Top 20 Doctor insights on: Swelling under breast rib cage
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
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.
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
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
What could be causing burning, sharp pain on left side of rib cage under the breast with slight swelling palpitable under skin. I felt as if someone had poked me in the rib cage 3 nights ago but no one had. Pain has gotten longer in duration & stronger &
Shingles: Shingles is a very common cause of this pain and should be tested for there is a vacination to help prevent against shingle as well. ...Read more
Left side armpit, breast tenderness swelling burning left rib cage burning down left leg, feel sick fatigue?
Family practice: You should be seen by your dr. ...Read more
Tender rib cage, joints ache, fatigue, hand swelling, breasts ache /discharge, head ache x 3 days. No vomiting, fever, or previous trauma or injury.?
VERY COMPLEX: See you PCP- many of these are likely unrelated- too complicated for web based evaluation ...Read more
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.
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See your Dr: This can only be answered by a doctor who can examine the area. You should also get yearly mammograms. ...Read more
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