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What Is Under Your Left Rib Cage
Pain under (L) ribs: May be muscle spasm (called a stitch) that can be relieved by stretching the involved muscles. In that area, however, pain might be referred from stomach, pancreas, spleen, splenic flexure of colon, or ribs. If burning sensation &/or blisters, shingles is possible. If recent onset, stitch most likely, but if other organ problems, see pcp for workup. ...Read more
Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
Can there be a mass built up under your left rib cage/upper abdomen from poop? or lack of popping?
Need more info: Not enough detail to provide reasoned response. Age? Sex? Known medical problems? Current medications? When started? Any injury/trauma/new exercise or unusual straining. Any fever, nausea, cough, URI symptoms, GI symptoms? Previous history of same problem? Worsening activities/movements. Relieving activities/movements/ meds. A shot in the dark without more information or a star trek tricorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult to say!: You should see your pcp as you need to be examined and the 'ball' needs to felt and seen. It could be a cyst from skin contents, a fatty tumor, cyst from the joints of the ribs, or be an enlarged organ from the abdomen. Depending on the exam and your history, testing will be organized to determine the cause for it and treatment decided and implemented. ...Read more
IAm a 40 year old women and i am having sharp pains in my left sIde under my rib cage could you tell me what you think ?
Injury ribs, spleen: it can be your ribs, muscles to your ribs, lungs or spleen. If you had an injury, any of these could have been injured. Please see a doctor for a workup. ...Read more
Many possibilities: This could be from something irritating the diaphragm from above or below, from the rib or the costochondral attachments, an enlarged and tender intraabdominal organ like the spleen, or could be referred pain from elsewhere. Answering your question accurately would require a full exam. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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