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Swollen Left Rib Cage
I have what seems to be a swollen left rib cage, toward the bottom. It's been like this for a while now. No pain, but discomfort and pressure in the a?
Now way 2 answer-: -with out an exam & possible images. If it has been gradually getting bigger, make an appt with a thoracic surgeon. Most likely benign, but there R some benign tumors that R locally invasive, & if not able 2 Dx on the visit, follow recommendations. ...Read more
Lump under the skin, on top of inside left rib cage. Painful and swollen. Left rib cage protruding. Nausea, dizziness, headache, sore muscles. Help?
Multiple symptoms: We don't know anything about you including what was going on or what happened before these symptoms appeared but they are worrisome and I recommend you seek medical attention without further delay. ...Read more
I feel like something is swollen under my left rib cage and below it there's no pain it's just irritating and when I lay on my back I feel it swollen?
Get examined: This may be your spleen.Get a more detailed answer ›
Please help, I notice my lower left part of my rib cage seems swollen I have no pain but what's wrong?
I woke up this morning with pain in my lower left rib cage. Still having pain and it's swollen. What could it be?
Inflammation?: Without any history of resume the only explanation is inflammation. The cartilage under each ribs is easy to make inflamed from a slight pressure like hard wired in a bra. A lot of women ask why now I have been wearing this kind of bra all my life why now. The only explanation is the body part has a limit and this rib reached his limit apply heat and take ibuprofen with each meal for 7 days ...Read more
Uncomfort under the left rib cage, not necessarily pain, feel like I look uneven when I look in the mirror, like the left side is swollen?
More description pls: It is unclear to us what the exact issues are. If something hurts and it is swollen, then please see your primary care doctor. ...Read more
Splenomegaly: If the spleen is very enlarged you could see and or feel it protruding from under your left lower ribs, not between. ...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
What could the bulge be below my left rib cage? Sometimes it feels swollen w slight pain. Even can feel the bulge, when I saw my dr bulge not there
I'm swollen on my left side and yonder my rib cage. Could this be problems. With a liver. It aches and throbs a little?
Had a chest scan done to see why my left rib cage was swollen and doc said it looked fine why would my ribs be swollen then?
Hard to say: Any component of the chest wall could give the appearance or feeling of asymmetric prominence. It wouldn't hurt to review the images with special attention to the area of interest. Sometimes, asymmetric musculature can often be mistaken for a mass or swelling. ...Read more
I have been coughing for 6 days now. And now I noticed that under my left breast my rib cage seems to be swollen.
My left side jus under my rib cage and under my breast it's swollen it's a little warm doesn't hurt much what could it be?
Hi my Girlfriends left bottom part of her rib cage is swollen and she complains of pain. She has gal bladder problems I think she might have gal stones could this be the cause? And what Medication can we use temporarily for gal stones
Pain on the left rib: Region is likely not related to the gall bladder b/c the gall bladder is located underneath the lower Rt. Rib cage. Gall stones are very common and inflammation of the gall bladder can be aggravated by eating fatty foods. Avoiding fatty foods helps to reduce the frequency of gall bladder attacks. However, if the pain is on her left side, it is not likely gall bladder. If it persists, see doc. ...Read more
I am having severe upper left side pain under rib cage now for over two months, also now swollen left gland in neck. Should I goto the hospital?
Hi I've just noticed a small area that looks swollen below my left breast above the rib cage on the left side! Any ideas what it could be? Thanks
Difficult to tell: Based on what you are describing, it is difficult to be exactly sure. This could be due to inflammation of your soft tissue (fatty tissue or muscle), from an enlarged spleen, etc. The best way to be sure is to have it examined by a doctor. It's advisable to make an appointment. Best wishes. ...Read more
Husband has had a cold n cough 4 weeks n now the left hand side underneath the rib cage is swollen. Has had pneumonia before. What can it be?
I have a shap pain under my breast both left& right& back, its a bit swollen. In the middle of my rib cage there's a ball that is tender to the touch?
Go to your MD: This ball that is tender or lump needs to be seen and if needed removed or biopsied or treated if it is an infection like an abscess. I can't see it, and I can't tell. It may or may not have to do with the other pain which also needs to be evaluated. We can't do much help here as we can't do much. Please see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more