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I have enlarged lymph nodes in neck and fatigue. I also have occasional pain under right rib cage and have been experiencing more acne.

I have enlarged lymph nodes in neck and fatigue. I also have occasional pain under right rib cage and have been experiencing more acne.

Mono-like: Sounds like a mononucleosis-like syndrome, which can have many causes, from epstein-barr virus. Cmv, toxoplasmosis, HIV and so on and so on. Go see a pcp and be thoroughly evaluated. This cannot be diagnosed over the internet. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...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 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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What could be causing pain in my rib cage?

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

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I have a pain in between the v in my rib cage?

I have a pain in between the v in my rib cage?

GB, ulcer, GERD?: Gb attacks usually follow a fatty meal. Gerd, esophagitis, gastritis & ulcers r also culprits 4 these symptoms. Get in 2 c a GI specialist 4 eval & possibly some testing. ...Read more

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What is causing my rib cage to feel like it was crushed?

What is causing my rib cage to feel like it was crushed?

Crushed??: If this means difficulty expanding and chest tightness, then a lot of things can do it including asthma, copd, cough leading to chest muscle pains, dyspnea, restrictive lung disease. And I can go on and on... Idea is to see a pulmonary specialist and get a work up done. ...Read more

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What causes inflammation of the rib cage?

What causes inflammation of the rib cage?

Activity: Known as costochondritis. Can come on with increased activity. Some people prone. Don't think there is anything to do to prevent. ...Read more

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What is lump over right rib cage?

Depends: Without being able to see/examine the lump, of course, we can't make any kind of diagnosis. One very commonly seen lump in the body is a lipoma, which is a benign fatty lesion. If there is pain or discoloration or discharge or redness or any other concerning finding associated with the lump, please see a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can scoliosis cause rib cage pain?

Scoliosis: Yes scoliosis can cause rib pain. See an orthopedist if you are in pain. ...Read more

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Pain in rib cage common with lupus?

Pain in rib cage common with lupus?

Sort of: The rib cage itself is not involved in lupus. However, pleurisy can cause chest pain that can be mistaken for rib cage pain. ...Read more

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Sharp pain left side lower rib cage?

Need tests to treat: If pain is sharp, need to find thecause by exam and tests to find the cause, please see your doctor, or go to nearest er. ...Read more

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Why is the top of my rib cage tender?

Why is the top of my rib cage tender?

Rib cage pain: Consider costochondritis, sprain, strain, bone contusion as most likely cause. Other causes include cardiac or referred neurogenic pain. ...Read more

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How to treat trapped wind in rib cage?

How to treat trapped wind in rib cage?

Pneumothorax?: Depends on the size & cause. If due 2 major chest trauma they many times use a chest tube. If spontaneous & small it may just B followed by serial chest x-rays, & if getting larger a chest tube is possible. Some may give an aspiration a go. Then if persists then a chest tube. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a flared rib cage?

How can I get rid of a flared rib cage?

Talk to surgeon: If you mean that it protrudes out, then I suppose there might be thoracic surgeons who could address that problem. However, you'd want to thoroughly discuss the risks versus the benefits, and the reasons you want to undergo such a procedure. ...Read more

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A lump on my left side beneath my rib cage?

A lump on my left side beneath my rib cage?

Let us see: Is this lump attached to skin? This is not a good sign.
Is this lump painful? Is there is any recent trauma to the area? Are this lump warm and the skin over it? If the answer to all the questions no? Most likely is benign lump. Check with your doc? ...Read more

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Why do I feel a strong pulse below rib cage?

Why do I feel a strong pulse below rib cage?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain below rib cage lower left back?

Stabbing pain below rib cage lower left back?

Kidney: There are several diseases that can cause pain in this area. Kidney stones are the first thing that came to mind when I read your question but infection (like shingles) broken rib and mush more need to be considered. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Bubble under rib cage, should I be concerned?

Bubble under rib cage, should I be concerned?

Take simethecone OTC: Try simethecone- e.g., Mylicon or Gas EX.
If symptoms are not improving, you should consult your local physician, as there are many things that could cause this symptom ...Read more

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Can a hernia be located in the rib cage area?

Can a hernia be located in the rib cage area?

No, not likely: Unless you had previously had major trauma in the area causing fractures or if you had prior surgery in the area, otherwise hernias do not form in that area. A physical exam with a doctor would identify a hernia if present. ...Read more

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Chest pain centre of rib cage and under ribs?

Chest pain centre of rib cage and under ribs?

More info: Need to know how long, is it better or worse with food/activity/other, are there other associated symptoms, does pain radiate up/down/left/right/through the middle. There are some dangerous causes so if symptoms worsen change or fail to improve you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Pain left rib cage goes around to the mid back?

Could be rib problem: I see this problem very commonly in my osteopathic manipulative medicine practice. Ribs normally move up & down with respiration & are quite flexible. Sometimes, the rib gets 'stuck' losing both its ability to move & its flexibility. Some serious health problems can cause this, but usually it is just a tight muscle or ligament & can be easily fixed with osteopathic manipulation. ...Read more

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What is the ball I feel under my left rib cage?

What is the ball I feel under my left rib cage?

Difficult to say!: You should see your pcp as you need to be examined and the 'ball' needs to felt and seen.
It could be a cyst from skin contents, a fatty tumor, cyst from the joints of the ribs, or be an enlarged organ from the abdomen.
Depending on the exam and your history, testing will be organized to determine the cause for it and treatment decided and implemented. ...Read more

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What body organ is on left side under rib cage?

What body organ is on left side under rib cage?

See below: Spleen, stomach, bowel, pancreas, rib are a few organs of concern. A thorough history and physical examination of your condition by a medical physician would be helpful good luck thank you. ...Read more

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Something feels swollen under my right rib cage?

Something feels swollen under my right rib cage?

Anatomy: That is your liver. Please go to the doctor to get a thorough 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 there a good way to get rid of wide rib cage?

No real way: There really isn't a way that I know of to do this. And probably wouldn't be a good idea anyhow. ...Read more

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Could having a baby cause my rib cage to protrude?

Yes: Late in pregnancy your can get the abdominal enlargement which makes your lower ribs protrude. ...Read more

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Could a pain in the rib cage be a symptom of lupus?

Could a pain in the rib cage be a symptom of lupus?

Possibly: Pleurisy or pain on inspiration is a common symptom of lupus. Chest wall tenderness is unlikely to be related. ...Read more