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Pain In Middle Of Rib Cage
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
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
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
Sharp pain that stays in my middle rib cage on the left side, what can be causing this and how can this be treated?
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?
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
I have a mild dull pain in the middle of my right rib cage. It feels muscular and pressing on the areas sharpens the pain a bit. What could it be?
Chest wall pain: Is usually not worrisome. Try pain relievers. ...Read more
Hello doctor, I am feeling pain in middle of stomach and under rib cage, when I don't feel pain here I feel pain in left side just beside belly button?
Pain: See your doctor and get your self tested for H pylori stomach infection. ...Read more
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
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
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
What can chest pain at bottom of left side to middle of rib cage with stomic tightining history of alcers and acid reflux?
Coule be a recurrent: Ulcer - see yoru family doctor or gastroenterologist. ...Read more
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
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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