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Dr. Peter Ihle
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
49 years in practice
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What would cause a knot under my rib cage that's tender to touch?

Dr. Peter Ihle
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
49 years in practice
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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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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Board Certified, General Surgery
38 years in practice
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Increased pain above left hip just under rib cage,very very tender to touch what could it be?

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Board Certified, General Surgery
38 years in practice
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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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Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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A lump has formed under the skin, upper abdomen, below breast bone, between the lower rib cage. Slightly tender to the touch. Weight lose of 20lbs?

Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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A lump has formed under the skin, upper abdomen, below breast bone, between the lower rib cage.  Slightly tender to the touch.  Weight lose of 20lbs?

Xiphoid: there is a structure of cartilage there, and hernias can develop there. Suspect weight loss has allowed you to feel the xiphoid bone better. Easy for your pcp to determine. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Hi my husband is having really bad stabbing pains in his left side under his lower rib cage, it is not tender to touch he actually said it feels better when he holds it??

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Hi my husband is having really bad stabbing pains in his left side under his lower rib cage, it is not tender to touch he actually said it feels better when he holds it??

Any chest pain: especially ' bad stabbing pains ' on left chest , need physician evaluation to make sure is not a heart attack , regardless of age , take him to ER ...Read more

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Dr. Ayo Adu
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
9 years in practice
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I have a pain on my left upper abdomen below my rib cage. It is tender to the touch. It hurts when I move. This came on me suddenly. ?

Dr. Ayo Adu
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
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I have a pain on my left upper abdomen below my rib cage.  It is tender to the touch.  It hurts when I move.  This came on me suddenly.  ?

A few things: In the absence of trauma, this could be an abdominal strain, or costochondritis. Have your physician evaluate you to be sure. ...Read more

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Dr. Felix Brizuela
Board Certified, Neurology
27 years in practice
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Have dull moderate ache under R rib cage & R mid back. Tender to touch. I have no gallbladder. Hurts most days and has for a while. What could it be?

Dr. Felix Brizuela
Board Certified, Neurology
27 years in practice
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Have dull moderate ache under R rib cage & R mid back. Tender to touch. I have no gallbladder. Hurts most days and has for a while. What could it be?

Costochondritis: sounds like you have inflammation between the ribs phones, or costochondritisit is basically a muscle strain between the ribs. This will eventually go away, it can also be treated with local injections. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Taylor
Board Certified, Pulmonology
34 years in practice
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My husband is having bad pain in his left side in his lower rib cage, it is not tender to touch but the pain is sharp and brings tears to his eyes. ?

Dr. Luis Taylor
Board Certified, Pulmonology
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My husband is having bad pain in his left side in his lower rib cage, it is not tender to touch but the pain is sharp and brings tears to his eyes. ?

Several conditions: such as pleurisy, infection or clots in the lung. Please check with your primary doctor asyour husband needs to have a thorough exam, a chest xray and labs prior to treatment. Hope he gets well. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
27 years in practice
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I have a knot that shows up under my left rib cage when laying down my whole left side is tender to the touch what is going on here?

Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
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I have a knot that shows up under my left rib cage when laying down my whole left side is tender to the touch what is going on here?

Several possible: under the left rib cage, could be a hernia, a rib cyst, a fatty tumor aka lipoma, a traumatic hematoma, or seroma. Absent fever or significant pain, you can watch it for a week or 2. If it gets bigger, go in to see your doc. If it goes away, no worries. Be well. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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I have a lump on my left size under my rib cage, can only be felt when standing, its very tender to touch, what could this be?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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I have a lump on my left size under my rib cage, can only be felt when standing, its very tender to touch, what could this be?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she will probably x-ray or ultrasound the area to characterize the lump. ...Read more

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