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I have a small bulge on my upper right side under a rib cage. It comes and goes and it is painful to touch. Usually it happens after exercise.

I have a small bulge on my upper right side under a rib cage. It comes and goes and it is painful to touch. Usually it happens after exercise.

Get examined: The best advice I can offer is to get a history and physical examination by a good doctor.

It may be a hernia, the chance of this would increase if you've had an operation in the area. It may even be a normal variation of standard anatomy.

The best way to evaluate it is with a physical examination. Ask the doctor to examine you while you simulate the circumstances of its occurrence. ...Read more

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I have pain on the left side under the rib cage mid torso where the rib curves, when I exercise and breath its like a sharp pain what is causing this?

I have pain on the left side under the rib cage mid torso where the rib curves, when I exercise and breath its like a sharp pain what is causing this?

Needs to be checked: The chest pain on left side the type you describe at your age is usually caused by inflammation in your ribs and joints of the chest wall. Especially when you move the ribs on exercising and breathing. But it can also be caused by Heart problem like Angina or MI. Especially in Diabetics even at age of 23. I suggest you get yourself checked by your Doctor asap or go to ER and get checked. ...Read more

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Pain on left side at bottom of rib cage in e front. Does not get worse with exercise. Pain is intermittent. It is like an ache not a throbbing pai?

Pain on left side at bottom of rib cage in e front. Does not get worse with exercise. Pain is intermittent. It is like an ache not a throbbing pai?

PAIN FROM COLON: This type of pain is most often associated with either increased air in the colon or smooth muscle spasm of the colon, especially if it is intermittent. Supplementing with acidophilus and magnesium aspartate from a professional source may help here. Increase fiber to prevent constipation and promote regular bowel movements as well. Consider an abdominal x-ray to rule out anything more serious. ...Read more

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Pain under left rib cage and blood in stool?

Pain under left rib cage and blood in stool?

See your Doctor: Question is vague. Any change in stool caliber? Any weight loss? You need to have blood work and probably a colonscopy and ct scan thorax. Do you or have you ever smoked? Do you have cough? Of course, these symptoms may be nothing but without knowing you, and you seem concerned, I would advise going to your pcp for evaluatin. Do not worry, but seek help. ...Read more

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Pain under left rib cage feels like a knot. What could this be?

Pain under left rib cage feels like a knot. What could this be?

Muscle?: You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more

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What makes sporadic sharp pain under left rib cage when breathing?

What makes sporadic sharp pain under left rib cage when breathing?

See below: 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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I had a sudden pain under left rib cage when I cough/move. Its my second day of pain. And What could be the cause of it? I hopes its nothing serious.

I had a sudden pain under left rib cage when I cough/move. Its my second day of pain. And What could be the cause of it? I hopes its nothing serious.

Stress fracture: It's very possible you have suffered from a insufficiency fracture of the rib. There are a lot of people who suffer ripped fractures from degrees of severity. Has to take a while to heal and that should return to normal ...Read more

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Left intermittent pain under left rib cage. Sometimes comes when I take deep breath. What is it? Have had for about three weeks...Its a new kind of pain for me. Not sure what it could be.

Left intermittent pain under left rib cage. Sometimes comes when I take deep breath. What is it? Have had for about three weeks...Its a new kind of pain for me. Not sure what it could be.

You: You need to have a complete medical evaluation as it sounds as though your pain has been very persistent. Pain under the left rib cage could represent inflammation of the lining of the lung (pleurisy), infection, kidney issues, or even intestinal or pancreas issues. Please be seen immediately for an evaluation.

If you had worsening pain, fever, cough, vomiting, shortness of breath, or light-headedness, then you would have to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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Quick sharp pain under left rib cage. Is this gas?

Quick sharp pain under left rib cage. Is this gas?

