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I have pain under my lower rib cage. Is this related to my digestive health?

I have pain under my lower rib cage. Is this related to my digestive health?

Perhaps: Some problems in the GI tract can cause pain under your ribs-such as gall bladder disease, colitis, gas, hiatal hernia. Ther are also other non-gi causes-hepatitis, enlargement of the spleen. ...Read more

Dr. Ali Yazdy
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Digestive Health (Definition)

Digestive health refers to the proper functioning of the digestive tract, including the stomach, ...Read more


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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Pain in right side just under rib cage. Sick to stomach. No fever. Any idea what it could be? No other health problems.

Pain in right side just under rib cage. Sick to stomach. No fever. Any idea what it could be? No other health problems.

Gallbladder: Right sided pain worse after eating a fatty meal could be gb. Can cause nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. Can radiate to back. I suggest seeing your primary for an eval and work up. ...Read more

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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

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I feel sharp, sudden pain under my lower rib cage left side; few times. What could cause this?

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

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I have a terrible pain under my lower right rib cage this becomes unbearable when sitting. It feels like something is be squashed?

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

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I have sharp pain under my lower left rib cage. It hurts when I breathe, walk, move, or touch it.?

I have sharp pain under my lower left rib cage. It hurts when I breathe, walk, move, or touch it.?

Rib cage pain: Carefully have your spleen assessed as well as your costochondral junction. An enlarged spleen can be seen in the setting of mono or other blood dyscrasias. ...Read more

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What does pain on the lower left side under the rib cage mean?

What does pain on the lower left side under the rib cage mean?

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

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What are the causes of my left side near my lower rib cage to tense up?

What are the causes of my left side near my lower rib cage to tense up?

Could be rib: Dysfunction. Read this.
http://www. Basicspine. Com/conditions-procedures/pain-management/slipped-rib-syndrome. Html

could also be stomach, intestine or heart. See a doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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What organ is under your left lower rib cage on your left side close to your back?

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

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Tell me about children with protruding lower rib cage?

Tell me about children with protruding lower rib cage?

Rib protrusion: Children with rib and sternal protrusion usually have a variant of pectus carinatum. This represents a congenital chest wall malformation that can be asymmetric and may involve different/mulitple ribs. ...Read more

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Sharp pain left side lower rib cage?

Need tests to treat: If pain is sharp, need to find thecause by exam and tests to find the cause, please see your doctor, or go to nearest er. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain below rib cage lower left back?

Stabbing pain below rib cage lower left back?

Kidney: There are several diseases that can cause pain in this area. Kidney stones are the first thing that came to mind when I read your question but infection (like shingles) broken rib and mush more need to be considered. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a lipoma on my left lower rib cage and I'm in pain?

I have a lipoma on my left lower rib cage and I'm in pain?

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

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Mass on lower right side under rib cage, should I be concerned?

Mass on lower right side under rib cage, should I be concerned?

Maybe: Depends on how long it has been there ; may be a fatty tumor or even a hernia but would rec a md to look at it ; sometimes it can even be a floating rib, which is benign. ...Read more

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Why do I have pain in right rib cage after hysterectomy and lower back?

Why do I have pain in right rib cage after hysterectomy and lower back?

Depends: How recently was the hysterectomy? If recent, fluids in the pelvis can irritate the diaphragm and cause back and rib pain. But more concerning is the possibility of blood clot - you need to check with your doctor right away for an exam.

Good luck. ...Read more

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What organs is rite under and beside the right rib cage on lower part I am having sharp pain there?

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

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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?

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

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When laying down, my lower back is in pain. Pain is also under right rib cage. Hot flashes. Appetite change. Help?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Costochondritis: 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

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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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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.

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.

Get evaluated: You don't need the ER, but do make an appointment with your regular doc. This sounds like biliary pain, and absent your gallbladder you may benefit from CT scan, TECH HIDA scan or EGD/ERCP to access for other biliary problems. There are several possible causes. Be well. ...Read more