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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?

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

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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 ?

Sprained rib muscle: You may have pulled a rib Ora muscle of chest wall, Try an Aleve (naproxen) twice a day with heat to hear wall, if not better on one week need a chest X Ray. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 more

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For the last couple of weeks I have a discomfort/dull ache in my right abdomen - usually lower however can fell as if under rib cage. What could it be?

For the last couple of weeks I have a discomfort/dull ache in my right abdomen - usually lower however can fell as if under rib cage. What could it be?

See doctor: Unfortunately there are several things that can cause this and so it is impossible to help with a question like this on these forums. See your doctor for further eval. ...Read more

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Lower left side under rib cage discomfort radiating to back with bloating & gas, recently started exercising & lost 23 lbs what could this be?

Lower left side under rib cage discomfort radiating to back with bloating & gas, recently started exercising & lost 23 lbs what could this be?

Left fib cage pain: The left lower rib cage area contains stomach. Sleep and lungs. The bloating and gas suggests gastritis or peptic ulcer disease. Inflammation of pancreas is a possiblity. Does not appear to be pleurisy or pneumonia. Advise evaluation by a physician for physical exam and further work up. ...Read more

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Body organs under rib cage ?

Body organs under rib cage 

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Organs under the rib: The main organs inder the ribs are the lungs, liver, spleen and partially in the back the kidneys ...Read more

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Having pains right side under rib cage?

Having pains right side under rib cage?

Strain?: Did you lift or strain? This can cause rib/side pains. Are you coughing or short of breath? Think of bronchitis or pneumonia. Are you having nausea, stomach pain or upper back pain? Could be gallbladder. As you can see, there are many possible causes. Use moist heat on the area and take Advil or Tylenol, (acetaminophen) if no better in a couple of days or symptoms worsen, see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain on (my) right front side under rib cage?

Pain on (my) right front side under rib cage?

Gallbladder?: If pain is after eating you may have gallbladder disease. You may need an ultrasound to look at liver and gallbladder. ...Read more

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Pain in left side under rib cage.. Over 3 years.

Pain in left side under rib cage.. Over 3 years.

Go see ur Dr: And get checked for conditions related to ur stomach, spleen and intestines.Or it could just be musculoskeletal pain or pinched nerve. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/pain-management/guide/abdominal-pain-causes-treatments. ...Read more

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Pain in back on righgright side just under rib cage?

Costovertebral pain: Pain in the costobertebral angle area, which is the area you describe, may have various causes and is commonly associated with conditions involving the kidney. See your provider who should be able to pinpoint the exact cause of your pain. ...Read more

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What is causing this sharp right side under rib cage pain?

What is causing this sharp right side under rib cage pain?

Couple things: one- if you exerted yourself - muscle like spasm-goes away after done running. Or gallbladder disease. I am sure other doctors can come up with few more options. ...Read more

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Just after my peiod I have pain on my right under rib cage?

Catamenial pneumotho: While the association between menstrual periods and chest pain is more usually coincidental , catamenial pneumothorax needs to be ruled out . Would recommend to talk to your doctor, and if necessary a pulmonologist . Catamenial pneumothorax is still a rare condition and in your case anxiety associated with menstruation might also be possible. ...Read more

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Pain on right side under rib cage and just lay on my back and got pain what is it?

Many reasons: Different things can cause this pain.I suggest to gets sonogram to check your gallbladder and liver first to make sure no gallstones or a mass in that area. Otherwise could be also from lower lung or ribs. ...Read more

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Pain comes and goes briefly on left side under rib cage, what could it be..For three yrs?

Could be: Could be thoracic radiculopathy---where a nerve is being pinched in your thoracic spine and it radiates along your rib---this can come and go at times. ...Read more