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Constipated badly last 6 mths. Lost about 10lbs in weight without trying in last 6 months. Had colonoscopy last year. All ok. Pressure under left rib ?

Constipated badly last 6 mths. Lost about 10lbs in weight without trying in last 6 months. Had colonoscopy last year. All ok. Pressure under left rib ?

Difficult to know: Your constipation & weight loss might not be related. Your colonoscopy that is done to screen for colon cancer is reassuring. Your constipation could be due to low fiber/fluid intake or drug side effects. It’s also unusual to lose weight without trying unless you are not eating much or have a bad appetite because of the constipation. Pressure under rib could be a muscle spasm or something serious. ...Read more

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Causes of constant pressure under left rib and swelling after eating. Discomfort increases after i eat a meal?

Causes of constant pressure under left rib and swelling after eating. Discomfort increases after i eat a meal?

Abd symptoms: You will need work up done to determine the cause of your problem. It could be pancreas, stomach, guts. Unfortunately, based on the paucity of the information provided, it's impossible to suggest any disease from the description. ...Read more

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Hi,20y student,have been skipping 2meals a day,had exessive stomach rumbles at night in result,weight loss,Insomnia,anxiety,pressure in left rib.wtodo?

Hi,20y student,have been skipping 2meals a day,had exessive stomach rumbles at night in result,weight loss,Insomnia,anxiety,pressure in left rib.wtodo?

Can't say for sure: ...but for starters it may be worthwhile eating once again healthy and regular meals as well as reducing stressors. Please discuss the differential diagnosis here with your physician, and pursue work-up and treatment as appropriate. ...Read more

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My 17 y/o symptoms constipation long narrow stools light brown trouble burping pressure below left rib cage no pain. Is this colon cancer/splenomegaly?

My 17 y/o symptoms constipation long narrow stools light brown trouble burping pressure below left rib cage no pain. Is this colon cancer/splenomegaly?

Get him SEEN!: I believe that this at least the fourth time you have asked this question. Please forgive my frankness and impatience. You need to stop asking the health care team, who cannot answer this, and do right by your son. To continue to write us when your boy needs to see a physician in real life is to do a disservice to him, to us, and to yourself. ...Read more

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Pressure left side of ribs also pressure under chest?

Pressure left side of ribs also pressure under chest?

Get checked out: The greatest concern is the possibility of a heart condition. This could be a musculoskeletal problem, but better to be safe than sorry. Discuss with your physician or go to the er. ...Read more

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I have been having a lot of pressure in my left rib cage area for over two weeks. I feel it the most when I'm laying down. Any idea what it could be?

I have been having a lot of pressure in my left rib cage area for over two weeks. I feel it the most when I'm laying down. Any idea what it could be?

Multiple things: A portion of the lung, the pancreas, the small and large bowel are all located deep to the ribs on the left side. If you are having trouble, consider being seen. ...Read more