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Doctor insights on: Swelling Under Rib Cage

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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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Can you have microcolitis & gall bladder at the same time? First prob is gone but have swelling under right rib cage and extreme pain between ribs

Can you have microcolitis & gall bladder at the same time?  First prob is gone but have swelling under right rib cage and extreme pain between ribs

See your doctor: Right upper quadrant abdominal pain may be a sign of gallbladder disease, but can also reflect other problems as well, such as liver disease, ulcer of the stomach or small intestine, musculoskeletal issues, etc. See your doctor for history and physical exam, and perhaps ultrasound of the abdomen to assist in diagnoses. ...Read more

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What could be causing swelling under the right rib cage?

What could be causing swelling under the right rib cage?

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

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I've got a lil noticeable swelling under my left rib cage but nobpain really. What could it be?

I've got a lil noticeable swelling under my left rib cage but nobpain really. What could it be?

Possibilities!: 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

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I have a swelling under my right rib cage after meal.

I have a swelling under my right rib cage after meal.

Gallbladder: There are a number of potential causes and I would not hesitate to be seen. Having a problem with the gallbladder is one cause; which is located in the right upper quadrant and is often aggravated by eating greasy foods. ...Read more

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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

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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