Lots of stuff there: On the left side are the stomach, spleen, diaphragm (muscle for breathing), ribs, a part of the colon (large intestine), the tail end of the pancreas, etc... Pain can be from the ribs and their cartilage, a swollen spleen, stomach acidity/gastritis/reflux, muscle strains in the abdominal muscles or diaphragm, excess stool or gas in the colon, pancreatitis, a cancerous tumor, etc.... ...Read more

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I occasionally have bouts of throbbing/sharp pain under left rib cage, subsiding w/ time. What on earth could this mean? For about 4 years. Serious?

See a physician: Anything that's been going on for that long really should be evaluated by a physician - that is the only way to really assess if it's serious. Diagnostic possibilities include a thoracic radiculopathy, intra-abdominal pathology (i.e. Spleen, kidney), trigger point, etc. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with14cm spleen 7/1/13 I've been having mildly sharp intermittent pain under left rib cage. How do I know when to go toer this can't ruptur!

Enlarged spleen: The spleen normally doesn't hurt when enlarged. A 14 cm spleen doesn't appear to be significantly enlarged if measured by ultrasound. If you have no other symptoms or findings on the diagnostic test, I would not be too worried about it. ...Read more

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Really bad pain under left rib cage and around back, started from a bad cough, has been 4 weeks and not getting any better even though cough stopped,?

Really bad pain under left rib cage and around back, started from a bad cough, has been 4 weeks and not getting any better even though cough stopped,?

Likely muscle: During and after a bad cough you can pull a muscle between your ribs or aggravate an abdominal muscle. If no shortness of breath and no history of blood clots, likely not a blood clot in your lungs. Other causes are pleurisy which is inflamed lining of the lung due to infection and possible swollen spleen from virus. Pleurisy and muscle inflammation improve with Motrin. Rash? Think shingles. ...Read more

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Can burning pain under left rib cage front due constipation?

Can burning pain under left rib cage front due constipation?

Pain rib cage: Usually not. This is a radicular pattern from the back. You need to be examined. They will want to know what brings the pain on. What makes it better? What makes it worse? ...Read more

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I just had a sudden sharp pain under left rib cage, brought me to my knees! Broke out in a sweat & tensed up. Then pain moved to the center.

How many days-pain?: Does the pain come and go or constant, is it gone or still there, how many days you had it. DPossible causes id it go to back. WAs it associated with nausea/vomiting/excessive gas /constipation/diarrhoea. Any fever/chills. Any lightheadedness, sweating etc. Need to r/o gas colic, pancreatitis pain, gastritis pain, spleen related pain, left adrenal gland haemorrhage pain, radiculopathy from nerve compr ...Read more

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Hi, been having a strong pain under left rib cage feels like a cramp or pinch only while doing sit-ups or any ab work out?

Muscle: If your pain is exercise related, especially at your age, you have probably sprained an abdominal muscle. Go easy on the ab exercises until your symptoms improve, and try some oral anti-inflammatory meds. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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My spleen is enlarged and I just started with a cont. Dull pain under left rib cage and abdomen seems bloated when does it become an emergency?

My spleen is enlarged and I just started with a cont. Dull pain under left rib cage and abdomen seems bloated when does it become an emergency?

See below: You report having a cardiac catheterization but did not mention whether or not you have coronary disease. Since this is a new symptom, you may want to have checked out. You can also call/page your primary or whoevever is covering for him or her since they would have access to your entire medical history. ...Read more

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Pain under left rib cage that radiates to the upper back. Feels like its internal. What could this be? Xrays on ribs were normal, blood work on spleen

Pain under left rib cage that radiates to the upper back. Feels like its internal. What could this be? Xrays on ribs were normal, blood work on spleen

Many things radiant.: ..2 the upper back & 2 shoulder region. Sub diaphragm: spleen, stomach, splenic flexure of the colon, or air in the peritoneal cavity. Above the diaphragm: pulmonary, PE, pneumonia of any type. If rib imaging was normal U need a chest x-ray, & a CT of the chest/abdomen/pelvis.

Good luck! ...Read more

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Have a very sharp pain under left rib cage going through to a throbbing back ache?

