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What Would Cause Left Side Bottom Part Of Rib Cage Push Out About An Inch Alomg With Pain
Hmm???: Without knowing your history, nor examining you it is difficult to say. Visit your doctor to get a full examination and figure it out. ...Read more
A number of causes::
1: from your spine;
2: from the ribs, underlying lung or the heart;
3: underlying abdominal structures, like spleen, colon, pancreas, or left kidney.
See your PCP and have an examination and investigations to elucidate the cause of your problem.
Good Luck. ...Read more
I'm having severe, localized pain in my back on the left side, about where my rib cage ends. Any ideas what could cause it?
Left back pain: The differential diagnosis for your condition is huge. It could be a pain from kidney stone to localized muscular pain to a referred pain from underlying condition. I would recommend you to be seen by a doctor and get examined and probably obtain labs. If the pain is severe, you should visit a emergency room ...Read more
LUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. An exam is appropriate for clarity of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
3-4 times a day I have sharp stabbing pain for few seconds close to end of rib cage about 2-3 inches from center on left side.what could it be?
Plan: Your description as very good. But we still can not make a diagnosis on line because you need clinical evaluation and definitely some tests. Please, go to your doctor. ...Read more
Spleen & stomach: Lower edge of spleen and upper edge of stomach are in this area. ...Read more
36yr male, found a lump below rib cage on my back, left side about 3-4 inches from my spine and closer to my side. No pain and under skin. What is it?
Lump: Hard to tell exactly what it is without seeing or feeling it, but if it is well circumscribed, mobile, chances are it is a sebacious cyst - a cyst originated from an oil gland whose oil could not evacuate and built inside to form a cyst. It's benign but above certain pressure it may pop open and get infected. ...Read more
I have a 24/7 bad chest pain directly where my heart is; left side of my sternum about six inches above my rib cage, what r the possibilities, I am 22?
Cp: Very likely if ur healthy this is not cardiac. Many others such as musculoskeletal, pleurisy, referred pain can do it . We go by risk factors and it sounds atypical. Please see pcp. ...Read more
Hi my Girlfriends left bottom part of her rib cage is swollen and she complains of pain. she has gal bladder problems i think she might have gal stones could this be the cause? And what Medication can we use temporarily for gal stones
Pain on the left rib: region is likely not related to the gall bladder b/c the gall bladder is located underneath the lower Rt. rib cage. Gall stones are very common and inflammation of the gall bladder can be aggravated by eating fatty foods. Avoiding fatty foods helps to reduce the frequency of gall bladder attacks. However, if the pain is on her left side, it is not likely gall bladder. If it persists, see doc. ...Read more
I have a lump directly below my rib cage on my back, left side. Feels like a lump on a muscle but there’s not one the other side. It’s about half an inch- an inch long. Just feels a tiny bit sore, all my back muscles ache at top too. ?
Lump on back: Could be lipoma ( benign) , or a ganglion cyst though that is a rare area. But would follow up w/ dermatologist or surgeon as may need biopsy to make sure it is not something else. Muscle may ache from pressure of lesion but may be another entity as well, like strain, cervical spine issues, even sore throats , Be up to date on mammograms. f/u/ w /dermatology ...Read more
I have a lump on my left rib cage about 2-3 inches under my breast, it hurts sometimes and have found a few more on both sides. Bean sized and smaller?
Please seek medical attention and have them checked out by a doctor.
Could be a minor issue like lipomas, cysts, fibromas or more serious lesions like infection, systemic conditions like arthritis condition, neurofibromas and metastases( very unlikely given your age) ...Read more
go see a doctor.
Consider being seen: There are a number of possibilities and if it does not improve, you should consider being seen. Among the structures on the left side in that area are the lung, ribs, stomach and pancreas, all of which could potentially cause pain. Costochondritis, which is an inflammation of the rib-cartilage junction is among the more common causes and is quite benign, but you could also have a pneumonia. ...Read more
Let me explain:
Two main reasons for pain in that area.
1-urinary tract system.
2- muscular-skeletal system.
There are many other reasons but those the most common ones. ...Read more
Pleuritic Chest Pain:
Inflammation :of Lung and covering of Lungs called Pleura occurs mainly due to Viral infection any chest wall movement like Taking deep Breath/ Coughing/laughing can cause pain in certain part of chest.
Infection: Bronchitis causing muscle pull from repeated coughing lead to localized chest pain
Trauma: Fall or injury to can cause pain while pressing or coughing to a localized area ...Read more
See a doctor: This could be many causes, such as heart, stomach problem or rib cage injury, etc. You better see a doctor to get a full exam. ...Read more
So, my one side of my rib cage is higher up than the other by about an inch. Is that bad or weird?
No: Some assymetry like this is quite normal. Muscles can develop differently on one side compared to the other depending on your activities and which hand is dominant. ...Read more
Should I be worried I've had a pain in my left side of the back of my rib cage at the bottom. I've had this pain for4 days.
Pain for 4 days: It depends if the pain is getting better or not. If it is getting better, then you should not be worried. If it is not getting better, then it becomes a concern. See if it is better or gone in the next couple of days. If it is not better or worsens, then I would recommend that you get it evaluated. ...Read more
Pulse feeling: Under the left rib cage is tye spleen, if it is tender and pulsating you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
What is the cause and how can I fix it when I have pain in the left side of the rib cage under the breast?
Dietary, gas, spleen: Kimberly, there are air pockets that can move if you touch your toes and move about, then lie on the side of the pain on the ground. Repeat this process if it helps a little... If you are constipated eat metamucil and yoghurt (organic fat free, plain). Drink a glass of water afterwards, wait and repeat the above. If you have family with sickle cell blood get yourself checked. ...Read more
What can cause u to have a tingling in ur lower left side front rib cage when laying down and should I worry?
Sever left side pain around rib cage for about a week constant ongoing never ending very sharp shooting and staving pain?
Need Work Up: Severe left-sided pain around the rib cage could indicate a problem in any of the following areas: stomach and gas, cardiac, lung-related, musculoskeletal, intestinal, pancreas and less likely spleen. Given the constant and unremitting nature of your pain, I would suggest an urgent evaluation, possibly with ultrasound and routine bloodwork to start. ...Read more
I've been coughing too much that my left side of the body near the bottom of the rib cage hurts. Is this something of a concern?
Not usually: Pain in that location after coughing is usually caused by a strain of the muscles and ligaments used to generate a forceful expiration - i.e. A cough or sneeze. It will usually resolve in a few days with anti-inflammatory medications. If the pain should become unbearable or be accompanied by fever, bloody sputum, or significant shortness of breath you should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more
What would cause pain in the left side under rib cage. It is consistently coming every 5 or so minutes and lasting 10-15 seconds.?
GI spasms?: "stomach pain" can be caused by lots of things & may indeed originate outside the GI tract. Further evaluation is in order before anyone can answer "what to do." your doctor will want to re-examine you as well as know the quality, timing, duration, location, & associations (eating, position, activity, stooling, urinating) of your pain to better direct the next appropriate testing. ...Read more
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