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Swollen Left Ribcage Symptoms
Left side of abdomen below/under ribs to the midline is swollen and very painful. Left ribcage noticeably risen when lying. Help.
Noticed little squishy lump on left side of neck a week ago. Now have a lump / swollen? (different from right side) on my left lower ribcage.
Sebaceous cyst: Sebaceous cysts are very common problems. The occur when skin glands get obstructed and sebum builds up. They may get infected leading to redness pain and increasing size. You should see your doctor to have the cyst removed. Until then warm compresses and oral analgesics like acetaminophen and ibuprofen can help decrease the pain. ...Read more
Doing sit ups & right below left ribcage once it awhile feels like clicking. Could that be my spleen as if maybe swollen when pressing feel nothing?
No: Your spleen has nothing to do with it. If it does not cause pain, ignore it. ...Read more
I have a pain under left ribcage feels swollen been about a month been to doc she dosnt no why now the past week had a bad tast in mouth any ideal what?
May be reflux: The bad taste in your mouth and the pain you describe could be a stomach problem with GERD (reflux of stomach acid up towards mouth). This is not the only possible cause but is the most likely. This is a treatable problem. Let your doc know your new symptom and ask for help. ...Read more
Laying down on my stomach, it feels swollen and hard just below my sternum. I also have what feels like a knot underneath my left ribcage. Any ideas?
Xyphoid process: There is a nub of a bone just below the sternum (breastbone) called the xyphoid process that most people don't know they have. It sticks out a bit and you may only notice it when you are laying on your stomach. The knot under your left rib cage may be the end of your 11th rib. Another possiblity is something called a lipoma which is really just a hardend peice of fat. No worries. ...Read more
Left sided mild underneath ribcage pain (not at sternum) intermittent, feels swollen. Bra fits tighter on those days. Hurts when pressed diagnosis with divertic 1yr ago. Ct unremark, except for divertic.
Persistant & chronic pain on left hand side underneath my shoulder blade & my ribcage at front it feels physically swollen and tender to touch?
See your doctor: Best to see a primary care doctor or a rheumatologist so that they can hear your full story and so they can ask you pertinent questions and examine you. That way, they can help you figure out what is going on. There are may different possibilities that can be causing your symptoms. ...Read more
Upper left back pain at the quadrant. Pain left rib cage & swollen, painful stomach near ribcage. No injury occur. Gastriritis? Wbc is 10.1.
What do I need to do? Pain from left ribcage to hip, swollen knots on ribcage front &back luq. CT& xray clear. Dr refused MRI. Pain since September.
See primary care doc: I am not sure which doctors you have seen, where, or under what circumstances, but you should establish the diagnosis with a doctor who you see regularly (a primary care doctor) NOT the ER doctor. If they refused the MRI, they did you a service if the CT scan is neg, the MRI probably will show nothing. Use Healthtap Prime or talk to your regular doctor about the bumps you see for a poss biopsy. ...Read more
Swollen painful hard mass over left ribcage below breast, wraps around to knot on back of ribs.5 months no diagnosis. Ct w/o contrast & xray clear.
Mass: If there is a palpable mess that you are able to palpate and nothing was seen on the CT or chest xray. I I suggest you see another physician to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more
Yesterday I felt what appears to be a larger hard lump or that rib on right side is swollen? I also have s lump same side ribcage right above
See a doctor:
You need to go and see a doctor it is hard to predict what is the lump in that location without proper examination
so go and see a doctor ...Read more
I have a pain in my upper abdominal, it almost feels as if underneath my ribcage it is swollen or something. Help?
Location: Location of the pain whether it is on the right or the left is important since it will tell us what organ is potentially involved. Equally important is onset, duration and radiation of the pain. In any case, pain in the upper abdomen or lower part of the chest needs careful evaluation ...Read more
I have a bite on my ribcage. It's swollen to about the size of a dime, and the skin around it is red. There is a red dot in the middle. It's itchy and painful, and I'm kind of dizzy.
Abscess?: You need to have that looked at soon. ...Read more
My doc said my L ribcage is swollen. Very tender, too. Was diagnosed via ultrasound with "possible hemangioma" on spleen. Could that cause this?