Chest?: It is difficult to tell what is exactly the problem without knowing what other symptoms you are having. Is there shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, sweating? If so then you need to go to the ed in order to rule out any cardiac issues. Other possibilities are abdominal problems which cover a number of issues. Also muscular and rib inflammation which carries no danger to life. Get checked asap. ...Read more

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Can gas cause chest pain under left rib cage and lower armpit area?

It can: It can, but suggest that you get checked that it it is not heart related. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of constant pain under left rib cage? It feels like trapped gas and like I need to use the bathroom.

How do you get rid of constant pain under left rib cage? It feels like trapped gas and like I need to use the bathroom.

Constipation: If you feel it's intestinal try a bottle of citrate of magnesium. It will clear your bowels of constipation and gas. If you continue with the symptoms after that, get examined. ...Read more

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46 yr old F. have pain under left rib cage& left side. Heavy feeling in lower stomach &pressure on rectum. Believe I have hernia. Can be that or?? TY

46 yr old F. have pain under left rib cage& left side. Heavy feeling in lower stomach &pressure on rectum. Believe I have hernia. Can be that or?? TY

LLQ pain: Many things can cause this, diverticulitis, polyps, constipation, rectal prolapse etc. Would see a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist, sounds like you need a CT and or colonoscopy. This would also rule out the difficult hernias as well as simple ones. ...Read more

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46 yr F. Pain under left rib cage and lower left side. Heaviy feeling in lower stomach, crampy feeling, pressure in rectum. What can be causing this?

46 yr F. Pain under left rib cage and lower left side. Heaviy feeling in lower stomach, crampy feeling, pressure in rectum. What can be causing this?

Sounds complicated: There are many things in the abdomen that could do that. Seems that you need someone to get a comprehensive history and understanding of your symptoms followed by a good exam and maybe labs or even imaging. ...Read more

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Having some pain under left rib cage and under sternum. Dull ache during the day and wakes me at night. Stools/urine are good. Gastritis or other?

Consult: Did you do strenuous activity recently? If yes, it could be muscle related. Is no we would ask further questions see if this is an urgent issue. ...Read more

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Pain in left shoulder blade, fatty stool, pain under left rib cage that goes around to back and pain in back of thighs and have period. Related?

Pain in left shoulder blade, fatty stool, pain under left rib cage that goes around to back and pain in back of thighs and have period. Related?

Stm shldr, thgh pain: May be but more likely2 processes. Shoulder left rib pain could be from stomach, gastritis with or without H pylori, food intolerance (fatty stool) or pancreas which is also associated with fatty stool. Check h pylori and lipase/ amylase. Rarely diverticulitis though usually that is lower abd. Thigh pain could be sequela of abd dysfx or related to period. F/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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I am overweight (have a gut). Female, 19. Sporadic pain under left rib cage, better when I lift my left leg. Left side under ribs sunken in slightly.

I am overweight (have a gut). Female, 19. Sporadic pain under left rib cage, better when I lift my left leg. Left side under ribs sunken in slightly.

Go HF/veg+LC for Wt: For body fat, study Big Fat Lies, Mc'Goven's Report, Mary Ening, DietDoctor. Com, NUSI. Org, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, eatingacademy. Com, glycemic index & glycemic load. Go Hi-Fat, above ground veggies (not corn) & very low carb (including low fruit - small berries lowest glycemic index). Your other concerns would require a lot more information to guess at reasonable basis/guidance/advice. ...Read more

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Blue bruise marks on lips. Pain under left rib cage which is sometimes constant with small nodule lump. Tired and lathargic all the time doctor say ibs?

Blue bruise marks on lips. Pain under left rib cage which is sometimes constant with small nodule lump. Tired and lathargic all the time doctor say ibs?

Complete exam: These symptoms could be related to a much more serious condition like cardiac, vascular or malignancy (cancer). Start with the cardiologist, lab tests, chest xray, ekg, stress test and proceed from there. Now! ...Read more