it be something serious? How do you know it's just the rib muscles?

Probably not: Concerning chest pain is exertional pattern short lived random pain at rest is usually a rib muscle spasm chest everytime you walk up hill is concerning. ...Read more

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Pain like cramp or stitch in stomach on left side just under rib cage. 1wk ago started after going long trips in van. now occurs more. what's the cause?

Pain like cramp or stitch in stomach on left side just under rib cage. 1wk ago started after going long trips in van. now occurs more. what's the cause?

Several causes: There could be several potential causes. It could be causes by a muscle strain, costochondritis, spleen, colon, kidney, stomach, or pulmonary. If you are feeling better, it may be more of a strain.If symptoms persist, see a MD. As you where on a long van ride, I would worry about a pulmonary embolism.If your symptoms are associated with any shortness of breath, I would consult your physician ASAP ...Read more

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I have bad burning under my left rib cage. i also have bad cramping when urinating on and off. is this a uti??

I have bad burning under my left rib cage. i also have bad cramping when urinating on and off. is this a uti??

Need an exam: The following information is educational and not meant to diagnose your symptoms. You need to see your physician for proper diagnosis of your symptoms. Some causes of burning under the left rib cage include: stomach conditions(gastritis, stomach ulcer, hiatal hernia with reflux) and gallbladder pain, among others. Cramping with urination often indicates UTI of bladder(cystitis). ...Read more