I am having a persistent pain on my right side between the ribcage and the pelvic bone. The right side it swollen and hurts to move or even walk. This has been going on for over a week now. I feel like I have gas on the rightside of my abdomen area all th
Right sided: Pain in this region is worrisome for Gallstones. If you have not your gallbladder removed yet, it is best to let your Primary doctor know in order to get an Ultrasound of the gallbladdder. If it abnormal, you may nbeed it removed. ...Read more
Do I have a not normal pimple or cyst problem? Recently I got pimples but just all white not red and swollen on my body but I have had them on the back of my head for some months now but they seem to be poping up on my back, stomach, ribcage, and gentials
Hello.: Hello. With these symptoms it isn't possible to identify your lesions via this format. It is concerning if the lesions are also appearing on your genitalia. I recommend that you be dermatologically evaluated to determine the correct diagnosis and if it is an infectious etiology, to possibly determine what it is. ...Read more
Have a pain in my right side, mid ribcage. Feels like a muscle strain or bruised rib but feels swollen. Hurts when sleep on side or take deep breath.
A tender lump on my ribcage 3-4" below my armpit & 1-2" below/right of my right nipple. Had typhoid, hav, HBV vaccines this week. Swollen lymph nodes?
Is it new?: If it's stuck to your ribcage, the only question is whether it's a new growth. If so, get it seen. If not, it's probably an old fracture or a minor benign lesion. ...Read more
My scalp has a swollen area to the left of the very back center, plus stinging pains that are getting worse with time. No visual symptoms. Help?
Painful scalp: You need to be evaluated by a physician. This could be several different things. Including an infection. ...Read more
Mild pain under left ribcage that comes n goes since 1.5 mnths smtimes on sides navel. Splenomagely? No other symptom or changes. Non-smoker nor drunker.
Have it checked: Splenomegaly as a finding isn't common unless you've been exposed to certain things that would cause it to be felt. Is this somethig your doctor has already discussed with you? If so, yonu need for him/ her to do an abdominal exam on you while lying down, and you'll have your answer. If it's continuous, and not related to your spleen, check your diet as bloating can be occur. ...Read more
I have a small movable lump on lower left head slightly from the back center, I don't have any symptoms, its just felt that my left side is more swollen than the right one?
BetterGetItChecked: It may be a cyst or a lipoma (fatty tumor)But we can not say exactly what it is without examination. I suggest you have it checked by your doctor to make the diagnosis and to know if it needs to be incised ...Read more
Viral or bact inf: This could be a viral or bacterial infection. It should be evaluated if it does not resolve or improve in the next 24-48 hrs. Sooner if it gets worse. ...Read more
Swollen left tonsil for a while. No symptoms, no pain, no white stuff on it either. What could this be?
Certainly a mild cold could do this (and there is a cold going around that has made the front page sections!)
Other mild viruses such as mononucleiosis, or tumor, or other infection would be expected to do much more than mild increase in shize of one tonsil. ...Read more
Lower part of my left areola sometimes becomes pale and a little bit swollen, no other symptoms. What's wrong? I have also systs and ligament...
Areola: This could be infection but rare conditions like paget's disease of the breast which is a cancer of the nipple has to be ruled out. You should see your doctor. Sometimes inflamation if superficial veins on the breast may cause a disease called mondors disease which can sometimes falsely look like thickened cords or ligaments underneath your breast. You should see a doc. ...Read more
How accurate is a d dimmer test. Had 2 were negative. My left leg is still a little swollen and a little red some pain. What can cause these symptoms?
Pretty good: A ddimer, if negative is very accurate. There are many conditions that cause a positive ddimer, but clots nearly always do. If you are really worried, an ultrasound can tell you if there is a clot or not. Without more history it is difficult to say exactly what is going on. Do you have an autoimmune condition? Infection? What did your doc say about it? Ddimer, not perfect, but very good. ...Read more
3year old child, swollen left occipital gland for 1year now, not painful, no other symptoms, swells with illness but returns to 1cm. What could be wrong?
Evaluation: He need to be evaluated by his doctor and have Pet CT and possible biopsy to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
Hd sex on prev day of ovultn. Felng tired, left brst swollen no pain, mild headache in aftrnoon goes off wid food. On12 DPO NOW. No symptoms other than?
Unclear: Your question is very unclear. Please rephrase it so that we can. Figure out how to help you. ...Read more
My left chest lymph node became noticeable swollen within one day, there is slight discomfort but no other symptoms other than the swelling itself?
Infections and these: Lymph nodes help us fight infection. They enlarge when the immune system goes to work. If your lymph node doesn't get smaller in a week to ten days then see your doctor. ...Read more