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Which organ causes pain below left rib cage?

Which organ causes pain below left rib cage?

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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What organ is on the outer edge of left side of rib cage?

Spleen: The spleen is in left upper quadrant of the abdomen. Your kidney is also here but is further towards your back or flank area. ...Read more

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What organ is under your left lower rib cage on your left side close to your back?

What organ is under your left lower rib cage on your left side close to your back?

Kidney?: The organ you describe is probably a kidney, but you can experience pain in that area coming from a number of different organs, including liver, stomach, muscles and even the heart. ...Read more

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I'm hurting in the upper left below rib cage. I'm had a eus and a enscope what could this be what organ is there?

I'm hurting in the upper left below rib cage. I'm had a eus and a enscope what could this be what organ is there?

There are a few...: The stomach, colon, and spleen are probably the 3 closest organs to the area you are describing. The liver has a left lobe near here. The tail of the pancreas is near this region, as well. Lastly, the small intestine can be found pretty close to this area, as well. Since you had an eus (endoscopic ultrasound), you must have seen a GI specialist-ask him/her what they believe is causing your pain. ...Read more

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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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I have a throbbing pain on my right side above my rib cage it is swollen and sensitive to touch us there a major organ there should I be worried?

Get X-ray: Not many organs in that area besides the liver but I would start by getting an X-ray to make sure you don't have a rib fracture ...Read more

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What organ is under the bottom edge of the rib cage on the left side of the body? Pain from a knot under the bottom edge of the rib cage on the left side of my body. Once the knot goes away so does the pain. Getting worse. I am also a chronic pain patient

What organ is under the bottom edge of the rib cage on the left side of the body? Pain from a knot under the bottom edge of the rib cage on the left side of my body. Once the knot goes away so does the pain. Getting worse. I am also a chronic pain patient

Consider Colon Spasm: Organs associated with left side of body beneath anterior rib cage are colon and spleen. A "knot" could be somatic (muscle) dysfunction related to visceral (organ) disturbance. If persistent, get abdominal x-ray, us, and/or ct scan. If intermittent, consider colon pain due to gas or spasm. In this case, use high dose of good quality acidophilus, along with bulk laxative (psyllim). Take separately. ...Read more

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What organ is on the left side about one inch below the breast at the edge of the rib cage?

What organ is on the left side about one inch below the breast at the edge of the rib cage?

Spleen & stomach: Lower edge of spleen and upper edge of stomach are in this area. ...Read more

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What organ is on the left side about five inches below the breast at the edge of the rib cage?

What organ is on the left side about five inches below the breast at the edge of the rib cage?

There are a few...: The stomach, colon, and spleen are probably the 3 closest organs to the area you are describing. The liver has a left lobe near here. Lastly, the small intestine can be found pretty close to this area, as well. ...Read more

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I feel something hard under my right rib cage when I lie flat. Feels big like an organ or possibly a bone, not round like a tumor. Gallbladder? Rib?

I feel something hard under my right rib cage when I lie flat. Feels big like an organ or possibly a bone, not round like a tumor. Gallbladder? Rib?

Maybe Liver: Liver may be palpable in very thin normal subjects with the edge of the liver just below the costal margin. It is soft and smooth and may be slightly tender.
Note that on inspiration the liver moves down in the abdomen, and this may assist you in feeling the liver edge especially when the liver is enlarged. Sometimes the lower pole of the right kidney is just felt in normal subjects. ...Read more

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Weird sagging sensation on the right side below the rib cage when laying flat on my back. Feels like an organ (liver, kidney) is resting against skin?

Weird sagging sensation on the right side below the rib cage when laying flat on my back. Feels like an organ (liver, kidney) is resting against skin?

Get a medical eval: This could be a variety of things. I recommend making an appointment with your primary care to have a good physical exam and taking it from there. ...Read more

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What organ is on right hand side under rib cage?

What organ is on right hand side under rib cage?

Many: Liver is the bigger one. Others include gallbladder, duodenum, colon, even lower portion of lung at times. ...Read more

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Will an xray of the rib cage appear different between bruised&fractured ribs and what would the difference be? Can xray show organ damage?

Will an xray of the rib cage appear different between bruised&fractured ribs and what would the difference be? Can xray show organ damage?

Yes and no: An x-ray can show a fracture of the ribs but will not show a bruise. However, rib fractures can be hard to see and may be missed. Which organ are you referring to? Organ damage is hard to see on x-ray depending on the organ. Lung damage can be seen but you will need a CT scan with Contrast to see Liver, spleen or kidney damage. ...Read more

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What organs are on the right side under the rib cage?

What organs are on the right side under the rib cage?

Liver: There are several including the liver, gallbladder, the lower portion of the right lobe of your lung, and the upper right portion of your small and large intestine. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Body organs under rib cage?

Body organs under rib cage?

Organs under the rib: The main organs inder the ribs are the lungs, liver, spleen and partially in the back the kidneys ...Read more

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Akward feeling of pressure under right rib cage. No pain just pressure. Feels like pressing against other organs. What could this be? Help!

Akward feeling of pressure under right rib cage. No pain just pressure. Feels like pressing against other organs. What could this be? Help!

Get an ultrasound: More information is necessary to make an accurate diagnosis. Does it happen after eating or eating certain kinds of food? Does it radiate to your back? Gall stones should be ruled out with a simple ultrasound test. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What organs is rite under and beside the right rib cage on lower part I am having sharp pain there?

What organs is rite under and beside the right rib cage on lower part I am having sharp pain there?

See picture here: On the upper right side of your belly is the liver, one of the largest organs. Sitting below it is the gallbladder, but this is a tiny little sac. Lower r quadrant/area could be the appendix. Being a female, you also have the right ovary and fallopian tube as well. The uterus and bladder are in lower-middle area, but can cause pain in r side too. Consult doc if pain getting worse. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why are our heart and lungs protected by our rib cage, but the other organs are not?

Why are our heart and lungs protected by our rib cage, but the other organs are not?

Ribs: Ribs not only protect the heart and lungs but they're needed to create a rigid walled space so that movement of the diaphragm can cause the lungs to fill with air rather than just letting the chest collapse with no air entering the lungs. Plus you can live longer without belly organs than you can without chest organs. ...Read more

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