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What is located under the left rib cage and above the hip? There is a constant throbbing pain and it will swell up then go back down.

What is located under the left rib cage and above the hip? There is a constant throbbing pain and it will swell up then go back down.

Lots: Included in the area u stated there the spleen splenic flexure of the colon and the entire descending colon. There is also small bowel in the next layer and then kidneys tho they r extra peritoneal.U need 2 b evaluated and get a definative DX from ur pcp or internist. There r a number of problems that effect each of these organs. Get in 2 c waht it could b, . ...Read more

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What is the subtle burning under the left rib cage?

What is the subtle burning under the left rib cage?

Probable neuritis: Subtle burning under the left rib cage may be due to intercostal neuritis, which is inflammation of the nerve that runs under the rib. It could also be due to a muscle strain, or could possibly be referred from elsewhere. If the pain has only been there a short time, i would take over-the-counter analgesics and see if goes away on its own. Otherwise i would have it checked out. ...Read more

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Soft, squishy bump under the left rib cage. What could it be?

Soft, squishy bump under the left rib cage. What could it be?

Lipoma: Often times these are lipomas, which are simply benign masses of fatty tissue. Very rarely do these cause any problems - in rare cases, there may be persistent surrounding inflammation which leads a patient to ask for removal of the lipoma. As with any lesion, if there is significant increase in size, or significant pain, redness, discoloration, or any other concerning sign, do see a physician. ...Read more

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What can help with ischemic pain under the left rib cage . Many thanks.

Doubt ischemic pain: Ischemia is the result of a lack of oxygen, usually due to poor blood flow. Given your age and location, pain in the left rib cage is unlikely to be ischemic in nature. Even though cardiac ischemia (angina) can give you pain in this area, again at your age, this is unlikely. Musculoskeletal strain or less likely internal pain from ulcer disease, pancreatitis, pneumonia can be considered. ...Read more

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I have pain under the left rib cage when pressed. What does this sound like?

See your GP.: This could be bruised skin, muscles or cartilage of the ribs, broken/bruised rib(s) themselves, or some abdominal organ, like splenic problem. See your doctor to get it diagnosed and treated properly. ...Read more

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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

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What causes the muscles are under the left rib cage to hurt?

What causes the muscles are under the left rib cage to hurt?

Many possible causes: Muscle strains, pneumonia in the l lower lobe, spleen inflammation, constipation, gas cramps in the colon, etc. See you doc for furhter evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the feeling of a flutter under the left rib cage, or side of the stomach?

What is the feeling of a flutter under the left rib cage, or side of the stomach?

Muscle: This may be just a mild spasm or fasciculation of the muscles in that area. Try ice, nsaids, and stretching. See a physician if you have significant associated pain or associated GI problems. ...Read more