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Can you have microcolitis & gall bladder at the same time? First prob is gone but have swelling under right rib cage and extreme pain between ribs

Can you have microcolitis & gall bladder at the same time?  First prob is gone but have swelling under right rib cage and extreme pain between ribs

See your doctor: Right upper quadrant abdominal pain may be a sign of gallbladder disease, but can also reflect other problems as well, such as liver disease, ulcer of the stomach or small intestine, musculoskeletal issues, etc. See your doctor for history and physical exam, and perhaps ultrasound of the abdomen to assist in diagnoses. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I have a swelling on right side under the rib cage, and occasional pain?

I have a swelling on right side under the rib cage, and occasional pain?

Hmmm: Depends where the swelling is located, the time to onset, the size, severity and duration of the pain. A good start to figure this out would be to see your doctor, and possibly get a chest x-ray if the cause isn't readily apparent. ...Read more

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On my left side starting under my rib cage I have pain and swelling that goes to my back, what could it be?

On my left side starting under my rib cage I have pain and swelling that goes to my back, what could it be?

See below: It could be any of several things. You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Swelling and constant pain just beneath my right rib cage close to the middle of my body?

Swelling and constant pain just beneath my right rib cage close to the middle of my body?

Unclear: If you have had recent trauma, cracked ribs can be diagnosed on ct scan and often times on x-ray also. If you are having pain under the right rib cage, it may be your gallbladder or liver. See a physician if your pain is persistent/severe. ...Read more

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21 year old who when she sits back in a chair feels like her ribs is sticking out. Slight discomfort and pain and slight swelling below right rib cage?

21 year old who when she sits back in a chair feels like her ribs is sticking out. Slight discomfort and pain and slight swelling below right rib cage?

Need to be checked: She needs to be examined to find out if there is anything wrong with her. So take her to her doctor and get it checked. ...Read more

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Gall bladder removed June 2014. Most every day my right rib cage area pain is debilitating and swelling is immense passes by morning repeats daily?

Gall bladder removed June 2014. Most every day my right rib cage area pain is debilitating and swelling is immense passes by morning repeats daily?

Time for a CT scan: Some people can have scar tissue develop to the abdominal wall/rib area. This is fixable. A CT scan with IV contrast should be acquired to make sure it isn't something else such as injury to the right hepatic artery or duct system. If there is a structure of the bile duct, it can give you pain with normal labs. ...Read more

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21 year old daughter with shoulder pain and neck pain and her right ribs slightly sticking out with a slight swelling just below her right rib cage. ?

21 year old daughter with shoulder pain and neck pain  and her right ribs slightly sticking out with a slight swelling just below her right rib cage. ?

Related symptoms?: It's hard to know if these symptoms are related or not. Be sure that she has a thorough physical exam, and that a good history of the problem is taken by a doctor. It sounds like some imaging such an x-ray, ultrasound, ct scan, or MRI may be in order to get a better view and definition on things. ...Read more

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