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What causes occasional left upper quadrant pain, around the bottom of the rib cage, worse after a bowel movement?

What causes occasional left upper quadrant pain, around the bottom of the rib cage, worse after a bowel movement?

Luq: Left upper abdominal discomfort may be due to muscular strain, gas entrapment or pathology in the splenic flexure of the colon or disease of the spleen itself. Do you strain to have a bowel movement? Do you have any obvious bowel symptoms? If symptoms persist consult your physician or a gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do for twinges to upper left quadrant under rib cage?

What can I do for twinges to upper left quadrant under rib cage?

Twinges: Need more clarity. A twinge may be a muscle pull, gas, pulmonary, or cardiac origin. ...Read more

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Left side pain under rib cage, should I be worried?

Left side pain under rib cage, should I be worried?

If splenomegali-Yes: If no splenomegaly can be due to overexertion. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain under rib cage left side comes and goes which also catches my breath?

Rib pain: The possible causes include pleurisy, which irritation of the lining of the lungs. It usually resolves on its own with time. Another cause can be intercostal neuralgia, which is irritation of the nerve under the rib. Your pain specialist can help delineate between the possible causes and can help treat the condition. ...Read more

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Left side pain under rib cage age 20 female gets worse when coughing should I take 2nd doses of antibiotics or go be seen?

Left side pain under rib cage age 20 female gets worse when coughing should I take 2nd doses of antibiotics or go be seen?

Be seen.: The possible causes are many and include broken rib, pneumonia consolidation, post-tussive syndrome etc.
i recommend a clinical examination and a chest x-ray before taking more antibiotics.
In the meanwhile, add a topical agent such as a menthol rub or "Olbas oil." ...Read more

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I am having severe upper left side pain under rib cage now for over two months, also now swollen left gland in neck. Should I goto the hospital?

I am having severe upper left side pain under rib cage now for over two months, also now swollen left gland in neck. Should I goto the hospital?

These may not be: These may not be related. You need to see your physician and not go to the hospital. It will save a lot of money staying out of the ER. Your evaluation will be to see if the two are related, may incude imaging including a chest film and possibly a CT or MRI ...Read more

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Recurring utis, lower left back pain under rib cage, high white blood cell count in urine, nausea, weakness. Causes?

Pyelonephritis: It sounds like you have pyelonephritis/ renal infection. You could have infected kidney stones or an obstructing ureteral stone. You could have vessico-ureteral reflux or a large post void bladder residual. I would recommend that you see a urologist and get a renal/bladder ultrasound and voiding cysto-urethrogram. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dose valley feaver cause pain under rib cage?

It could.: Pain under rib cage can be caused by pleuritis, or inflammation of the lining of the chest cavity, caused by an underlying infection such as valley fever. ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain under rib cage, and around spine?

What can I do for this pain under rib cage, and around spine?

Osteopathic Eval: May need to see a osteopathic physician that does manipulation to see if a rib is dislocated and he/she can offer treatment. If this does not help, it could be pathology in your thoracic spine that needs to be evaluated. Recommend seeing a pain/spine specialist. ...Read more

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Pain under rib cage after dry heaving all night on new years. What could be causing this?

Strain muscle: Probably is an strain of the intercostal muscles. The action of "dry heaving" engage the intercostal muscle in a heavy fashion producing the strain. If pain persist need an xray to rule-out a fr rib wich is olso possible. ...Read more

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Sudden intense pain under rib cage. Middle to right side. Comes on suddenly and always when lying down?

Sudden intense pain under rib cage. Middle to right side. Comes on suddenly and always when lying down?

Right upper quadrant: The symptom you're describing localizes the process involved to either the right upper abdominal quadrant or the right lower lung. As far as the abdomen, this could be gallbladder, liver, biliary ductal system or pancreas. As far as the lung, could be pneumonia with the appropriate respiratory symptoms. With a rash, could be shingles. Need a work-up...soon. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain under rib cage while walking fast. What could this be?

Rib cage pain: I am not sure if it is on the right side or left side? It could be muscle contraction, an ols rib injury. I would suggest that you talk to your dr about it soon. ...Read more

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Right side upper abdomen pain under rib cage causes?

Right side upper abdomen pain under rib cage causes?

Possibilities: Ruq abdomen is home to the liver, gall bladder, small intestines, diaphragm. Gall bladder stones, duodenal ulcer, pneumonia, hepatitis, and sometimes atypical appendicitis can cause RUQ pain. Persistent pain warrants immediate evaluation by doctor. ...Read more

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Is dull pain under rib cage related to enlarged spleen?

Dull pain: Location under rib cage could be spleen, liver, gallbladder, gas, strain, among others. ...Read more

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Feet swell and pain under rib cage after alcohol. Any ideas?

Feet swell and pain under rib cage after alcohol. Any ideas?

