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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

Flutter (Definition)

Atrial flutter is an abnormal heart rhythm in the top of the heart in which the top of the heart beats very fast but very regularly (as opposed to atrial fibrillation which is always irregular) and can lead to a rapid heart rate and ...Read more


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What is the feeling of a flutter under the left rib cage, or side of the stomach?

Muscle: This may be just a mild spasm or fasciculation of the muscles in that area. Try ice, nsaids, and stretching. See a physician if you have significant associated pain or associated GI problems. ...Read more

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I have been having fluttering right under or a little to the left of my rib cage which occurs maybe every half hour for the last few days. Feels like?

Pulse check: It could be something as simple as muscle contractions or fasciculations in the chest wall or something more concerning like Atrial Fibrillation. Please check your pulse at the wrist or neck during the next episode...if the pulse is irregular you should get into your doctors office asap. If the pulse is normal it is still a good idea to be seen by your doctor but it would not need to be urgent. ...Read more

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Fluttering in left lower rib cage and stomach?

Could: Could just be gas which isn't uncommon. If it persists see your physician for a work up. ...Read more

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I have a small pain around my left rib cage and sometimes after or even when there is no pain I feel a flutter like a baby kicking?

Thin chest wall: It is possible that if you have a thin chest wall your heart may sometime bounce up against your chest wall like a ping pong ball. That would explain the feeling you have of a baby kicking. ...Read more

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I'm having fluttering/poking sensations near my belly button under the left rib cage. Do you know the possible cause of this?

I'm having fluttering/poking sensations near my belly button under the left rib cage. Do you know the possible cause of this?

Various: Such fluttering feelings in the left upper abdomen or lower chest area could be due to irritable muscles or superficial nerves. Gas pains could be fleeting but are usually sharp. In the absence of any other symptoms like pain, tenderness, nausea, etc, I doubt any serious problem is present. See your physician if symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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Have had stomach pain for past 2 weeks that feels like flutters on the left side under rib cage along with chest pain and back pain. What could it be?

Have had stomach pain for past 2 weeks that feels like flutters on the left side under rib cage along with chest pain and back pain. What could it be?

More than 1 problem: The stomach pain is most likely caused by stomach pain. But the flutters are due to irregularities in your heart rhythm - most often in your age group: premature atrial beats (or contractions). You can feel better by avoiding caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, and getting plenty of sleep and trying stress reduction techniques (like yoga or TM). IF that fails, there are meds that can help. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a fluttering in right rib cage?

Heart Issues?: This can be from something as simple as too much caffeine to a more serious issue such as heart problems. I'd get that checked out. ...Read more

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What could cause a fluttering/spamming under lower right rib cage?

Muscle fasciculation's: There are a few possible causes. The most common cause is simply fasciculation's or twitching of the muscles. You may or may not be able to visually see this happen. If you can see it that is the best way to confirm the cause. You can also get a similar sensation from the movement of intestines and stomach. Rarely this can also be skipped or rapid heart beats. Checking your pulse will confim ...Read more

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Hi I'm a 26 year old female 320lbs the past week I have been getting this fluttering sensation right under my rib cage. What can it be?

Fluttering?: Similar sensations due to passage of intestinal material and a static muscle in the abdomen or diaphragm. But nothing I know of has symptoms like that that is serious. Your weight will shorten your life, cause diabetes, hypertension, knee arthritis and heart trouble. And much more negatives. ...Read more

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Have a fluttering heartbeat like movement below my right rib cage. When I push it I can feel it. It stops and then will start again later on.

Fluttering heart: F of unknown age or prior medical history notes/asks Have a fluttering heartbeat like movement below my right rib cage. When I push it I can feel it. It stops and then will start again later on. ANS Is it the muscles in your chest wall that are fluttering or is your heart beat fluttering? Check heart beat by feeling pulse at base of thumb at wrist. If it is fluttering call your Dr. ...Read more

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Bubbly and rumbly feeling under left rib cage for about 3 months along with throbbing in lower left abdomen and now Its starting to get a bit painful?

Bubbly and rumbly feeling under left rib cage for about 3 months along with throbbing in lower left abdomen and now Its starting to get a bit painful?

