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Extra Rib Bone Near Stomach
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
More info needed...: Chest pain in a 48 year old male that radiates to the shoulder could be a sign of acute coronary artery disease. Without knowing anything else, this is a condition that you should have evaluated promptly. Have seen many men (and women) that came to my ER with "gas" and ended up with stents in their coronary arteries because it was not "gas". Call your doctor or head to the ER. ...Read more
Gallbladder: If you are having pain under the right rib cage, it may be your gallbladder. See a physician if your pain is persistent/severe. ...Read more
Right side rib cage feels like it protrudes more than the left. Tightness between my right side rib cage and hip bone. Bloating feeling after eating?
?scoliosis: If you have a curvature of the spine , as we get older this can affect the rib cage and give the visual impression that the ribs are uneven and protruding. Please see an orthopaedist. ...Read more
Small hard ball attached to left rib cage (between left and right rib cage) is this normal or what? Feels like bone
.: Is it new or long standing? Need more information - is it painful, does it move etc. Or check with your physician. ...Read more
More info: need to know how long, is it better or worse with food/activity/other, are there other associated symptoms, does pain radiate up/down/left/right/through the middle. There are some dangerous causes so if symptoms worsen change or fail to improve you should seek medical attention. ...Read more
Mass on left upper rib cage under arm. like a third breast soft like a breast but at the base near the ribs it gets firmer 3"X 3" at base 6-7"total.
Girlie Boy?: Sounds like what is called a "lipoma," which is an organized overgrowth of fat. Kind of a very benign tumor ('tumor' means 'swelling'). If it's causing you a problem see a general or a plastic surgeon to have it removed. And tell your girlfriend that No, it's not God's way of saying you're a "girlie boy." ...Read more
One of my lower ribs sticks out a little in front of the stomach.No pain.Maybe from an old gymnastics injury.Maybe cartilage growth or split rib cage?
Ribs: It could be any of these things but I suggest that none of them should cause you any problem ...Read more
The bottom left of my rib cage feels bruised, also struggled to eat full meals recently...enlarged spleen?
See a doctor: This sounds like something which merits rapid assessment by a health care professional. Enlarged spleen, if present, may be due to infectious mononucleosis, but there are other potentially severe conditions which can also do this. Healthcare in UK is excellent. Go see a doctor, and I wish you better soon. ...Read more
Costochondritis: This is the most likely cause of the symptoms you describe. It is inflammation in the cartilage that connects the ribs to the sternum or breast bone. Treatment usually involves anti-inflammatory medications and rest, avoiding strenuous activity until symptoms resolve. Cold packs can help reduce swelling. ...Read more
Lump under the skin, on top of inside left rib cage. Painful and swollen. Left rib cage protruding. Nausea, dizziness, headache, sore muscles. Help?
Multiple symptoms: We dont know anything about you including what was going on or what happened before these symptoms appeared but they are worrisome and I recommend you seek medical attention without further delay. ...Read more
Spine pain, spine cracks relief.. Left side lower rib burning, lots of stomach air. Could back pain be causing rib and stomach issues?
Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. The ribs may or may not be related with the spine ; the stomach air has no relation to spine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain in upper left abdomen near rib cage. Xray of ribs and blood work on spleen normal. What else could it be? Ulcer maybe?
Many things: Costochondritis of anterior rib not usually seen on xray. Pain in upper abdomen can because by different organs in region.Pancreatitis, gastritis or ulcer, duodenum with duodenitis or ulcer,colitis , and eophagitis and reflux can cause upper abdominal pain. Endoscopy of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum often reveals the problem .Should be referred to gasroenterologist if symptoms continue. ...Read more