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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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What organ is on the outer edge of left side of rib cage?

What organ is on the outer edge of left side of rib cage?

Spleen: The spleen is in left upper quadrant of the abdomen. Your kidney is also here but is further towards your back or flank area. ...Read more

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What organ is under your left lower rib cage on your left side close to your back?

What organ is under your left lower rib cage on your left side close to your back?

Kidney?: The organ you describe is probably a kidney, but you can experience pain in that area coming from a number of different organs, including liver, stomach, muscles and even the heart. ...Read more

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I'm hurting in the upper left below rib cage. I'm had a eus and a enscope what could this be what organ is there?

I'm hurting in the upper left below rib cage. I'm had a eus and a enscope what could this be what organ is there?

There are a few...: The stomach, colon, and spleen are probably the 3 closest organs to the area you are describing. The liver has a left lobe near here. The tail of the pancreas is near this region, as well. Lastly, the small intestine can be found pretty close to this area, as well. Since you had an eus (endoscopic ultrasound), you must have seen a GI specialist-ask him/her what they believe is causing your pain. ...Read more

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What body organ is on left side under rib cage?

See below: Spleen, stomach, bowel, pancreas, rib are a few organs of concern. A thorough history and physical examination of your condition by a medical physician would be helpful good luck thank you. ...Read more

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What organ is under the bottom edge of the rib cage on the left side of the body? Pain from a knot under the bottom edge of the rib cage on the left side of my body. Once the knot goes away so does the pain. Getting worse. I am also a chronic pain patient

What organ is under the bottom edge of the rib cage on the left side of the body? Pain from a knot under the bottom edge of the rib cage on the left side of my body. Once the knot goes away so does the pain. Getting worse. I am also a chronic pain patient

Consider Colon Spasm: Organs associated with left side of body beneath anterior rib cage are colon and spleen. A "knot" could be somatic (muscle) dysfunction related to visceral (organ) disturbance. If persistent, get abdominal x-ray, us, and/or ct scan. If intermittent, consider colon pain due to gas or spasm. In this case, use high dose of good quality acidophilus, along with bulk laxative (psyllim). Take separately. ...Read more

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What organ is on the left side about one inch below the breast at the edge of the rib cage?

What organ is on the left side about one inch below the breast at the edge of the rib cage?

Spleen & stomach: Lower edge of spleen and upper edge of stomach are in this area. ...Read more

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What organ is on the left side about five inches below the breast at the edge of the rib cage?

What organ is on the left side about five inches below the breast at the edge of the rib cage?

There are a few...: The stomach, colon, and spleen are probably the 3 closest organs to the area you are describing. The liver has a left lobe near here. Lastly, the small intestine can be found pretty close to this area, as well. ...Read more

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What organ is on right hand side under rib cage?

What organ is on right hand side under rib cage?

Many: Liver is the bigger one. Others include gallbladder, duodenum, colon, even lower portion of lung at times. ...Read more

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I have a throbbing pain on my right side above my rib cage it is swollen and sensitive to touch us there a major organ there should I be worried?

Get X-ray: Not many organs in that area besides the liver but I would start by getting an X-ray to make sure you don't have a rib fracture ...Read more

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I feel something hard under my right rib cage when I lie flat. Feels big like an organ or possibly a bone, not round like a tumor. Gallbladder? Rib?

I feel something hard under my right rib cage when I lie flat. Feels big like an organ or possibly a bone, not round like a tumor. Gallbladder? Rib?

Maybe Liver: Liver may be palpable in very thin normal subjects with the edge of the liver just below the costal margin. It is soft and smooth and may be slightly tender.
Note that on inspiration the liver moves down in the abdomen, and this may assist you in feeling the liver edge especially when the liver is enlarged. Sometimes the lower pole of the right kidney is just felt in normal subjects. ...Read more

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Weird sagging sensation on the right side below the rib cage when laying flat on my back. Feels like an organ (liver, kidney) is resting against skin?

Weird sagging sensation on the right side below the rib cage when laying flat on my back. Feels like an organ (liver, kidney) is resting against skin?

Get a medical eval: This could be a variety of things. I recommend making an appointment with your primary care to have a good physical exam and taking it from there. ...Read more

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Will an xray of the rib cage appear different between bruised&fractured ribs and what would the difference be? Can xray show organ damage?

Will an xray of the rib cage appear different between bruised&fractured ribs and what would the difference be? Can xray show organ damage?

Yes and no: An x-ray can show a fracture of the ribs but will not show a bruise. However, rib fractures can be hard to see and may be missed. Which organ are you referring to? Organ damage is hard to see on x-ray depending on the organ. Lung damage can be seen but you will need a CT scan with Contrast to see Liver, spleen or kidney damage. ...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 under left rib cage feels like a knot. What could this be?

Pain under left rib cage feels like a knot. What could this be?

Muscle?: You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more

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It feels like something is crackling or grinding under left rib cage?

It feels like something is crackling or grinding under left rib cage?

Ribs: Hace you had trauma to the ribs? Did you ever break any ribs? Otherwise it is most likely related to your stomach. ...Read more

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44 year old woman has pain in back and under left rib cage. Pain worsens when laying down. Duration for approximately one week.?

Pleurisy or muscular: Most of the time pain in the chest is either from inflammation of the lining of the lungs known as pleurisy or from a muscle pull/strain. ...Read more

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Lump under left rib cage. Could it be a floating rib?

Lump under left rib cage. Could it be a floating rib?

Yes, at the back, --: If its swollen for any reason. Generally ribs do not swell, unless growing a cyst or a tumor in it.
These are extremely uncommon, to say the least. A healing fracture off a bone could be felt as a swelling.
These are located at the back, on either side of the spine and covered by plenty of muscles. Difficult to be seen or felt easily, except in a very skinny person. ...Read more