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Dull ache in the LUQ of my abdomen near rib cage, occurs at random, sucking in feeling over spot when I lay down.?

Dull ache in the LUQ of my abdomen near rib cage, occurs at random, sucking in feeling over spot when I lay down.?

Abdominal ache: You are describing the area over your spleen. Ask your doc to examine you carefully. There are myriad causes for an enlarged spleen, unfortunately none of them good. Get it checked out soon! ...Read more

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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Woke up and noticed a patch of brown spots on the left side of my torso. Right around the rib cage.

Woke up and noticed a patch of brown spots on the left side of my torso. Right around the rib cage.

Many causes: Pigmented lesions can have many causes from chemical irritation, infection, inflammatory or immune mediated changes. The information provided is very limited. If the lesions don't go away in a week or two it might be worth seeking professional help. ...Read more

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I have white spots on the right side of my rib cage and it is quite red but the other side is fine?

I have white spots on the right side of my rib cage and it is quite red but the other side is fine?

Several things: Unfortunately with skin conditions, it is always best for us to see and feel the lesions to help make a proper diagnosis. Best to see your doctor for an appropriate evaluation. Could try posting picture of the spots, that may give a little more info to us. But really, best is to see your doctor. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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I have a intermittent pain under my left rib cage for over a month. It's brief, few seconds, sharp and stinging but not painful really. Same spot?

I have a intermittent pain under my left rib cage for over a month. It's brief, few seconds, sharp and stinging but not painful really. Same spot?

Gas can get trapped: Gas can get trapped under diaphragm causing sharp intermittent pain. Other possibilities might be splenic enlargement from some cause, or inflammation around the lung. It would be helpful to document any relationship to eating or your activity level. ...Read more

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Pain under sternum and rib cage is it liver?

Pain under sternum and rib cage is it liver?

Most likely Not, but: Sounds like a stomach, or esophagus related issue, like a heartburn or regurgitation/gastritis/esophagitis.
See your pcp to be investigated and treated. ...Read more

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I have a pain in the centre of my body located below the rib cage, I thought it was the liver but the pain is central and not under the rib cage?

I have a pain in the centre of my body located below the rib cage, I thought it was the liver but the pain is central and not under the rib cage?

Epigastric pain: epigastric pain can be caused by many things. The most common are acid reflux or ulcers. Pain there also can be caused by the gallbladder, lungs, or rarely the heart. Depending on the quality of your pain, you might want to try antacids such as Tums (calcium carbonate) as a therapeutic trial. If that doesn't work, you should see your doctor for evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I feel a hard bony spot on the edge of my rib cage on my side near my back. I don't feel it on my left. Is it something I should get checked out?

I feel a hard bony spot on the edge of my rib cage on my side near my back. I don't feel it on my left. Is it something I should get checked out?

Check it out: If you have had an injury there in the past it may be calcification or scar tissue. Otherwise, you probably should have it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have intense pain in the area underneath my lower right rib cage wrapping around to the back same spot?

I have intense pain in the area underneath my lower right rib cage wrapping around to the back same spot?

Not interpretable: You have not mentioned the duration of symptoms. Shingles can present like this before rashes appear. Referred pain from the spine or a pinched nerve in the back or rib cage can also cause such pain. You need to see your pcp urgently. ...Read more

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I have pain below my left rib cage. If I sit in the same spot for a long time it will stiffen up and it's hard to breath also?

I have pain below my left rib cage. If I sit in the same spot for a long time it will stiffen up and it's hard to breath also?

Costochondritis: Costochondritis is a begnin condition where there is an inflamation of the rib cartilage which connects to the sternum.
Antiinflamatory medication can be helpful in improving this discomfort. ...Read more

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Pain in right side mid rib cage tender to touch in 1 main spot pain is getting worse by the day it seems, and it started with no injury 4 days ago?

Pain in right side mid rib cage tender to touch in 1 main spot pain is getting worse by the day it seems, and it started with no injury 4 days ago?

Here is one way to h: One way to handle is to take a couple of tylenols daily. If it is a muscular pain, it will go away. If there is something more serious going on inside in the chest, the pain will get worse. In that case you should go see your PCP and get a Chest X-rays done. This should show your lungs and any problem inside. ...Read more

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Pain in upper right side of rib cage for two weeks. Not constant & Worsens with certain movements. Could this be my liver or costochondritis?

