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For about two weeks now I been having discomfort under my right side below my rib cage its much worse when I'm hunched over while sitting?

For about two weeks now I been having discomfort under my right side below my rib cage its much worse when I'm hunched over while sitting?

Chest pain: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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Discomfort on left side of stomach below rib cage, mostly when I m sitting...i feel as if something is bulging out. But nothing is.

Discomfort on left side of stomach below rib cage, mostly when I m sitting...i feel as if something is bulging out. But nothing is.

LUQ pain: Pain in this area may be from the stomach, intestine, colon, muscular cause. Have yourself examined to narrow down the cause. ...Read more

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Discomfort under left bottom rib cage?

Need more: Information. Any associated symptoms, duration of symptoms and exactly what discomfort means to you ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have discomfort below your left rib cage?

What does it mean when you have discomfort below your left rib cage?

Something wrong with: Stomach, spleen or kidney; or with a muscle strain, or a rib (bony) injury, or a pinched nerve in the back with pain radiating to the side.
See your pcp for it. ...Read more

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I'm having discomfort on my left rib cage and back pains for a week now. What can it be?

I'm having discomfort on my left rib cage and back pains for a week now. What can it be?

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

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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??

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

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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?

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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I am getting a constant pain or 'stitch' like discomfort on my left side at hbottom of rib cage.

I am getting a constant pain or 'stitch' like discomfort on my left side at hbottom of rib cage.

Pain: Your description does not he me give you a definitive diagnosis. It could be myofascial and probably is. I would try an anti inflammatory such a Ibuprofen 400mg once daily with food fora week and if this does not help see a physician to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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I have pain and discomfort that comes and go in the right iliac area and up to lower rib cage for more than 6 months what could it be?

Could be a number of: Possibilities, like a chronic appenditis, a kidney stone caught in the ureter, a pelvic problem, enlarged lymph nodes in the abdomen in that area.
See your pcp and probably a general surgeon for proper 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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Feeling discomfort right in the middle of the rib cage. When I use one finger to press deep in, it's feel tense and bloated. Could this be serious?

Feeling discomfort right in the middle of the rib cage. When I use one finger to press deep in, it's feel tense and bloated. Could this be serious?

Needs to be Checked: You have chest discomfort along with breathlessness, stomach discomfort and pain. You need to be evaluated by your doctor. Need detailed history, physical exam and if indicated some tests to find out the cause of your symptoms
i am sorry but we can not tell you if it is serious without exam and testing. ...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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I've got my left loose ribs that are sticking out of my chest (comparing to the right ones).I also feel discomfort in the back of the rib cage. No inj.?

YOU NEED CHECK UP: We can not tell you what is causing your left loose ribs sticking out, it does not make any sence from what you are saying, what are loose ribs. I will suggest you have it checked by your doctor it may be normal and you will know if anything is wrong. ...Read more

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I have what seems to be a swollen left rib cage, toward the bottom. It's been like this for a while now. No pain, but discomfort and pressure in the a?

Now way 2 answer-: -with out an exam & possible images. If it has been gradually getting bigger, make an appt with a thoracic surgeon. Most likely benign, but there R some benign tumors that R locally invasive, & if not able 2 Dx on the visit, follow recommendations. ...Read more

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I have constant gurgling under my left rib cage. It sounds like fluid or water. I don't have any pain or discomfort?

I have constant gurgling under my left rib cage. It sounds like fluid or water. I don't have any pain or discomfort?

Mgt/workup: I would suggest a visit with your PCP. They may rule out a number of pulmonary conditions. Sometimes a chest radiograph is needed. ...Read more

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Been diagnosed with IBS is discomfort below both sides of rib cage a symptom of ibs. Not painful just uncomfortable at times?

