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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
I'm afraid I may have a strange tumor or something. Pain under rib cage, right side. Bloated and constipated all the time?
Epigastric hernia.: Have it checked to make sure that it is not incarcerated as soon as possible. ...Read more
Seek medical help: It can be your GallBladder/liver/pancreas/ rt colon.......delay may be dangerous. ...Read more
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
Severe pain under rib cage on both sides, gradually getting worse. Had bloodwork done on liver and gallbladder. But came back fine?
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?
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
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
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
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
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