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Soreness In Rib Cage From Belly Fat
What is causing a bruiselike pain when I touch area under my skin about 2" below left rib cage and 5 inches left of naval? I've gained 17# belly fat.
Hi. I can feel a small (pea sized) movable lump inside the belly fat at my left abdomen, just under my rib cage. What could it be?
Lipoma: Often times these are lipomas, which are simply benign masses of fatty tissue. Very rarely do these cause any problems - in rare cases, there may be persistent surrounding inflammation which leads a patient to ask for removal of the lipoma. As with any lesion, if there is significant increase in size, or significant pain, redness, discoloration, or any other concerning sign, do see a physician. ...Read more
Really sore at bottom of rib cage and continues through whole ab area to under belly button and it's not from exercise or lifting anything heavy?
I have a lump on the left side of my belly, which you cannot see but can feel and is sore and tender, around the bottom of my rib cage. Feel malaise
Lump: This is hard to say without an exam and some blood work, therefore I recommend you see an MD! ...Read more
Had unprotected sex. My left rib cage and abdomen are sore. Been eating a lot more. Tired. What does this mean?
I have, sore in middle upper abdomen to the right side under my rib cage, always wake at night and sweat of pain. Been feeling this but worse before they took out my gall bladder in 2008, before the surgery all test came out normal and now 70 % of the sym
SOD: Sphincter of oddi dysfunction. That is the muscle controls the duct which empties bile from the liver into the intestine. If the gallbladder was removed for biliary dyskinesia, dysfunction of gallbladder, and it is not resolved than that is likely what you have. See a gastroenterologist for treatment. ...Read more
Bloated stomach, soreness rib cage, high pressure, occasional itching, tiredness. What is going on? How would you diagnosis?
Feels like a ball in between rib cage/upper abdmn. Sore to the touch and hurts more when I have stomach pains. Stomach always bloated. What is that ball?
I was throwing up a lot two days ago stomach bug. Is it possible to pull muscles in the stomach and upper rib cage area? I'm very sore.
Stomach is sore to touch on both sides of bellybutton, and sometimes shortness of breath, bloated feeling and when sitting feels like rib cage is digging into stomach making a indigestion feeling in chest and causing me to burp?
See gi: You may need to be seen by a GI specialist. ...Read more
Sharp pain under both sides of rib cage. Bottom of stomach cramps. Sore throat. Swelling of the whole stomach like bloating. Vomiting but felt better?
Stomach?: U need to see a gastroenterologist for thorough exam. ...Read more
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.?
I fell while snowboarding and kind of hurt my left abdomen. Pain on my upper left rib cage has gradually worsened and is tender to touch. Any concern?
Lower abdomen tender and when I lay flat and press it's tender makes gurgling noises and hurts worse right side below right rib cage no appendix?
Bad gallbladder: Fever, vomiting, pain in belly, usually right sided, bloating, belching, worse after eating fatty (or other) foods, getting worse over time, several weeks to months, and family history are all symptoms of a bad gallbladder. Hydrate, avoid fatty foods while waiting for your doc visit, diagnostic testing, and/or surgery date. Take a friend with you to appointments. Be well. ...Read more
I'm 30. No alcohol. Pain in middle right side of abdomen, tucked under rib cage. When I bend into that side it feels like rib pokes tender area. Cause?
Get checked out:
Right side of your abdomen under rib cage is where your liver and gall bladder live. A good doc can examine your liver to see if it's tender. A blood test can reveal irritation to the liver cells or gall bladder.
If organs are ok, Structurally, there can be dysfunction of the tissue/nerve/bone system in that area--an osteopath or PT or good yoga session might help. ...Read more
Woke up with severe pain under my rib cage and lower abdomen and is very tender to the touch. It hurts to do anything but sit still. What could it be?
Pain under the rib: Cage and lower abdomen should be thoroughly evaluated. Please see your primary care doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
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?
Pain across upper abdomen, heavy burping and gas, bloating, pain shoulder blade, tender under right rib cage and had gall bladder removed year ago.
See you MD: You need to get a complete history and physical, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging as well as possible endoscopy to evaluate the source of your distress. Perhaps dietary restrictions may be at fault but other more serious causes should be excluded first such as pancreatitis, malabsorption, hepatitis, and/tumors. ...Read more
Hi I had a lipoma removed yesterday the size of a fist on my rib cage and now my stomach area feels bloated and tender is this normal?
Dull ache in the LUQ of my abdomen near rib cage, occurs at random, sucking in feeling over spot when I lay down.?
For the last couple of weeks I have a discomfort/dull ache in my right abdomen - usually lower however can fell as if under rib cage. What could it be?
