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Doctor insights on: Upper Rib Swelling Symptoms

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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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What could this slight swelling on my lower right rib be?

What could this slight swelling on my lower right rib be?

Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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My friend has swelling on the right side right under ribs ,pain and nuasea?

My friend has swelling on the right side right under ribs  ,pain and nuasea?

Liver: That is where their gallbladder and liver are. These are vital organs and swelling there can be very serious. Given this person is in pain I would recommend they go see their physician urgently. ...Read more

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My son has some flat hard swelling on his right upper ribs it doesn't move or hurt. What is it ?

My son has some flat hard swelling on his right upper ribs it doesn't move or hurt. What is it ?

More information: Your description is insufficient to provide an answer. An examination by his pediatrician will easily settle what it is. Please arrange for a visit to his doctor. ...Read more

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Costochondritis: can it cause swelling of the organs underneath the ribs?

Costochondritis: can it cause swelling of the organs underneath the ribs?

Costochondritis : Most of the time it is a localized condition. Only in severe cases it can cause inflammation of the pleura adjacent to it. ...Read more

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Pain & swelling left rib cage?

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

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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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What could a swelling on a person's left side under the rib cage be?

What could a swelling on a person's left side under the rib cage be?

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

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I have a swelling on right side under the rib cage, and occasional pain?

I have a swelling on right side under the rib cage, and occasional pain?

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