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Rib Cage Swelling Symptoms
Swelling on lower left part of rib cage, difficulty breathing, pain with movement, straining, or laughing also feeling fatigue and shortness of breath what can it be? Please help had symptoms for two weeks now
Chest pain: It's time to get yourself checked by your physician. Please make an appointment asap. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Rib pain: The rib cage does not often become painful and swollen, unless there was some direct injury to the area (rib fracture/contusion) or some indirect sprain/strain to the muscle/ligament structures (costochondritis...). There can be soft tissue masses (and rarely bony) that can present with such symptoms, so please get evaluated. ...Read more
Hmmm: Depends where the swelling is located, the time to onset, the size, severity and duration of the pain. A good start to figure this out would be to see your doctor, and possibly get a chest x-ray if the cause isn't readily apparent. ...Read more
Possibilities!: A swelling under the left rib cage has many differential diagnoses; it could be coming from the skin( lipoma...), from the rib either the cartilage or the bone, it could be coming from the stomach or an enlarged spleen. I would highly recommend have the swelling checked by a professional. ...Read more
On my left side starting under my rib cage I have pain and swelling that goes to my back, what could it be?
See below: It could be any of several things. 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
Pain and visual swelling of the leftside rib cage area with no injury? Comes and goes. Can last from 1week to a month at a time.
It depends: Sounds like costochondritis. Costochondritis is inflammation at he junction between the ribs and sternum. There can be localized chest wall pain and tenderness on the front of the rib cage. Costochondritis is a relatively harmless condition and usually goes away without treatment. The cause is usually unknown. Costochondritis affects females more often than males (70% versus 30%). ...Read more
I have swelling on left side of the bottom of rib cage when I touch it not the same as right side no major pain but discomfort and sometimes feel slig?
Trauma? Shingles: Dear YKarim, have you hit the area? if not, when reading this, I got concerned about Shingles (Herpes zoster) in which case, early antivirals will help. Monitor if you develop redness or bumps in the skin. Costochondritis is another though. A virtual or personal consult might help to clarify the reason. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a lipoma in my back on top of rib cage (u/s done) could that have anything to do with the swelling I have in the rib/flank area now?
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