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What would cause a knot under my rib cage that's tender to touch?

What would cause a knot under my rib cage that's tender to touch?

Depends: If in the center of ur abdomen just below the rib cage ; u r thin u may be feeling ur duodenum spasm due 2 ulcers or ur pyloric area of stomach. 2 the r is the liver ; 2 the left is the spleen that's the best i can do. My advice is c ur pcp ; have a hands on diagnosis made. ...Read more

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I have had pain on my right side above the hip below the rib cage. a tender spot in the muscle about the size of my thumb. since wednesday?

I have had pain on my right side above the hip below the rib cage. a tender spot in the muscle about the size of my thumb. since wednesday?

Pulled muscle: you could have pulled a muscle. When you discuss this with your physician to ask about issues like the intestine, gallbladder, the kidney as other possibilities. But if it's right on the surface I suspect it's the muscle ...Read more

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Feeling of fullness under right rib cage and tenderness when pressing on right side below sternum I have a sensation of fullness under the right ribcage and tenderness when i press on the center-to-right part of my abdomen under my sternum. This tendernes

Feeling of fullness under right rib cage and tenderness when pressing on right side below sternum I have a sensation of fullness under the right ribcage and tenderness when i press on the center-to-right part of my abdomen under my sternum. This tendernes

Hello. : Hello. I will try to be as helpful as i can but i can’t diagnose your symptoms. We can go through possible symptoms of problems with the gallbladder or pancreas. Cholecystitis begins as intermittent pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. Overtime the pain worsens and becomes constant. The pain can also be referred to the shoulder blade in the back. It usually increases after eating fatty or greasy foods. Other symptoms can include a mild fever, tenderness or enlargement of the gallbladder, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting. Gall stones may cause no symptoms in some people. It can cause cramping pain in the right upper abdominal quadrant and in the upper abdominal midline if a large gallstone obstructs the common bile duct or the cystic duct. This pain can become constant and can also be referred to just below the shoulder blade. This can be accompanied by a fever, nausea, vomiting, light or clay colored feces, and yellow color of the eyes or skin. There are many different types of diseases of the liver. These can include: hepatitis, too much iron or too much copper deposited in the liver, fatty liver disease and viruses just to skim the surface. Acute pancreatitis can cause upper abdominal pain that radiates to the back and worsens after eating fatty foods. It can be associated with nausea, vomiting, fever and abdominal tenderness and swelling. Chronic pancreatitis has similar symptoms and can be accompanied by weight loss and extremely severe pain. I have only touched the tip of the ice berg. Gastroenterologists are experts in this area and the best place to fine tune this type of diagnosis. ...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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Increased pain above left hip just under rib cage,very very tender to touch what could it be?

Increased pain above left hip just under rib cage,very very tender to touch what could it be?

Colon: LUQ are is what you are describing,the colon is the main organ there,of course there is the spleen, as well.the colon could be in spasm or you might be having diverticulosis, or constipation .use heat pad,eat light food,avoid red meat,nuts and seeds,and greasy food,regulate your bowel,no improvement see a doctor ...Read more

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I am having severe pain between the rib cage, right bellow the rib cage. Tender to touch and feels, "swollen." The pain radiates into my ULQ. ?

I am having severe pain between the rib cage, right bellow the rib cage.  Tender to touch and feels, "swollen."  The pain radiates into my ULQ.  ?

Orthopaedic care: These complaints are concerning for infection or neoplasia. I would recommend seeing your family doctor for imaging studies. ...Read more

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Tender on right side when dr presses down under rib cage, tender on left side when dr press down . What could this tenderness be?

Tender on right side when dr presses down under rib cage,  tender on left side when dr press down . What could this tenderness be?

Different causes: Tenderness in the upper abdomen may be due to gall bladder problems, gastritis, peptic ulcer. Pancreatitis or gas entrapment. Your physician who knows your symptoms and test results is the best one to diagnose and advise you. ...Read more