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Swelling Under Left Rib Cage
I have had constant pain under my left rib cage and just underneath it. I have noticed what I think is some swelling under left rib cage. Cant lay?
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
A swelling under the left rib cage has many differential diagnoses; it could be coming from the skin (lipoma...), from the rib either the cartilage or the bone, it could be coming from the stomach or an enlarged spleen.
I would highly recommend have the swelling checked by a professional. ...Read more
Did you fall down and Injured your Rib?
Has it been there for long time? Then it would be normal Varient. ...Read more
Rib pain: The rib cage does not often become painful and swollen, unless there was some direct injury to the area (rib fracture/contusion) or some indirect sprain/strain to the muscle/ligament structures (costochondritis...). There can be soft tissue masses (and rarely bony) that can present with such symptoms, so please get evaluated. ...Read more
Many things there: Spleen, stomach, splenic flexure of the colon. Only way 2 b sure is 2 c ur pcp or an upper GI specialist. ...Read more
On my left side starting under my rib cage I have pain and swelling that goes to my back, what could it be?
See below: It could be any of several things. You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
I have swelling on left side of the bottom of rib cage when I touch it not the same as right side no major pain but discomfort and sometimes feel slig?
Trauma? Shingles: Dear YKarim, have you hit the area? If not, when reading this, I got concerned about Shingles (Herpes zoster) in which case, early antivirals will help. Monitor if you develop redness or bumps in the skin. Costochondritis is another though. A virtual or personal consult might help to clarify the reason. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Muscle: You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more
My daughter is having pain and slight swelling in her upper left quadrant. It is below rib cage. What could that be?
Spleen or ribs: It can be hard to tell the cause of pain in this region of the body. Teenagers with mono can get an enlarged spleen and have pain from that. Another possibility is pain from the cartilage connected to the ribs ie costochondritis. The lowest ribs have more cartilage than the others that can really get inflamed. (i've had it) the best treatment is motrin. To be sure I would get checked soon. ...Read more
I have slight swelling right below my left rib cage don't know what it is being treated for mild diverticulitis right now could it be that?
Pain on left side of rib cage (no physical injury, but swelling), even on deep breathing. Localized on touching. Had a bike accident 2 days back.
Possible fracture.: It is possible to fracture a rib or just bruise it up pretty well. Sometimes the pain can be severe. As long as you are not having any shortness of breath (excluding that due to sharp pain with inspiration) you will heal. There is no real benefit to having rib xrays as the treatment will be the same -avoid injuring it while it heals. ...Read more
Hi I have a little swelling in the left side of my stomach just under my rib cage can you tell me what thia is and is it serious?
No: I would need more information to try to come to a reasonable conclusion. See your doctor. ...Read more
I have a swelling on the left side of my rib cage, at the same time I have frozen shoulder, was massage on the back spinal cord area. What causes it?
Rib cage swelling: There may be many different reasons why you have swelling around your rib cage. Possible causes include, but are not limited to: rib contusion, rib fracture, costochondritis, shingles, and intercostal neuritis. I would seek a formal evaluation from a qualified medical professional - especially if your swelling is associated with chest pain and/or associated skin lesions. ...Read more
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
I have a area under my rib cage on the left side, that's hurts and swelling up the size of my hand And making my left side go numb?
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
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.
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
I am having severe pain and lots of swelling in my upper left quadrient under my rib cage. I am also nauseous and having a bile taste in my mouth.
Go to Er: You should go to ERGet a more detailed answer ›
17 year old daughter has swelling by lower left rib cage and hurts to breath. No fever. Has had touch of flu for 2 days. She plays basketball.?
Injury: A painful swelling at that location is usually a muscle injury or a bruise, probably incurred during basketball. Your doctor would know for sure. ...Read more
Hi doctor I've s swelling on left hand side of my body just under rib cage which is sore all over that area?
See your doctor!: If you are referring to the spleen area, it's important that you get evaluated by your PCP so they can do a thorough abdominal examination, and get more medical, social, travel, trauma, sexual history from you to determine what is swelling and why it's swelling. This may involve lab testing& imaging too. So, don't delay. If it's still painful over this area, it won't get better faster w/o med care. ...Read more
Left shoulder blade pain/feeling of swelling down arm weakness/pain travels to rib cage, collar bone and in shoulder socket. Right handed/ no injury?
Swelling on lower left part of rib cage, difficulty breathing, pain with movement, straining, or laughing also feeling fatigue and shortness of breath what can it be? Please help had symptoms for two weeks now
Chest pain: It's time to get yourself checked by your physician. Please make an appointment asap. ...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
Under the R rib cage: Includes your spleen & the splenic flexural of the colon as well as the pancreas. Repeated infections can cause splenic enlargement, & can also be the source of repeated infections. See your PCP 4 eval & referrals if needed. ...Read more
Hmmm: Depends where the swelling is located, the time to onset, the size, severity and duration of the pain. A good start to figure this out would be to see your doctor, and possibly get a chest x-ray if the cause isn't readily apparent. ...Read more
Pain and visual swelling of the leftside rib cage area with no injury? Comes and goes. Can last from 1week to a month at a time.
It depends: Sounds like costochondritis. Costochondritis is inflammation at he junction between the ribs and sternum. There can be localized chest wall pain and tenderness on the front of the rib cage. Costochondritis is a relatively harmless condition and usually goes away without treatment. The cause is usually unknown. Costochondritis affects females more often than males (70% versus 30%). ...Read more
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