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Pain beneath the rib cage immediately after eating? And less painful when drinking a little? What it could be?

Pain beneath the rib cage immediately after eating? And less painful when drinking a little? What it could be?

Some possibilities..: Under the right rib cage are the liver, gall bladder, first part of the small intestine, the muscles between ribs, the diaphragm, etc... On the left side are the stomach, spleen, diaphragm (muscle for breathing), a part of the colon (large intestine), the tail end of the pancreas, etc... A doctor can evaluate to look for gallstones, acid reflux, pancreatitis, and other possible causes. ...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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Spasm under left rib cage?

Spasm under left rib cage?

Yes: That can happen. The diaphragm is the muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen. The muscle can spasm and cause pain that is sometimes hard to diagnose. Breathing and stretching exercises can help. ...Read more

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Pain in the lower rib cage area?

Pain in the lower rib cage area?

Several causes: In young persons, lower thoracic pain could be due to local trauma (bruise), pain associated with a virus (if the child has a fever), pleurisy (inflammation of the lung's lining), bronchitis, pneumonia or some other cause. If the pain continues, or if there is fever, see the doctor. ...Read more

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Got pain lower part of rib cage?

Got pain lower part of rib cage?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities, I would not hesitate to be seen. Potential causes can include pain at the rib bone/ cartilage junction (costochondritis), a thoracic radiculopathy, pleurisy, or from an organ just under the rib such as the liver, lung, gall bladder, stomach, etc. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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What causes the rib cage to grow?

What causes the rib cage to grow?

Contents within: The chest grows at a programmed rate from birth 2 accommodate the organs within. ...Read more

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What can cause pain below rib cage?

What can cause pain below rib cage?

There's so much--: -B low the rib cage U have a whole book written on each organ. Needs a little more specificity. A few things that R B low Rlisted. Kidneys, liver, spleen, stomach, small bowel, aorta, vena cava, colon.....list of just 1 of these has many possible causes. B more clear on where the pain is. Just under, R or L & describe the pain. Cramping, after meals, . .. ...Read more

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Is a deformed rib cage correctible?

Yes, surgically: Surgical correction is possible depending on the extent. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of the rib cage?

What is the purpose of the rib cage?

Multiple: The rib cages protects your heart and lungs from blunt trauma that otherwise might injure them. It maintains the size of the lung cavity and provides sites of orgin and insertion for a variety of muscles that assist with your breathing. ...Read more

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Do you have fat under your rib cage?

Do you have fat under your rib cage?

Not typically: If you mean deep to the rib cage, then the answer is typically no. The structure underneath the ribs is the pulmonary cavity which contains the lungs. There is not normally fat in the pulmonary cavity. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What origin is under right rib cage?

What origin is under right 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

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Pain left upper side next to rib cage?

Pain left upper side next to rib cage?

Several things: Are possible including muscle/ligament strain, infection, inflammation of the lining of the lung. If lower down on the side, then could also be related to the digestive system or spleen. A physician can help after a more thorough discussion about timing, severity, exacerbating factors and about your medical history. ...Read more

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What does having a large rib cage mean?

What does having a large rib cage mean?

Usually nothing un-: -less you suffer from chronic lung disease. Check your family history & see if it runs in your family. If no respiratory symptoms, may be genetics. If symptomatic get in touch with a pulmonolgist (sp). Cheaper way is to see your PCP for evaluation & get referrals if needed. ...Read more

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I have pulling pain under right rib cage?

Varies: Multiple potential causes, from superficial causes such as a pulled muscle, costochondritis, etc. Or a deeper cause which can include problems with the liver, lung, or fall bladder. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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What is under your rib cage of your right?

What is under your rib cage of your right?

The Liver: The body of the liver is being the right ribs. Also in the area is the right kidney, adrenal gland, and part of the colon. The gall bladder is found associated with the liver as well. ...Read more

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What could be causing pain in my rib cage?

Pain: Many things. Among them, your rib could be broken. You could have an infection. The pain could come from something other than your rib. Cancer might do it. Pain from the lung, heart, sternum, liver, spleen, diaphragm... Maybe a more specific question could be better answered here. ...Read more