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Causes of constant pressure under left rib and swelling after eating. Discomfort increases after i eat a meal?

Causes of constant pressure under left rib and swelling after eating. Discomfort increases after i eat a meal?

Abd symptoms: You will need work up done to determine the cause of your problem. It could be pancreas, stomach, guts. Unfortunately, based on the paucity of the information provided, it's impossible to suggest any disease from the description. ...Read more

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Can an ulcer cause difficulty breathing? The origin of discomfort is under left rib. No burning or pain, just constricted. Bending over exacerbates it

Can an ulcer cause difficulty breathing? The origin of discomfort is under left rib. No burning or pain, just constricted. Bending over exacerbates it

Pulmonary problem: My impression is that you could have a pulmonary infection or a sore rib cage (not an ulcer) . A chest xray with special views of the left rib cage is recommended. A thorough exam is required. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Full too easily, bloated feeling on left side under ribs an sternum. Pain and discomfort in certain positions. On iron sup. Loose stool. Causes?

Full too easily, bloated feeling on left side under ribs an sternum. Pain and discomfort in certain positions. On iron sup. Loose stool. Causes?

Multiple things: The spleen is under the ribs on the left. If it is enlarged which can be from mononucleosis, different blood and liver problems it may feel bloated. The stomach is near there and can cause symptoms, especially if there is a hiatal hernia. The ribs can become inflamed and hurt. The large bowel can kink with gas (splenic flexure syndrome) I am concerned about the iron- why? Ask about hemochromatosis. ...Read more

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Stomach discomfort feels like it's under the left rib and sometimes small amounts of mucus in bowel movements and occasionally constipation.

Stomach discomfort feels like it's under the left rib and sometimes  small amounts of mucus in bowel movements and occasionally constipation.

Irritable bowel : This is fairly classic symptoms of irritable bowel which is a nuisance. If your symptoms have been stable for some time i would see a doctor for workup. You can get something called splenic flexure syndrome where there's a gas bubble in the place where the colon kinks up by the spleen in the upper left abdomen. I don't see it too often. ...Read more

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I have discomfort under my left rib. Sitting standing and laying down i feel it. Not pain just discomfort.

Splenic Flexure: If gas get caught in that area it can give you the symptoms you describe. You may want to have it checked out. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have discomfort below your left rib cage?

What does it mean when you have discomfort below your left rib cage?

Something wrong with: Stomach, spleen or kidney; or with a muscle strain, or a rib (bony) injury, or a pinched nerve in the back with pain radiating to the side. See your pcp for it. ...Read more

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I have discomfort in my left adominal area. Right under my rib. What coild it be?

I have discomfort in my left adominal area. Right under my rib. What coild it be?

Belly Blues: This could be any number of different possibilities. Common complaints in runners are due to phrenic nerve irritation and diaphragmatic spasm (runner's stitch) which result in discomfort in this area or on the right side. The left side may also be affected from recent splenic injury from a fall, gastric spasm due to ulcerative disease, etc. If the problem is persistent get an examination soon. ...Read more

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I'm having discomfort on my left rib cage and back pains for a week now. What can it be?

I'm having discomfort on my left rib cage and back pains for a week now. What can it be?

R/O KIDNEY STONE: Flank pain with those symptoms is concerning for kidney stone /bladder stone or kidney infection. You need a full exam labs urine C&S. 24 urine for stone analysis kidney ultrasound or CT.. And usually empiric antibiotic therapy pending the results. Make sure to strain your urine and try to capture any debris , it may be a kidney stone. Push fluids.also get screen for clotting disorders ...Read more