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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

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There is a small, moveable lump under/on my bottom right rib cage. I also feel something similar under the left rib cage. Could these be lymph nodes?

There is a small, moveable lump under/on my bottom right rib cage. I also feel something similar under the left rib cage. Could these be lymph nodes?

Floating ribs : The last 2 ribs are called floating ribs; they originate from the thoracic spine, but do not attach to the sternum/rib cage as the 10 other ribs above them do. Since one end of these ribs is "floating" and not attached to any other bone or cartilage, they may be felt a moveable lumps underneath the rib cage. ...Read more

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Im having fluttering/poking sensations near my belly button under the left rib cage. Do you know the possible cause of this?

Im having fluttering/poking sensations near my belly button under the left rib cage. Do you know the possible cause of this?

Various: Such fluttering feelings in the left upper abdomen or lower chest area could be due to irritable muscles or superficial nerves. Gas pains could be fleeting but are usually sharp. In the absence of any other symptoms like pain, tenderness, nausea, etc, i doubt any serious problem is present. See your physician if symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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Constipated and full, chills like fever, pain under the left rib cage for a month now. Very unwell. Which exam to check pliz. Xray good, ECG good. Thx?

Constipated and full, chills like fever, pain under the left rib cage for a month now. Very unwell. Which exam to check pliz. Xray good, ECG good. Thx?

Not your heart: Your symptoms suggest diverticulitis. You're young for that. Something's up. It's in your digestive tract. Parasite? You need some testing. Start with your primary care doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have pain under the left rib cage and it goes into my back. At times its feels gripping pain. Does anyone know what this could i had a kidney infection, ecoli, and was sepsis in july. I was treated and released from hosptial for days later. I now have t

I have pain under the left rib cage and it goes into my back. At times its feels gripping pain. Does anyone know what this could i had a kidney infection, ecoli, and was sepsis in july. I was treated and released from hosptial for days later. I now have t

Any number of things: This kind of pain could be caused by any number of things. With your history, you need to be examined by a doctor who can figure out whether it is something that will go away or something like an infection of the kidney or of the area under the diaphragm that needs treatment. ...Read more

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I've had pain under the left rib cage for 3 yrs now. ULQ pain. I have reflux indigestion. Endo/colon, CT Scan MRI ultrasounds. Only have sm HH. advise

I've had pain under the left rib cage for 3 yrs now. ULQ pain. I have reflux indigestion. Endo/colon, CT Scan MRI ultrasounds. Only have sm HH. advise

How small is HH?: symptoms may still be related to the hiatal hernia and gastroesophageal reflux. If you are not being treated for acid reflux then there are ample OTC treatment such as Prilosec and the like. Zantac (ranitidine) and Pepcid also excellent. I also presume the spleen is normal in size. If spleen is large it may be tender. On a rare occasion a kidney stone may cause symptoms but presume there aren't any . Good luck ...Read more

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Spasm under left rib cage?

Yes: That can happen. The diaphragm is the muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen. The muscle can spasm and cause pain that is sometimes hard to diagnose. Breathing and stretching exercises can help. ...Read more

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Pain left upper side next to rib cage?

Pain left upper side next to rib cage?

Several things: are possible including muscle/ligament strain, infection, inflammation of the lining of the lung. If lower down on the side, then could also be related to the digestive system or spleen. A physician can help after a more thorough discussion about timing, severity, exacerbating factors and about your medical history. ...Read more

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Which organ causes pain below left rib cage?

Which organ causes pain below left rib cage?

Lots of stuff there: On the left side are the stomach, spleen, diaphragm (muscle for breathing), ribs, a part of the colon (large intestine), the tail end of the pancreas, etc... Pain can be from the ribs and their cartilage, a swollen spleen, stomach acidity/gastritis/reflux, muscle strains in the abdominal muscles or diaphragm, excess stool or gas in the colon, pancreatitis, a cancerous tumor, etc.... ...Read more

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