See doctor: Unfortunately there are several things that can cause this and so it is impossible to help with a question like this on these forums. See your doctor for further eval. ...Read more
Epigastric pain: This area can be the result of stomach issues like ulcer disease, possibly gallbladder issues or other upper abdomen diagnoses. See your primary doctor. He/she will want to know if the pain is related to eating (better or worse), if you significant amounts of alcohol or what the pain is. Is it burning, sharp, does it migrate, how long has the discomfort been going on, etc. See your doctor! ...Read more
Dull pain left below rib cage next to belly button dull ache 2 weeks comes and goes when upright. Ideas? 36 healthy female.
This could be...: Many things. Including a pulled muscle or pain deeper in the abdomen. You may be able to tell if it is shallow pain (somatic) if you "push" out your belly several inches, then "suck" it in. If this causes local pain or if tender to touch, pain is likely a muscle and not worrisome. Pain around belly button could be adenitis (inflammed lymph node from recent infection) and should improve. Get good exam. ...Read more
I have had a dull ache and pins & needles in right abdomen just below rib cage for a few days now, hurts more when I eat/drink, any ideas?
Many: Could be onset of shingles, or any number of conditions. See your doctor soon! ...Read more
I have what feels like a fatty lump that moves easily under my skin on the right side of my abdomen (just under rib cage). Lipoma? Fat deposit?
Surely: Surely you know we can't answer your question without an examination. What you describe as a fatty lump may be something else entirely. Please see your GP for a definitive answer. ...Read more
What could it be if I have a hard lump under right rib cage pain up to shoulder blade insides dull ache abdomen hurts off/on? Went to ER have PCP apt.
2mos off/on dull intermittent ache bottom of left rib cage almost on top of stomach. Feels muscular but can also feel acidic in tummy. Any idea?
See your doctor: As you mentioned that you may have increased 'acid in your tummy', this may mean or point toward some form of hyperacidity issue occurring in your stomach that needs to be worked up. So that should be the first place to start. Also, it's important to not eat close to bedtime, reduce any form of acidic or tomato-based products, processed foods, fried foods, sodas, sugary desserts or carbs. ...Read more
Intermittent ache under rib cage. Stomach ache after eating. For few weeks. What could be the cause? Scared of pancreatic cancer!!
Too young for cancer: You should consult your doctor if the pain does not go away in 2 weeks. Pancreatic Cancer is not the likely cause in your case as it is extremely rare under the age of 40 years. ...Read more
Soreness in back (mid rib cage area). Worse with bending and taking a deep breath. Feels irritated.?
Muscles on either side of the spine itself can be strained the same way the muscles of the lower (lumbr) spine can be strained/sprained. These are called the "paraverterbral muscles": APPLY HEAT/ICE (which ever helps more) and if the symptoms persist some PHYSICAL THERAPY is the next step!
Hope this helps! ]
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I have been having prolonged right rib cage soreness, noticed slight shortness of breath...What could be going on?
Let me explain:
Have you developed other unusual and or persistent symptoms
do you have a chronic wheeze or cough
are you tired all the time
do you look pale
these two together are a red flag
do you have a dry painful cough and your shortness of breath gets worse when you exercise
are your feet and ankles swollen and is it harder to breathe when you lie down flat
if you do check with your doctor
if not write. ...Read more
I feel like I have a bruise on the right side of my back along the rib cage. It has been feeling sore for several weeks.
You might have: You might have shingles. See you doctor for the answer. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have a sharp shooting pain in my left rib cage coming from my back. Very very sore. Anyone know what it could be?
How long?: If they symptoms have lasted more than a few weeks, I would recommend seeing your pcp. This could be muscular or rib dysfunction. See your pcp if there is a rash in the area. Disc problems are uncommon in this are of the spine. If your pcp thinks it is musculoskeletal, then a course of physical therapy may help. ...Read more
Sharp pain within the past few hours, it feels like it is the back of my right rib cage, only sore when I stand up or cough, should I be worried?
I found a lump on my rib cage under my skin that is squishy and I can push around and it's very sore all the time.2 yrs ago it was smaller didn't hurt?
Need exam: This question cannot be answered over the computer. Lump is 2 years beyond time it should have been examined. Please call your physician immediately. ...Read more
I have a sore pain on my left side where my rib cage is that I feel when I lay on that side. It is getting worse with time. Also sporadic pain in back on both sides in kidney area. What could it be?
See PCP: Need a through history and physical as well as a urinalysis and possibly a renal ultrasound. Please see your PCP to help sort out ...Read more
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