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Organs Under The Left Rib Cage
Liver: There are several including the liver, gallbladder, the lower portion of the right lobe of your lung, and the upper right portion of your small and large intestine. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Anatomy: The only organs in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen is the liver and gall bladder. ...Read more
Akward feeling of pressure under right rib cage. No pain just pressure. Feels like pressing against other organs. What could this be? Help!
What organs is rite under and beside the right rib cage on lower part I am having sharp pain there?
See picture here: On the upper right side of your belly is the liver, one of the largest organs. Sitting below it is the gallbladder, but this is a tiny little sac. Lower r quadrant/area could be the appendix. Being a female, you also have the right ovary and fallopian tube as well. The uterus and bladder are in lower-middle area, but can cause pain in r side too. Consult doc if pain getting worse. Good luck. ...Read more
Ribs: ribs not only protect the heart and lungs but they're needed to create a rigid walled space so that movement of the diaphragm can cause the lungs to fill with air rather than just letting the chest collapse with no air entering the lungs. Plus you can live longer without belly organs than you can without chest organs. ...Read more
Probable neuritis: Subtle burning under the left rib cage may be due to intercostal neuritis, which is inflammation of the nerve that runs under the rib. It could also be due to a muscle strain, or could possibly be referred from elsewhere. If the pain has only been there a short time, i would take over-the-counter analgesics and see if goes away on its own. Otherwise i would have it checked out. ...Read more
Lung: The lung is immediately under the rib cage. ...Read more
Lipoma: Often times these are lipomas, which are simply benign masses of fatty tissue. Very rarely do these cause any problems - in rare cases, there may be persistent surrounding inflammation which leads a patient to ask for removal of the lipoma. As with any lesion, if there is significant increase in size, or significant pain, redness, discoloration, or any other concerning sign, do see a physician. ...Read more
Doubt ischemic pain: Ischemia is the result of a lack of oxygen, usually due to poor blood flow. Given your age and location, pain in the left rib cage is unlikely to be ischemic in nature. Even though cardiac ischemia (angina) can give you pain in this area, again at your age, this is unlikely. Musculoskeletal strain or less likely internal pain from ulcer disease, pancreatitis, pneumonia can be considered. ...Read more
Uncomfort under the left rib cage, not necessarily pain, feel like I look uneven when I look in the mirror, like the left side is swollen?
More description pls: It is unclear to us what the exact issues are. If something hurts and it is swollen, then please see your primary care doctor. ...Read more
There is a small, moveable lump under/on my bottom right rib cage. I also feel something similar under the left rib cage. Could these be lymph nodes?
Floating ribs : The last 2 ribs are called floating ribs; they originate from the thoracic spine, but do not attach to the sternum/rib cage as the 10 other ribs above them do. Since one end of these ribs is "floating" and not attached to any other bone or cartilage, they may be felt a moveable lumps underneath the rib cage. ...Read more
Im having fluttering/poking sensations near my belly button under the left rib cage. Do you know the possible cause of this?
Various: Such fluttering feelings in the left upper abdomen or lower chest area could be due to irritable muscles or superficial nerves. Gas pains could be fleeting but are usually sharp. In the absence of any other symptoms like pain, tenderness, nausea, etc, i doubt any serious problem is present. See your physician if symptoms worsen. ...Read more
What is located under the left rib cage and above the hip? There is a constant throbbing pain and it will swell up then go back down.
Lots: Included in the area u stated there the spleen splenic flexure of the colon and the entire descending colon. There is also small bowel in the next layer and then kidneys tho they r extra peritoneal.U need 2 b evaluated and get a definative DX from ur pcp or internist. There r a number of problems that effect each of these organs. Get in 2 c waht it could b, . ...Read more
I have pain under the left rib cage and it sticks around for 1-2 days. The first day is very intense with vomit. It occurs while moving in my seat.
Evaluation: You need evaluation by your doctor to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
Constipated and full, chills like fever, pain under the left rib cage for a month now. Very unwell. Which exam to check pliz. Xray good, ECG good. Thx?
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