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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