Bronchitis/ibd?: Could be lung disease like bronchitis or pneumonia and inflamatory bowel disease[ibd]or simple gas., constipation, best to get a chest xray and ultrasound of the abdomin or even xray of the abdomin, if constipated clear this with more water, mirilax, dulcolax or senna, prune juice, even citrate of magnesium 1 bottle. If not see pulmonary and gastroenterologist ...Read more

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46 yr old F. have pain under left rib cage& left side. Heavy feeling in lower stomach &pressure on rectum. Believe I have hernia. Can be that or?? TY

46 yr old F. have pain under left rib cage& left side. Heavy feeling in lower stomach &pressure on rectum. Believe I have hernia. Can be that or?? TY

LLQ pain: Many things can cause this, diverticulitis, polyps, constipation, rectal prolapse etc. Would see a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist, sounds like you need a CT and or colonoscopy. This would also rule out the difficult hernias as well as simple ones. ...Read more

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46 yr F. Pain under left rib cage and lower left side. Heaviy feeling in lower stomach, crampy feeling, pressure in rectum. What can be causing this?

46 yr F. Pain under left rib cage and lower left side. Heaviy feeling in lower stomach, crampy feeling, pressure in rectum. What can be causing this?

Sounds complicated: There are many things in the abdomen that could do that. Seems that you need someone to get a comprehensive history and understanding of your symptoms followed by a good exam and maybe labs or even imaging. ...Read more

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What couldit mean when you feel like a vibrating/weird/bubbly feeling under your left side rib cage?

What couldit mean when you feel like a vibrating/weird/bubbly feeling under your left side rib cage?

Unknown: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I have been having pains in my left side under my rib cage sometimes there is a burning feeling and it feels like something is going to bust?

I have been having pains in my left side under my rib cage sometimes there is a burning feeling and it feels like something is going to bust?

See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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Please explain dull ache, pain right below left rib cage? And feeling sick for 2-3 days

Please explain dull ache, pain right below left rib cage? And feeling sick for 2-3 days

Stomach, spleen...: While I don't have enough information from your question to give a tentative diagnosis, the organs in the left side of your abdomen towards the top are your stomach and spleen. However, your heart and the lining of the lungs can also seem to hurt from there (referred pain)... Most likely a stomach irritation, but get it checked if it doesn't get better soon. ...Read more

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I have a pain for two weeks on the backside under my rib cage on the left side. It's a burning feeling it's getting worse?

I have a pain for two weeks on the backside under my rib cage on the left side. It's a burning feeling it's getting worse?

Many things: It is difficult to elucidate a cause without being able to see you in in person but neurologic, gastrointestinal and muscuoloskeletal causes are all possible. Pain that increased with deep breaths is indicative of inflammation of your pleural lining. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get this jabbing feeling on my left rib cage; round about the middle rib bone. It usually happens when im lying down.

Sometimes I get this jabbing feeling on my left rib cage; round about the middle rib bone. It usually happens when im lying down.

Rib cage: A common cause of sharp, shooting rib cage pains, often worse with a deep breath, is a pinched intercostal nerve that runs between two ribs. These sharp pains, last seconds, and may radiate around the side. They are more of a nuisance rather than serious. Discuss this with your physician if you have further concerns. ...Read more

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Lump near another lump located near my spine on my lower left back below the rib cage that goes away after feeling it then returns. What is this?

Lump: I cannot be sure since I cannot examine it, but I strongly suggest that you bring this to the attention of your Primary doctor.
Your doctor will take your history, examine you, and more than likely order labs and xrays.

Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Hi, for the past two months I've been having a crampy feeling on my left side 3 to 4 inches below my rib cage. Its randomly throughout the day. Georgina?

Hi, for the past two months I've been having a crampy feeling on my left side 3 to 4 inches below my rib cage. Its randomly throughout the day. Georgina?

Thought I answered-: -but must have missed send! This can B from Ur colon @ the splenic flexure, either stool or air making the corner. This is more common in those with constipation. if U push on the painful area, air can B pushed along & U feel relief. If pain increases most likely stool. C Ur PCP. No OTC laxatives until this if diagnosed. fiber & H20 should help until Cn. ...Read more

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Funny feeling (very low stabbing pain) under my left rib cage while eating, what could this be?

LUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. An exam is appropriate for clarity of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more