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Why Do I Have Pain Under My Left Bottom Rib Cage
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
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
Any advice? I have noticed that my left rib cage, bottom right of it sticks out more than my right rib cage. So is this normal?
Yes and no: Not perfectly " normal" but not unusual. A fairly high percentage of people will have what is known as an symmetric trunk rotation which can be associated with an symmetric appearance to their trunk/ribs, it can sometimes be associated with scoliosis as well. Don't hesitate to mention to your primary care doctor next time you are seen. ...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
At the bottom of my left rob cage, I can feel like a soft movable ball attached to it (where it almost meets right rib cage) is this normal or what?
Ball: It sounds like you may have a fatty tumor called lipoma, which is benign in nature. It's my guess, of course, so checking with a local doc is advisable if you're concerned or if it bothers you. ...Read more
Now and again I get a pain that's under my left rib and sometimes goes round to my back its at the bottom of my rib cage, it's mainly wen I'm sitting?
See answer: Pain under the left rib that radiates around to the back when sitting could be due to a number of causes. More often than not it's musculoskeletal in origin or a pinched nerve. Pain that has been intermittent for over a year, without getting worse, is less likely to be due to a serious cause. However if the pain concerns you, trust your intuition and see your physician for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
I have swelling on left side of the bottom of rib cage when I touch it not the same as right side no major pain but discomfort and sometimes feel slig?
Trauma? Shingles: Dear YKarim, have you hit the area? If not, when reading this, I got concerned about Shingles (Herpes zoster) in which case, early antivirals will help. Monitor if you develop redness or bumps in the skin. Costochondritis is another though. A virtual or personal consult might help to clarify the reason. Good luck. ...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
Left rib cage hurts there's something under there. I can feel it with my finger bottom middle part im scared what can it be?
I been having pain on my left side of my rib cage, should I worry since I had it all day yesterday, and also right on the bottom of my spine it aches?
Be ready: If you have fever, shortness of breath or weak and lightheaded, you should be evaluated today. If you feel ok other than the pain, and symptoms are not worsening, you could wait and see if it persists for a couple of days, especially if you can identify a well-defined area of tenderness in the chest wall. That would tell you it's probably a musculoskeletal problem. Low back pain may be unrelated. ...Read more
Everyday I've been having dull continues pain under my rib cage at the bottom. It'll go left and right. Sometimes it's hard to sleep. I'm 21 an scared?
Check it out: See your doc. Numerous possibilities.Get a more detailed answer ›
Periodically I have been getting this bubbling gurgling feeling. It feels like it is under the very bottom of my left rib cage. It can be pretty inten?
Gut sounds: These are your guts processing what u ate. ...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
I have a lump at the bottom centre of my rib cage and the top right of my ribs feel like it has sunk in. It's uneven from the left side?
Lump center of ribs: Suspect you are feeling the normal xiphiod process. Go to wikipedia for details. ...Read more
I have a lump on my left rib cage at the bottom. It moves when touched, is soft and I only noticed it while lying down. It doesn't hurt.
Lipoma: This sounds like an lipoma, which is a benign fat lump. You may have others, but just to be safe have a doctor have a look at it ...Read more
I have a knot w sharp pain I my left side right at the bottom rib cage that is right under the skin and it moves in the same area it hurts a lot
Could be hernia: Sometimes the small intestines can herniate in your side similar to your groin. If persists, should get it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more
I was doing side sit-ups when I started to feel a sharp pain just under the bottom of my rib cage on my left side. Now it hurts bad when I move.
Dime-sized lump right under skin. At bottom of left rib-cage, no pain. No unique medical history. Not rock hard, but not soft either. Moves a Little.
Lipoma: Have your doctor take a look to be sure. ...Read more
I have what seems to be a swollen left rib cage, toward the bottom. It's been like this for a while now. No pain, but discomfort and pressure in the a?
Now way 2 answer-: -with out an exam & possible images. If it has been gradually getting bigger, make an appt with a thoracic surgeon. Most likely benign, but there R some benign tumors that R locally invasive, & if not able 2 Dx on the visit, follow recommendations. ...Read more
More info needed: It is very difficult to answer this question without more information about type of pain, location, duration etc. ...Read more
Persistent abdomen pain near bottom left side, radiating upward toward Rib cage. Usually comes and goes, today won't go away. What can it be?
Hi, I'm 32 years old; I noticed that my left side of the rib cage one bone near the bottom of the cage is dent inward. Should I go to the clinic?
No: Rib cages often have asymmetries like these. If you feel okay, ignore it. ...Read more
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
Have pain to touch on left rib cage starting at bottom rib up to almost my arm pit. No injury. Doesn't bother me otherwise. Could this be lymph node?
Pain on left side at bottom of rib cage in e front. Does not get worse with exercise. Pain is intermittent. It is like an ache not a throbbing pai?
PAIN FROM COLON: This type of pain is most often associated with either increased air in the colon or smooth muscle spasm of the colon, especially if it is intermittent. Supplementing with acidophilus and magnesium aspartate from a professional source may help here. Increase fiber to prevent constipation and promote regular bowel movements as well. Consider an abdominal x-ray to rule out anything more serious. ...Read more
I'm 23yr female with fam history of cancer and I have a small hard lump with some pain on lower left rib cage that is movable. It goes from on top of rib cage to under bottom of it. Can u please help me?
It might be an EXOSTOSIS (small bony lump originating in one of your ribs) HOWEVER the only way to be totally re-assured is to visit your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a "look see" and opinion!
Hope this is helpful/Good Luck
Dr Z ...Read more
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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