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I'm 23yr female with fam history of cancer and I have a small hard lump with some pain on lower left rib cage that is movable. It goes from on top of rib cage to under bottom of it. Can u please help me?

I'm 23yr female with fam history of cancer and I have a small hard lump with some pain on lower left rib cage that is movable. It goes from on top of rib cage to under bottom of it. Can u please help me?

Sounds Like: it might be an EXOSTOSIS ( small bony lump originating in one of your ribs) HOWEVER the only way to be totally re-assured is to visit your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a "look see" and opinion! Hope this is helpful/Good Luck Dr Z ...Read more

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Pain underneath lower left rib cage and up the left side of back. What can I take for this?

Pain underneath lower left rib cage and up the left side of back. What can I take for this?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the pancreas or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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I have a very sharp pain in lower left rib cage. I can pinpoint the pain. Its been on and off for about a year. hurts very bad when pressing on it?

Rib pain: Any bony pain that has been going on this long deserves an evaluation. You need to talk with your physician, telling him/her how long it has been bothering you and any history associated with it and get appropriate studies to evaluate it. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with pain in my lower left rib cage. Still having pain and it's swollen. What could it be?

Inflammation?: Without any history of resume the only explanation is inflammation . The cartilage under each ribs is easy to make inflamed from a slight pressure like hard wired in a bra . A lot of women ask why now I have been wearing this kind of bra all my life why now . The only explanation is the body part has a limit and this rib reached his limit apply heat and take ibuprofen with each meal for 7 days ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower left rib cage radiating to my left sholder. Also i just had my appendix removed almost 2 weeks ago?

Postoperative Pain: This most likely is secondary to irritation from your recent surgery. What the irritant causing the pain is the question. It could be a number of things ranging from benign to serious. You need to contact your surgeon for evaluation. If you have a fever, shortness of breath or vomiting a trip to the ER is warranted. ...Read more

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I have this pulsating pain on my lower left rib cage think it might just be muscle spasms?

I have this pulsating pain on my lower left rib cage think it might just be muscle spasms?

See your PCP: Regardless the reason, pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP for evaluation or a referral to a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain under my lower left rib cage. It hurts when i breathe, walk, move, or touch it. ?

I have sharp pain under my lower left rib cage. It hurts when i breathe, walk, move, or touch it. ?

Rib cage pain: Carefully have your spleen assessed as well as your costochondral junction. An enlarged spleen can be seen in the setting of mono or other blood dyscrasias. ...Read more

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Having burning pain behind lower front left rib cage when breathing? Just had wisdom teeth removed under general anesthesia...on narcotics and abx now

Having burning pain behind lower front left rib cage when breathing? Just had wisdom teeth removed under general anesthesia...on narcotics and abx now

Pulmonary embolism: there is possibility of having pulmonary embolus after procedure done under GA, especially if you have underlying coagulopathy, history of Blood clots of family history of blood clots or you are taking birth control pills. Other possibility is pleurisy . You should get immediate medical attention, as pulmonary embolus can be very serious ...Read more

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I have pain on my spine are middle of shoulder blades and close to my neck. And when i stretch to my right i feel pain in my back lower left rib cage?

I have pain on my spine are middle of shoulder blades and close to my neck. And when i stretch to my right i feel pain in my back lower left rib cage?

Trigger points: Pain in the midline of the back or around the shoulder blades is usually muscular. Trigger points, fairly specific areas that when pressed reproduce or trigger the pain, are common and muscular. Levator scapula syndrome is a variant near the top of the shoulder blade. Good posture, avoid looking down at computer screens. Try ice/heat, nsaid's, and salonpas hot patches. ...Read more

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4.8 x 1.8 x 2.4 low attenuating lesion on spleen. I do have pain under left lower rib cage. Should I be concerned?

4.8 x 1.8 x 2.4 low attenuating lesion on spleen. I do have pain under left lower rib cage. Should I be concerned?

Confusing : You were told it was a low attenuating lesion? Generally not the term physicians use when telling patients results of CT or MRI scans. Usually the terms used are cysts or lesions or masses. Whether it needs further evaluation or not. More info would be helpful. However lesions of the spleen aren't common and usually are benign. You may want to ask your doctor for more info. ...Read more

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Suffering occasional grabbing pain under lower left side of rib cage, pain killers don't work but hot showers relieve it to a bearable range?

Suffering occasional grabbing pain under lower left side of rib cage, pain  killers don't work but hot showers relieve it to a bearable  range?

Get checked out: Since heat seems to improve your symptoms this may be a muscular issue. There are organs in this area that could also be a cause such as the spleen. I would discuss it with your pcp. ...Read more

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I had a sudden sharp pain under my left lower rib cage & felt quite light headed with racing pulse. It passed after a couple of minutes.

Sounds cardiac: These symptoms could indicate a cardiac cause such as an arrhythmia. Please see your primary care provider for an evaluation and further management. ...Read more