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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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Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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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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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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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?

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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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. ?

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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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?

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