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Left Upper Quadrant Pain Under Rib Cage
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
Twinges: Need more clarity. A twinge may be a muscle pull, gas, pulmonary, or cardiac origin. ...Read more
If splenomegali-Yes: If no splenomegaly can be due to overexertion. ...Read more
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
Left side pain under rib cage age 20 female gets worse when coughing should I take 2nd doses of antibiotics or go be seen?
Best = Dx: U need 2 c ur pcp or internist & get a firm dx, then u can discus rx. ...Read more
Severe pain under rib cage on left side. Sometimes dull then sharp shooting pain difficult to breathe what could it be?
Pain: Sounds like intercostal pain but needs to be seen by a doctor for accurate diagnosis There are other possible diagnoses. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
Dull pain: Location under rib cage could be spleen, liver, gallbladder, gas, strain, among others. ...Read more
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
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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