Top 20 Doctor insights on: Swelling under breast rib cage

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Painless swelling under breast on rib cage?

Painless swelling under breast on rib cage?

Costrochondritis?: If there is a point specific area located over the rib or ribs this is a good bet. If so ice nsaids & 4 peace of mind, c ur pcp. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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I have swelling under left breast on top of rib cage what could cause it?

I have swelling under left breast on top of rib cage what could cause it?

Must see doctor: Any breast swelling in the breast or near the breast need clinical examination, possible mammography and other tests including if needed a biopsy. See your doctor with out delay ...Read more

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Having extreme rib cage pain, even skin is painful for me to touch. Also have noticed a largish swelling under left breast, on top of the ribs.

Having extreme rib cage pain, even skin is painful for me to touch. Also have noticed a largish swelling under left breast, on top of the ribs.

Shingles?: This could represent shingles. Costochondritis is also another possibility. I think it would be best to see your primary care doctor to discuss this and have a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Pain in luq goes around to side. I have swelling there as well and above rib cage below breast and all around that area and wraps around to back.

Pain in luq goes around to side. I have swelling there as well and above rib cage below breast and all around that area and wraps around to back.

LUQ and rib cage: Unless you were born with situs inversus where your gall bladder and other organs are reversed, your discomfort may be due to problems with the spleen, base of left lung, gas entrapment in the left upper colon, cracked rib or pinched intercostal nerve which runs between two ribs in the lower left rib cage. Pinched nerve pain is sharp, shooting and worse with a deep breath. Your MD can examine you ...Read more

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I have swelling under left breast on top of rib cage, also entire rib pain even skin to touch.?

I have swelling under left breast on top of rib cage, also entire rib pain even skin to touch.?

Could be: Shingles. If caught early in its course, treatment with antiviral medication is effective. Also could be something else, so it is best to see a doctor for this. ...Read more

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Have quite a big lump of swelling on my left rib cage at the top? It's very soft but it's fast growing, currently have a chest infection as well.

Have quite a big lump of swelling on my left rib cage at the top? It's very soft but it's fast growing, currently have a chest infection as well.

Concerning: A lump in the setting of an infection could be a lymph node, if it is at the clavicle, such a node may be something serious. Any lump that grows rapidly likely should be checked out to see what it is! ...Read more

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What can cause sudden swelling of the upper left part of my chest (outside rib cage)?

What can cause sudden swelling of the upper left part of my chest (outside rib cage)?

Possibly an Insect--: Bite, seems the most plausible explanation; other would include a trauma to the affected site. Both these would cause other symptoms as well.
Suggest you see your PCP for a detailed History and an Examination and possible need for investigations; All these elements would be required to provide you with the answers you seek.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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Non painful swelling on right rib cage around the front middle. Just appeared today. Just had bloodwork chest xray yesterday all normal. Sprain?

Doubt a sprain: Usually if you have a sprain of the rib muscles and tendons it is pretty painful. If this swollen area is not tender when you push on it, I would just watch it and wait, since the x-ray was fine.
James n. Dillard, md. ...Read more

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Pain under the right breast and rib cage?

Muscle/gallbl/shingl: Could be muscular vs. Pleurisy. Could be gallbladder, especially if worse after eating. Could be shingles. Look for rash. May simply be irritation from your bra's underwire. ...Read more

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What is lower left breast area, rib cage pain?

Rib cage: Rib cage pain is usually produced by some. Blunt trauma producing rib fracture or tearing of the intercostal muscles between the ribs. Or can be secondary to a temporary inflammatory process involving the cartilaginous tissue which connects our ribs to the sternum. Because there are other causes one would be wise to be evaluated if the pain is increasing, occurs at night or lasts for more than a ...Read more

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Pain under my left breast and top of rib cage?

Pain under my left breast and top of rib cage?

Best advice anyone -: Can give you would be to get seen ; evaluated by your pcp. Getting anxious about it will not help, but make you more anxious.
Pain there could be from a number of reasons. Take some nsaids and see the response. But you must see your pcp urgently.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Why am I hurting under left breast into rib cage?

Why am I hurting under left breast into rib cage?

Seriously?: Is it sharp or achy? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Any fevers? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more info? Possible causes: gallbladder? Pneumonia? Ge issues? Muscle strain? Kidney? ...Read more

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How do you treat pain under left breast by rib cage?

Best advice anyone -: Can give you would be to get seen ; evaluated by your pcp. Getting anxious about it will not help, but make you more anxious.
Pain there could be from a number of reasons. Take some nsaids and see the response. But you must see your pcp urgently.
Good luck and happy holidays. ...Read more

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I have a dull pain, under right breast, rib cage area...

Watch the bra: Rib pain in female under the breast are common it can be caused by inflammation to the cartilage part of the rib caused by pressure or trauma or bruises
most have been blamed on the metal hard wire of the bra
use heat and Ibuprofen if persist see your physician. ...Read more

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Catching dull annoying pain below left breast inside rib cage?

Catching dull annoying pain below left breast inside rib cage?

Probably muscle: At age 29 it's probably muscle pain or a cramp. It could be a heart rhythm issue or lung infection depending on other symptoms. If it continues, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been feeling were just my rib cage or natural lumpiness of the breast?

I have been feeling were just my rib cage or natural lumpiness of the breast?

See your Dr: This can only be answered by a doctor who can examine the area. You should also get yearly mammograms. ...Read more