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Discomfort Under Left Rib Cage
I have had discomfort under left rib cage for about 6 months now. Had blood work which revealed my thyroid is low and ultrasound enlarged liver?
Need for evaluation: There is not sufficient information in your narrative. You need to be treated for low thyroid. Enlarged liver is likely due to fat in the liver. If you are overweight, lose weight, (easier said than done), do not drink alcohol and do not take acetaminophen (Tylenol). It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
For about a week now I've had a huge discomfort under my left rib cage to the point where I can only sleep in a certain position.. any ideas ?
Been experiencing a slight discomfort under my left rib cage, occasionally find it difficult to pass gas and feel like a blockage on the lower left side of my stomach which is occasional too. It's been the case for more than 20 days now and nor is the pai
Hi when I get 2 minutes later I feel a fluttering bubble on my left side below my rib cage. I also have a discomfort feeling under my left rib cage ?
Diaphragm spasm: Your symptoms suggest diaphragm spasm or cramp. If this is an isolated episode that occurs infrequently, then you don't have to worry. If it is ongoing, then you should get evaluated for possible disorder of nerves that control the diaphragm, other conditions. Hope that helps ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been having discomfort in left side under rib cage. feel dizzy and low bp. when eating feels like full after not eating much. dont have gallbladder. ?
Emergency care: Seek urgent/emergency department careGet a more detailed answer ›
Uncomfort under left rib cage and above the hip bone. Sometimes back discomfort, wouldn't call it pain. Can only notice it sometimes. Very worried ?
Exam: Please close your computer and get examined: cannot be diagnosed without an actual physical exam. I fyou wouldn't call it pain, then, what would you call it-? please get examined. ...Read more
R/O KIDNEY STONE: Flank pain with those symptoms is concerning for kidney stone /bladder stone or kidney infection. You need a full exam labs urine C&S. 24 urine for stone analysis kidney ultrasound or CT.. And usually empiric antibiotic therapy pending the results. Make sure to strain your urine and try to capture any debris , it may be a kidney stone. Push fluids.also get screen for clotting disorders ...Read more
I am an alcoholic, latley i have been getting this pain and discomfort on the upperside of my left body by the rib cage, what can it be??
Get evaluation: We don't know how long you have had alcoholism, but frequent causes in this group include trauma from falls that are not remembered, nerve pain from malnutrition, early disease onset from impaired immune systems. Ultimately, you need full evaluation by neurology, orthopedics, PMR for pain, and addiction treatment for alcoholism. ...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
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