Perhaps: Ibs can cause bloating or uncomfortable distension, which can be felt beneath the rib cage, but most often the pain or cramps are in the lower left abdomen. Please see your physician to exclude other causes (conditions of the liver, pancreas, lungs, kidneys, etc). Most ibs discomfort is strongly related to passing a bowel movement (gets better afterwards). ...Read more

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I have sharp pain under my chest, left rib cage, its discomfort, feels warm and hurts more when breathing deep and turning and lying on that side???

I have sharp pain under my chest, left rib cage, its discomfort, feels warm and hurts more when breathing deep and turning and lying on that side???

Chest pains: There are many possible causes for a chest pains like lung problems, muscle pain and gastrointestinal problems. Regardless, chest pain with shoulders pains, is always a red flag and visit to a PCP and cardiologist is warranted. ...Read more

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I have had discomfort in my right side underneath my rib cage, groin area and in the front of my abdomen. The pain seems to move around. 2 weeks now.

I have had discomfort in my right side underneath my rib cage, groin area and in the front of my abdomen. The pain seems to move around. 2 weeks now.

Muscle bruising: I would like to know how the pain started from accident, playing sport, having sex, all of these answers could help find the problem
it sound like pure muscle problem use heat pad on the [painful area take ibuprofen 600-800 mg 2-3 times a day for a week
no improvement you need to see your doctor
good luck ...Read more

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21 year old who when she sits back in a chair feels like her ribs is sticking out. Slight discomfort and pain and slight swelling below right rib cage?

21 year old who when she sits back in a chair feels like her ribs is sticking out. Slight discomfort and pain and slight swelling below right rib cage?

Need to be checked: She needs to be examined to find out if there is anything wrong with her.
So take her to her doctor and get it checked. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side just under the shoulder blade / rib cage but only while taking a deep breath? Causing a lot of discomfort.

Sharp pain on left side just under the shoulder blade / rib cage but only while taking a deep breath? Causing a lot of discomfort.

Costochondritis: Sounds like costochondritis, an inflammation of the tissue in the rib cage. Usually follows mild trauma, frequent cough or strenous exercise. Icing the site and OTC meds may help. But if not improved after 2-3 days, please schedule a doctors appointment for a thorough exam. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have had a persistent cough that has got progressively worse, I have hot flushes and also pain and discomfort in back at bottom of rib cage.?

I have had a persistent cough that has got progressively worse, I have hot flushes and also pain and discomfort in back at bottom of rib cage.?

Possibilities...: The possibilities for a cough of over 3 weeks duration are bronchospasm from any etiology, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of these factors. The pain in the rib cage is probably musculoskeletal from the cough. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment as all of these have different treatments. ...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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Sharp pain and discomfort on my top right side of my rib cage below my right breast. Should I be concerned?

Sharp pain and discomfort on my top right side of my rib cage below my right breast. Should I be concerned?

Don't ignore: Although most causes of the type of pain you describe are not serious, in some cases this can represent something serious, like pneumonia or a blood clot. Of course there are signs and symptoms that make these possibilities more concerning, like fever or shortness of breath. A visit to your primary care provider will help to sort this out. High fever or severe difficulty breathing? Er visit. ...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?

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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?

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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Dull ache in upper right rib cage Indention where my second single rib should be. Shortness of breath Discomfort when laying on left/right side?

Dull ache in upper right rib cage Indention where my second single rib should be. Shortness of breath Discomfort when laying on left/right side?

Chest pain: Unclear from description where your pain is located;if persistent I'd suggest a good physical exam for starting to diagnose prognose and manage your symptoms;at your age demographic a serious organic pathology is unlikely ...Read more

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I have a lot of discomfort in my right leg and some stabbing pain under my rib cage on the left side- am I a hypochondriac or is this something bad?

I have a lot of discomfort in my right leg and some stabbing pain under my rib cage on the left side- am I a hypochondriac or is this something bad?

Pain needs to be: Diagnosed by your doctor. If no physical cause is found consider seeing a mental health professional. We can all use that at times simply from a wellness point of view. If you do tend to generate physical symptoms from stress, he/she will help you learn how to cope better. Peace and good health. ...Read more