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I Have Pain Under My Lower Rib Cage Is This Related To My Digestive Health
I've been experiencing mental decline and digestive issues for about 10 weeks and have pain on right side of rib cage and excruciating pain after meal?
Gallstones?: You may have an infection caused by gallstones. This would contribute to your mental decline and worsening of pain after meals. I would get an ultrasound of your gallbladder. ...Read more
22 yo f in good health experiencing mild pains on right lower rib cage. Pain in right back when running. Kidney disease or liver cancer likely?
Q 4 Physiatry, Sport: A healthy runner would be unlikely to have a major illness. Hence if I saw someone in my college town practice who was 22, I would refer her to orthopedic surgery or sports medicine clinic for initial evaluation. I would not drop things there, however. I would communicate with all of the consultants, look at ehrs, speak with the patient about changes and continue to refer to specialists as needed. ...Read more
I have lower back just below rib cage left side pain. Is this related to my kidneys? Shouldi be scared?
It could be: Pain from your kidney typically occurs in the flank region, which is located in your lower back just below the ribcage. You should see your doctor for further evaluation and management. ...Read more
I keep getting twitches by my left rib cage and in my leg stomach and sometimes my back I have health anxiety and it's scaring me. It's not everyday?
Random twitches: That do not follow any known anatomical pathway or sequence are highly unlikely to be from a disorder of the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, neuromuscular junction or muscle fibers. What can hurt you - & your fetus, should you become pregnant - is chronic anxiety. Ask your GP for referral to a psychiatrist & a psychologist for proper evaluation, therapy & possible medications. ...Read more
Was exercising doing a brisk fast 2 mile walk & got a little pain under my right rib cage. Comes & goes. My health has been good. Did I strain it?
Were U eating right: Before walking? Best idea is to check with your PCP and have an abdominal exam done in person to see if your liver, gallbladder, intestines (appendix) feel normal upon palpation to ascertain if it's internal, or external (rib strain/ intercostal muscle or otherwise). You've had previous surgery and depending where you had it can also affect if you had any scar tissue/adhesions impacting it or not ...Read more
Pain in right side just under rib cage. Sick to stomach. No fever. Any idea what it could be? No other health problems.
I had a pulled ab muscle strain 3-4 weeks ago and last week I shoveled snow now I am getting pain under my lower rib cage. .. Is it from shoveling?
Yes: Yes shoveling snow can definitely cause strain of the back as well as abdominal muscles. It can be strenuous especially if it the heavy wet type. Usually the pain will resolve in couple of days without any long term problems. If you continue to have problems see you doctor. ...Read more
See a doctor: This could be many causes, such as heart, stomach problem or rib cage injury, etc. You better see a doctor to get a full exam. ...Read more
Could I possibly have mild Crohn's disease? My bmi is 16.4, I'm always tired and I get sharp pains under my lower rib cage both sides.
I have a terrible pain under my lower right rib cage this becomes unbearable when sitting. It feels like something is be squashed?
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
I have sharp pain under my lower left rib cage. It hurts when I breathe, walk, move, or touch it.?
Consider being seen: There are a number of possibilities and if it does not improve, you should consider being seen. Among the structures on the left side in that area are the lung, ribs, stomach and pancreas, all of which could potentially cause pain. Costochondritis, which is an inflammation of the rib-cartilage junction is among the more common causes and is quite benign, but you could also have a pneumonia. ...Read more
Kidney?: The organ you describe is probably a kidney, but you can experience pain in that area coming from a number of different organs, including liver, stomach, muscles and even the heart. ...Read more
If in pain...: Lipomas do not hurt unless they are in position to be irritated, or transmit pressure to a sensitive area, such as rib. If you are symptomatic, then you have one option. Surgical resection of this benign fatty tumor! ...Read more
Thoracic surgeon: Rib problems are best treated by a thoracic surgeon. ...Read more
What organs is rite under and beside the right rib cage on lower part I am having sharp pain there?
See picture here: On the upper right side of your belly is the liver, one of the largest organs. Sitting below it is the gallbladder, but this is a tiny little sac. Lower r quadrant/area could be the appendix. Being a female, you also have the right ovary and fallopian tube as well. The uterus and bladder are in lower-middle area, but can cause pain in r side too. Consult doc if pain getting worse. Good luck. ...Read more
4.8 x 1.8 x 2.4 low attenuating lesion on spleen. I do have pain under left lower rib cage. Should I be concerned?
Confusing: You were told it was a low attenuating lesion? Generally not the term physicians use when telling patients results of CT or MRI scans. Usually the terms used are cysts or lesions or masses. Whether it needs further evaluation or not. More info would be helpful. However lesions of the spleen aren't common and usually are benign. You may want to ask your doctor for more info. ...Read more
When laying down, my lower back is in pain. Pain is also under right rib cage. Hot flashes. Appetite change. Help?
Be seen: There are a nber of possibilities and I would not hesitate to be seen. Although you are young, problems with your gall bladder can potentially cause the symptoms you are describing among other possibilities. A detailed exam and appropriate studies will likely determine the cause. ...Read more
I have some bad chest pain sort of under my lower left rib cage and its been constant for about a week, what to do?
Chest pain: Best course of action is go see your doctor and get checked out. It may be musculoskeletal but could also be a lot of other things. ...Read more
Once or twice a week I get this stabbing pain in my lower rib cage. It only lasts a moment but is extremely painful. What is this?
You may be developing an irritation of the cartilage that connects part of the rib cage.
Is it associated with deep breathing? At age 18, I seriously doubt it is cardiac unless you have been diagnosed with a heart condition at an early age, or have significant risk factors such as diabetes, a family predisposition, or significant obesity.
Have your family doc evaluate. ...Read more
Will u please tell me what to do when I have sharp pains on fatty tumor (right now I have pain :'- (the pain is lower left rib cage?
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?
Pain under right rib cage extending to lower back. Been having it for about 6 mos now can become severe. Gallbladder already out 4 yrs.
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