Pain in upper right side of rib cage for two weeks. Not constant & Worsens with certain movements. Could this be my liver or costochondritis?

Could be other thing: It could be a lot of things. It could be gas or indigestion. It could be that the nerves, bones, muscles are affected in that area. Could be liver too. It would be good if you could get an examination by a medical professional with hands on to help with differentiating what is going on. ...Read more

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I have had this internal pain under my rib cage on the left and right upper side, it hurts when I breath n move certain ways on liver side not lungs?

I have had this internal pain under my rib cage on the left and right upper side, it hurts when I breath n move certain ways on liver side not lungs?

Pleurisy?: This may be as simple as a sprained rib cage or an inflammation in the lung lining. If this has been present for more than a week and not improving, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Weird sagging sensation on the right side below the rib cage when laying flat on my back. Feels like an organ (liver, kidney) is resting against skin?

Weird sagging sensation on the right side below the rib cage when laying flat on my back. Feels like an organ (liver, kidney) is resting against skin?

Get a medical eval: This could be a variety of things. I recommend making an appointment with your primary care to have a good physical exam and taking it from there. ...Read more

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Small circular spot. Left side of rib cage. No muscle under skin, skin touches ribcage directly and very loose. Feels like 0% bodyfat there. What's it?

Not sure but best: If you get it x-rayed or CT'd if you are still concerned after a healthcare provider has examined it. Some nodules or lipomas can grow underneath the skin. ...Read more

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Is the liver and gall bladder located under rib cage or beside?

Liver/GB: Under & below rib cage. Liver on right side, gall bladder below & to left of liver. ...Read more

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What could cause my left side ache and throb and. Under rib cage could it be my liver?

Anatomy: The liver is under your right breast. It is not on the left side and thus could not be the cause of left abdominal pain. On the left is the colon, spleen, pancreas and stomach. ...Read more

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My right side rib cage pain is burning and aching can it possibly be ucler or liver issue?

My right side rib cage pain is burning and aching can it possibly be ucler or liver issue?

Yes: There are many potential causes, and I would encourage you to be seen; but you are right, the liver is in the right upper quadrant and can cause pain in the area, as can ulcer disease. Many other potential causes such as pleurisy, pneumonia, gall stones, costochondriitis, etc. An exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

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My rib cage in one spot hurts a lot when I take a deep breath and pain on movement. What could this be?

My rib cage in one spot hurts a lot when I take a deep breath and pain on movement. What could this be?

Rib pain: It could be a subluxed rib or costochondritis. If it is not getting better you should have your pcp evaluate this pain. ...Read more

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Off & on Mild pain under liver area under right rib cage for months. Liver n gall blader fine in ultrasound. What could it be?

Off & on Mild pain under liver area under right rib cage for months. Liver n gall blader fine in ultrasound. What could it be?

Need more info: Is it random or is there something you do that faithfully will trigger it. Can you put your finger right on the spot and cause increased pain? Or is it an internal pain that is difficult to localize. Does it feel like a muscle ache? And electric shock? A burning? Is there a lump in the area? Any other symptoms? Nausea? Gi cramps? Any recent trauma. Additional gallbladder study may help or scope ...Read more

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I have cirrhosis and experience pain under right rib cage. My GI said liver was inflamed and prescribed tramidol. How serious is this condition?

Serious: Cirrhosis is a serious condition, and can lead to liver failure. The tramadol will help with pain, but you need to make sure you follow their instructions. ...Read more

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I'm get pain in my back just below my rib cage, there is also golf ball size lump in that spot I sneezed about a week ago that's what started it I fel?

Did the lump...: ...Appear when the pain started, or was it there before that? If the pain feels like it is coming from the lump, you could have a ruptured epidermal cyst as suggested; if not, the two could be unrelated. You should let your doctor take a look - pain is your body asking for help. ...Read more

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An Mri showed a cyst in my liver. Could it be causing my chest pain @ center bottom of rib cage?

An Mri showed a cyst in my liver. Could it be causing my chest pain @ center bottom of rib cage?

Depends entirely: On location and size of cyst, but other causes need to be excluded, such as angina, ulcers, gallstones, because they can become serious. Consult with your doctor regarding further care. ...Read more