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I have sharp stabbing pain under right rib cage (2 days) So bad sometimes it takes my breath away. Hx of bleeding ulcer (3). Is going to er crazy?

I have sharp stabbing pain under right rib cage (2 days) So bad  sometimes it takes my breath away. Hx of bleeding ulcer (3). Is going to er crazy?

Not at all.: it is possible that your symptoms are related to your previous ulcer disease, but there could be other possibilities also, which need to be sorted out. If your symptoms are severe, it is completely reasonable to go to the emergency room. See a doctor ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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Burning feeling upper stomach directly below rib cage. No other symptoms. Ulcer perhaps?

Burning feeling upper stomach directly below rib cage. No other symptoms. Ulcer perhaps?

Pain: Ulcer presentation is usually more than just pain - indigestion, nausea, heartburn, pain with relation to food ingestion. Although, if you are taking Ibuprofen and other nsaids, the chance of ulcer is definitely higher. Stop those. Try zantac (ranitidine) or priosec, see if it helps. ...Read more

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I have a known hiatial hernia ulcers as of july 2013. This past week i keep having pain under lower rib cage, dull sever pain. Belching a lot helps?

I have a known hiatial hernia  ulcers as of july 2013.  This past week i keep having pain under lower rib cage, dull sever pain. Belching a lot helps?

See gastroenterology: You may need to have an upper endoscopy done to see if there is active gastritis, reflux esophagitis or peptic ulcer disease. You may need to have testing for h. Pylori if not done, and to have your antacid regimen maximized, depending on the findings. Also seeing a dietician may help in avoiding foods that worsen this discomfort. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has pain in abdomen to the right just below rib cage only at night, been checked for ulcer, gallstones, had scan and also colposcopy?

My girlfriend has pain in abdomen to the right just below rib cage only at night, been checked for ulcer, gallstones, had scan  and  also colposcopy?

Biliary dyskinesia : Pain in the right upper abdominal quadrant after ruling out gastric ulcer could still be gallbladder related. Biliary dyskinesia could be an example. It is diagnosed by a hida scan with cck. It essentially a poorly functioning gb that is over distended. Hida scan is a dynamic study that show that emptying capability of the gb. Check it out with a surgeon and good luck. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left abdomen near rib cage. Xray of ribs and blood work on spleen normal. What else could it be? Ulcer maybe?

Pain in upper left abdomen near rib cage. Xray of ribs and blood work on spleen normal. What else could it be? Ulcer maybe?

Many things: Costochondritis of anterior rib not usually seen on xray. Pain in upper abdomen can because by different organs in region.Pancreatitis, gastritis or ulcer, duodenum with duodenitis or ulcer,colitis , and eophagitis and reflux can cause upper abdominal pain. Endoscopy of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum often reveals the problem .Should be referred to gasroenterologist if symptoms continue. ...Read more

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My Mother in law has a Hernia Or an Ulcer (Golf ball Size bulge above her belly button right below her rib cage, it ruptured today is that deadly?

Urgent visit: You should take her to seek medical attention this morning. If that means an ER visit, then go. If in fact it is a hernia, any skin ulceration is a potentially life threatening condition. Not immediate like a gun shot wound, but something that need to be looked and treated within hours. Given the time it takes to get to, and in to the ER, then evaluated, etc., you should go now. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I get burning sensation in the middle of the breast bone area under the rib cage when i drink or eat certain things. Heart burn or stomach ulcer?

I get burning sensation in the middle of the breast bone area under the rib cage when i drink or eat certain things. Heart burn or stomach ulcer?

Several things: This should be evaluated by your primary doctor (and possibly gastroenterologist). This could be ulcer, viral infection, fungal infection, bacterial infection, or allergic inflammation. Your doctor may just start you on medications or may decide you need to have an endoscopy (where a camera is placed into your mouth and down into your stomach). ...Read more

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Having sharp pains on my right side under my rib cage it's been happening on and off today in a lot of pain I do get stomach alcer's could it be that?

Having sharp pains on my right side under my rib cage it's been happening on and off today in a lot of pain I do get stomach alcer's could it be that?

Maybe, maybe not: It could be ulcers, but it could also be gall bladder issues. You need an evaluation to determie the actual cause. If pain is severe, or you have fever, chills, or uncontrolled vomiting you need evaluation asap at a your MDs , a walk in or the ER. ...Read more

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Bmi or body type mesomorph? Which one is better I want to be 115. Right now i'm 142 but my rib cage is showing i'm 5"5' what can I do?

Bmi or body type mesomorph? Which one is better I want to be 115. Right now i'm 142 but my rib cage is showing i'm 5"5' what can I do?

Depends: By the growth charts of the cdc your expected weight for height would be 120lb while a bmi chart would put you at 132 lb to be average weight for height. Most would agree that more muscle mass is preferred to more chub, and both charts do not make a distinction. Your pcp can give you specific recommendations based on your body. See:www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more