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Dr. Daniel Para
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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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Dr. Susan Arnoult
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I just had my gallbladder removed 2 days ago. I have swelling under my right rib cage & severe pain. The pain meds only work for 2 hrs. IS this normal?

I just had my gallbladder removed 2 days ago. I have swelling under my right rib cage & severe pain. The pain meds only work for 2 hrs. IS this normal?

Severe pain?: When you have abdominal surgery air gets trapped in the abdominal cavity and can cause sharp pains. If you have severe pain, especially with any kind of fever, nausea or vomiting, you need to call your surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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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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Dr. Peter Ihle
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What could be causing swelling under the right rib cage?

What could be causing swelling under the right rib cage?

Under the R rib cage: includes your spleen & the splenic flexural of the colon as well as the pancreas. Repeated infections can cause splenic enlargement, & can also be the source of repeated infections. See your PCP 4 eval & referrals if needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
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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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Dr. Edward Hellman
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I have a swelling under my right rib cage after meal.

I have a swelling under my right rib cage after meal.

Gallbladder: There are a number of potential causes and I would not hesitate to be seen. Having a problem with the gallbladder is one cause; which is located in the right upper quadrant and is often aggravated by eating greasy foods. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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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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