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Have pain in middle of rib cage when i press down. Pain extends to under right rib cage but not left. Chronic constipation and lately loud growling ?

Have pain in middle of rib cage when i press down. Pain extends to under right rib cage but not left. Chronic constipation and lately loud growling ?

The splenic flexure-: -of the colon is on the left side under the ri the cage. The noise U hear is air passing your constipated stool & is normal. When your push on the mid or left side you are purchasing stool & air along, and this dilates the colon & that dilates the bowel wzll & this is very sensitive to pressure, so you feel pain, also a deep breath does the same thing. Add fiber & drink lots of water. This helps. ...Read more

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Severe stomach pain in middle where rib cage splits, hurts most when lying down, headache, nausea, pain in back....feels like burning, squeezing?

Severe stomach pain in middle where rib cage splits, hurts most when lying down, headache, nausea, pain in back....feels like burning, squeezing?

Uncertain: No obvious diagnosis, but it sounds like it would be a good idea to go see your primary care provider. The urgency of the visit depends on duration and severity of symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are causes of whites of eyes being yellow, yellow stools with mucus, pain in middle of right rib cage occasionally?

Possible jaundice: If both your sclera (white part if eyes) is yellow, that can be due to jaundice which has to do with your liver...You should see a family doctor to have some blood work and check your liver enzymes. ...Read more

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Sharp pain that stays in my middle rib cage on the left side, what can be causing this and how can this be treated?

Sharp pain that stays in my middle rib cage on the left side, what can be causing this and how can this be treated?

Monitor: This can be rib joint irritation, muscle spasm, fluid in lung, esophageal pain, stomach pain, and also includes heart problems. I would consider rest, heat, anti inflammatories, and monitor. If symptoms don't improve in 1-2 weeks, see your pcp for eval. ...Read more

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I've had a sharp stabbing pain right in the middle of my rib cage and this isn't the first time should I be worried because i'm only 16?

Probably not a worry: Brief, non-exertional chest pain is a very commen symptom in teens. It is rarely related to the heart, despite its location. ...Read more

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At the start of the week i had a dull pain in the middle of my right rib cage and now it's severe . I might have fell over drunk?

At  the start of the week i had a dull pain in the middle of my right rib cage  and now it's severe . I might have fell over drunk?

?broken rib: If you are lucky..If it hurts to push directly on a rib that is most likely diagnosis. Much more serious is what could have happened if so drunk you don't remember falling. A wake up call? ...Read more

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Pain in middle of stomach and under rib cage?

Pain in middle of stomach and under rib cage?

GERD,ULCer & more.: These r a few common causes, also gastritis, esophageal diverticulum. U need 2 b cn buy a gastroenterologist . 2 avoid serious complications. Get in 4 an evaluation ...Read more

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How do I remove this lump in middle of rib cage?

See a physician: You should have this evaluated to decide if an excisional biopsy is needed. ...Read more

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Is lump in middle of rib cage a bone?

Is lump in middle of rib cage a bone?

Yes : You are probably referring to the zip hood process, which is a bony pronence that projects off the inferior aspect of the sternum. It can be quite prominent in slender people . Thank you. ...Read more

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Lump in the middle of rib cage. Can move it around. Hurts slightly. What could this be? Cancerous?

Lump in the middle of rib cage. Can move it around. Hurts slightly. What could this be? Cancerous?

Possibly: Recommend follow up with your primary care MD. May be nothing. Your past medical history is important in this setting. ...Read more

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Is bump in middle of rib cage on belly just a bone?

Is bump in middle of rib cage on belly just a bone?

No: The usual cause of superficial lump is lypoma, bony growth or neuroma. A lypoma is usually painless, freely mobile, and remains stable over time. Bone spur is hard, fixed and tender on palpation. Neuroma may or may not painful but usually fixed. Just monitor for changes in size, superficial ulceration, changes in color and if any suspicious change talk to your PCP. ...Read more

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I have really bad pain in my stomach all day long it shoots up the middle of rib cage and then back down all day ! this pain is none stop pain that just continues all day , I have no insurance and do not know what to do !

I have really bad pain in my stomach all day long it shoots up the middle of rib cage and then back down all day ! this pain is none stop pain that just continues all day , I have no insurance and do not know what to do !

I : I strongly suggest you get yourself to the closest emergency room right away. I don't know anything about your health history, but the symptoms you describe, and the intensity with which you describe them need to be addressed. An emergency room will not turn you away for not having insurance. I would go as soon as you read this. ...Read more

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Having severe pain in my abdomen right below middle of rib cage! i don't have a gall bladder it was removed in 2005 what could it be!

Having severe pain in my abdomen right below middle of rib cage! i don't have a gall bladder it was removed in 2005 what could it be!

What else is happeni: What did you just eat? Have you had anything like this before? What did you do before that time? Are your bowels or bladder having trouble? Any blood in urine? Do you feel nauseous? If you are having trouble, you cannot wait, go to the hospital. Rarely after gall bladder surgery, the pancreas can have problems. It does not sound like a kidney stone. ...Read more

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I have a firm lump in middle of rib cage above belly and below chest and its become itchy on outside what could this be?

I have a firm lump in middle of rib cage above belly and below chest and its become itchy on outside what could this be?

Xyphoid bone: The location you describe is at the end of your sternum. Occasionally the xyphoid, (small bone/cartilage) at the end of sternum will dislocate and form a bump/lump. It is benign condition. A lateral chest x-ray should be able to show this condition. Okay to ask your doc at next visit. ...Read more

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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