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Hello, 7months i've had a soft bulge under my lower left rib, some pain when pressing & there is like a popping sensation (like a jar lid) any idea?

Hello, 7months i've had a soft bulge under my lower left rib, some pain when pressing & there is like a popping sensation (like a jar lid) any idea?

Needs to be checked: We can not tell you what it could be without examination.It may be a cyst,a hematoma,a tumor.I suggest you have it checked by your GP,as it is of concern to you ...Read more

Dr. Imad Khreim
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Chest Wall Pain (Definition)

Chest wall pain is a type of non-cardiac pain that usually describes pain that is reproducible by palpation. It can be costochondritis, muscle pain or potentially pleurisy (which ...Read more


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I am having left lower rib pain last two days.my doctor prescribed meloxicam to take.still paining.can I take pain killer along with this tablet?

I am having  left lower rib pain last two days.my doctor prescribed meloxicam to take.still paining.can I take pain killer along with this tablet?

Musculoskeletal pain: Yes you should be able absent a specific contraindication be able to take an additional analgesic assuming the diagnosis is based on an adequate examination;try paracetamol/acetaminophen ...Read more

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Headaches lower back pain left rib pain feel bloated and super full but am not what's going on ? :(

Back Pain: The pains you're describing may be related to your kidneys. I think you should have this checked out with your primary care doctor. They can get some simple tests to figure out what is going on and make sure it is nothing dangerous or that needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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Have left lower rib pain radiating around to back X6 months. Negative CT abdomen, neg U/S abdomen, net rib X-rays. Pain worse after meals. poss cause?

Sounds like: you covered all the bases. Less common causes include such things as pulmonary embolism, pleurisy, shingles, occult hernia, etc. Consult with a surgeon to make sure that there are no anatomic causes of your symptosm. ...Read more

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I have pain around the area of lower left rib cage, radiating pain, diffused. At the same time and side, left dull shoulder & neck pain. What is it?

Many causes: There are numerous causes of left shoulder arm chest neck pain in the most serious one can be heart attack in older patients , or it could be a simple sprain or overuse syndrome or inflammation of the ribs or muscles of the chest, simple viral infections can cause diffuse muscle pain and aches.In a young person like yourself most likely it is activity related based on over use of some kind, . ...Read more

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24f sharp lower left side pain between ribs and hip! constant!?

Get a physical!: New onset sharp left sided abdominal pain can have many etiologies. Without a physician history and examination, it is hard to guess the cause. Musculoskeletal pains, constipation, kidney infection, enlarged spleen, diverticulitis among possibilities.... ...Read more

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Suffering occasional grabbing pain under lower left side of rib cage, pain killers don't work but hot showers relieve it to a bearable range?

Suffering occasional grabbing pain under lower left side of rib cage, pain  killers don't work but hot showers relieve it to a bearable  range?

Get checked out: Since heat seems to improve your symptoms this may be a muscular issue. There are organs in this area that could also be a cause such as the spleen. I would discuss it with your pcp. ...Read more

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What can a swollen lower left rib and left side pain be from?

What can a swollen lower left rib and left side pain be from?

Osteochodritis: What oteochondritis it inflemation of the junction between the rib and the sternum, if this condition get to chronic , start to form inflamation tissue around it and get bigger. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with pain in my lower left rib cage. Still having pain and it's swollen. What could it be?

Inflammation?: Without any history of resume the only explanation is inflammation . The cartilage under each ribs is easy to make inflamed from a slight pressure like hard wired in a bra . A lot of women ask why now I have been wearing this kind of bra all my life why now . The only explanation is the body part has a limit and this rib reached his limit apply heat and take ibuprofen with each meal for 7 days ...Read more

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What is lower left breast area, rib cage pain?

Rib cage: Rib cage pain is usually produced by some. Blunt trauma producing rib fracture or tearing of the intercostal muscles between the ribs. Or can be secondary to a temporary inflammatory process involving the cartilaginous tissue which connects our ribs to the sternum. Because there are other causes one would be wise to be evaluated if the pain is increasing,occurs at night or lasts for more than a ...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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My boyfriend has lower back rib pain on the left side. What could cause that?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more


Side Pain (Definition)

Side pain = pain / discomfort of the torso ...Read more