Just theory; see MD: Are you a frequent drinker? Heavy drinker? Binge drink? Eat poorly? Were you immobile for a long time? Pain under the rib cage makes me think either acute alcohol-induced hepatitis, chronic fatty liver or possible PE (pulmonary embolus). Foot swelling is consistent with venous insufficiency, hypoalbuminuria (unhappy liver/malnutrition) & maybe even DVT (deep venous thrombosis; a risk for PE). ...Read more

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Aching burning pain under rib cage. What can I use for this?

Aching burning pain under rib cage. What can I use for this?

Where exactly?: Describe the location, timing and character of the pain in more detail. This is very important to be able to provide you a diagnosis and therefore recommend a treatment. ...Read more

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Having pain under rib cage are could it b daullblader?

Having pain under rib cage are could it b daullblader?

Conerned: I am concerned you may have a problem. Pain under your ribcage after eating may signify gastritis, gallbladder disease, or possibly pancreatitis. It may also be related to your heart. You need an evaluation by a physician soon. ...Read more

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I'm afraid I may have a strange tumor or something. Pain under rib cage, right side. Bloated and constipated all the time?

Or maybe not: Pain under the right rib cage with bloating may often result from gall bladder disease. See your primary doctor or a general surgeon who may start with and ultrasound study and if positive, recommend surgery. ...Read more

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Pain under rib cage, above navel when breathing in or laughing.

Pain under rib cage, above navel when breathing in or laughing.

Epigastric hernia.: Have it checked to make sure that it is not incarcerated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Having right side pain under rib cage down to my belly button hurts to move?

Having right side pain under rib cage down to my belly button hurts to move?

Seek medical help: It can be your GallBladder/liver/pancreas/ rt colon.......delay may be dangerous. ...Read more

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Lap band in '09. Abscess & port removal /replaced in '10. Now living w/recurring bodyaches and pain under rib cage. Adhesions? What can be done?

Lap band in '09. Abscess & port removal /replaced in '10. Now living w/recurring bodyaches and pain under rib cage. Adhesions? What can be done?

See a bariatric surg: Definitely go see your or another bariatric surgeon as soon as possible. There are many possible causes of your pain including adhesions and infection inside your abdomen associated with the band, port, or tubing. You will need testing done including likely a ct scan and may need your band removed. Fortunately you can be converted to a different bariatric procedure such as a sleeve or bypass. ...Read more

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Severe pain under rib cage on both sides, gradually getting worse. Had bloodwork done on liver and gallbladder. But came back fine?

Severe pain under rib cage on both sides, gradually getting worse. Had bloodwork done on liver and gallbladder. But came back fine?

First tests are okay: Your doc is in the process of evaluating you as an outpatient. With the first tests being normal, your doc will likely get additional tests like a gallbladder ultrasound, egd, ct scan. Stay with your doc and eventually you will get a diagnosis. Be well. ...Read more

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Having chest pain lower pain under rib cage have asthma COPD taking that you like her 4 times a day still not feeling well what should I do?

See doctor: I am always concerned when someone with lung disease complains of chest pain. You need to consult your doctor asap to find what the cause may be. If bronchodilator helps your sob but you need it 4x a daily, then you are likely having an exacerbation of your asthma or copd. ...Read more

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Pain under rib cage, Vomited twice in two days, lightheaded, can't walk/stand for long time, on the right side only, difficulty breathing?

Pain under rib cage, Vomited twice in two days, lightheaded, can't walk/stand for long time, on the right side only, difficulty breathing?

Get examined ASAP: Your symptoms are concerning. You should see a physician or go to ER or urgent care asap. You may have an abdominal condition such as inflammation of the gall bladder or a pulmonary problem such as pulmonary embolism (blood clot)...or any one of several other conditions. No one can diagnose your condition without examining you...and that includes you. Don't try to self diagnosis...it won't help. ...Read more

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I have RUQ sudden onset stabbing burning pain under rib cage worse when I move or bend since last night, getting worse and now moving into my back?

Go to urgent care: Although doesn't sound serious, but due to intensity, should rule out any significant pathology. A blood test or X-ray may help to make a definitive diagnosis. Feel better:) ...Read more

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My 14 year old son is constantly tired, he has a pale yellow colour to his face and very dark bags under his eyes, pain under rib cage?

My 14 year old son is constantly tired, he has a pale yellow colour to his face and very dark bags under his eyes, pain under rib cage?

Time for consult: This kid needs to see his doc. History, exam & some basic tests should point out the issues involved. This could be something simple or very worrisome. Do it this week. ...Read more

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Having right side flank pain burning stabbing pain under rib cage into back area I have a history of 12 stones n dehydration? Plz help

Having right side flank pain burning stabbing pain under rib cage into back area I have a history of 12 stones n dehydration? Plz help

Here are some. ..: Your personal experience in handling multiple stones should be the invaluable asset for you to decide when, what, and how to take timely action for current ordeal. If current Sx deviates from those in prior stone attack, go to ER to assure no gallbladder or lung issues. If similar and tolerable, you can wait, but if the pain becomes persistent and you feel chill, that is emergency and go to ER. ...Read more