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I have a hard, fixed mass under left rib cage. No pain, doesn't show on x-ray...?

I have a hard, fixed mass under left rib cage. No pain, doesn't show on x-ray...?

Cont to follow: You need to continue to f/up with your DR concerning this.
It is impossible to give you reassurance about this without an exam ...Read more

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I have pain under my right rib cage...I am a smoker, 29 yrs old. Had a chest X-ray less than a ur ago and everything was good?

I have pain under my right rib cage...I am a smoker, 29 yrs old. Had a chest X-ray less than a ur ago and everything was good?

Pain under rib cage: Please provide more information in regards to the pain, is it dull, throbbing, stabbing or burning in nature. As you have stated that you are a smoker. And if it burning sensation under your rib cage then it could be due to acid reflux take zantac (ranitidine) and see if that helps alleviate the pain ...Read more

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Blood work, urinalysis and X-ray of chest normal but bilateral abodominal pain just below rib cage persist. Can it be cancel?

Blood work, urinalysis and X-ray of chest normal but bilateral abodominal pain just below rib cage persist. Can it be cancel?

Hard to say.: How long have you had the pain? Do you have other symptoms, like weight loss, change in bowel or bladder habits, unexplained vaginal bleeding, night sweats, etc.,? Do you have af family history or any risk factors for cancer? The fact that those tests were normal is good but more testing is needed to find out cause if pain continues. Good luck! ...Read more

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Left/upper rib cage pain for 6 weeks, rib cage sticks out. Any ideas? Docs say posture/anxiety related. Blood test shows low platlet count. X-ray soon

X-rays is the answer: If there is swelling and pain, x-rays is the best way to check if there is underlying bone tumor. In that case both symptoms will be increasing progressively. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and I accidentally found out I have scoliosis afyer a chest X-ray looking for causes of my dyspnoea likely cause? My rib cage sticks out on left

I'm 19 and I accidentally found out I have scoliosis afyer a chest X-ray looking for causes of my dyspnoea likely cause? My rib cage sticks out on left

Scoliosis: Unless severe and/or accompanied by significant thoracic deformity, incidentally discovered idiopathic scoliosis would not likely cause any breathing problems. ...Read more

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Can I take iburprofen for right side rib cage pain? And what can it be I had x rays and everything looks normal doctor said.

Can I take iburprofen for right side rib cage pain? And what can it be I had x rays and everything looks normal doctor said.

"Pleurodynia": A very fancy sounding medical name for pain in the rib cage usually made worse with breathing and usually due to a harmless viral illness. Another cause may be a simple "pull" of the intercostal (muscles between our ribs which help us breathe. You can take ibuprofen for both of these reasons. As long as your chest xray is negative NOT TO WORRY! ...Read more

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I have a painful lump on my left rib cage. I had two ultrasounds and three x-rays in the past two years and they found nothing. What is this?

I have a painful lump on my left rib cage. I had two ultrasounds and three x-rays in the past two years and they found nothing. What is this?

Could be....: This lump might need evaluated by more advanced imaging, such as an MRI or ct scan. There may be some soft tissue pathology or even a nondisplaced rib nonunion that is being missed by these imaging modalities. ...Read more

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I have a dull pain that comes and goes in my right upper quadrent under my rib cage I had x rays done at ER it's not my gull bladder or a blood clot?

I have a dull pain that comes and goes in my right upper quadrent under my rib cage I had x rays done at ER it's not my gull bladder or a blood clot?

Pain in the side!: Ruq pain can come from a variety of different sources. Gall bladder is a common source however but one of many possibilities. Xray surely isn't going to decipher if the pain is gallbladder related. Ultimately you would need to get an ultrasound of your gallbladder. Other things that can cause RUQ pain include, pleurisity, trauma, hepatitis, musculoskeletal. ...Read more

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What causes recurrent pleurisy, with consistent pain in the lower rib cage that is not effected by breathing? Clear xray, spirometry good

What causes recurrent pleurisy, with consistent pain in the lower rib cage that is not effected by breathing? Clear xray, spirometry good

Something else: If this is not affected by breathing, it is not likely from pleurisy but from something else at the lower rib cage. If your family doctor can't help you, get a second opinion. ...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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Left rib cage swollen and painful, clean xray, ultrasound, and ct. What to do now?

Left rib cage swollen and painful, clean xray, ultrasound, and ct. What to do now?

Musculoskeletal: Rib cage pain can be due to problems in any of the building blocks of that structure. Negative imaging of the bony elements is reassuring however a good clinical exam performed correctly should help to further narrow down a possible cause. If this is a nerve or muscle issue further imaging may not be helpful although your doc may consider an MRI or bone scan. A trial of therapy may be indicated. ...Read more

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Non painful swelling on right rib cage around the front middle. Just appeared today. Just had bloodwork chest xray yesterday all normal. Sprain?

Doubt a sprain: Usually if you have a sprain of the rib muscles and tendons it is pretty painful. If this swollen area is not tender when you push on it, I would just watch it and wait, since the x-ray was fine.
James n. Dillard, md. ...Read more

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Constipated and full, chills like fever, pain under the left rib cage for a month now. Very unwell. Which exam to check pliz. Xray good, ECG good. Thx?

Constipated and full, chills like fever, pain under the left rib cage for a month now. Very unwell. Which exam to check pliz. Xray good, ECG good. Thx?

Not your heart: Your symptoms suggest diverticulitis. You're young for that. Something's up. It's in your digestive tract. Parasite? You need some testing. Start with your primary care doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had severe pain under my right shoulder blade that radiates to my right rib cage in a squeezing motion. Chest xray clear and labs fine.

Strained: Sunbcapularis (Muscle under scapula) can do this. Rest and apply heat (although muscle is below the wingbone and it will take a while to get better)

Hope this helps
Good luck
Dr Z ...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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Many swollen neck lymphs. Itchy eyes. Hard lumps started on collarbone (was painful now isn't), more painless ones formed in 3 months, rib cage, shin, back of neck few on chest. Good blood work, blood counts, crp, clean chest x-ray. No other symptoms

Many swollen neck lymphs. Itchy eyes. Hard lumps started on collarbone (was painful now isn't), more painless ones formed in 3 months, rib cage, shin, back of neck few on chest. Good blood work, blood counts, crp, clean chest x-ray. No other symptoms

Lymph glands: Generalized enlargement of lymph nodes are seen in infectious mononucleosis, malignant blood dyscrasias and other infections. I'm not sure that they would be found on the rib cage itself or on the shin bone. I recommend an evaluation by a hematologist or an infectious disease specialist. A lymph node biopsy as well as other tests may be advised by the specialist. ...Read more

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4.8 x 1.8 x 2.4 low attenuating lesion on spleen. I do have pain under left lower rib cage. Should I be concerned?

4.8 x 1.8 x 2.4 low attenuating lesion on spleen. I do have pain under left lower rib cage. Should I be concerned?

Confusing: You were told it was a low attenuating lesion? Generally not the term physicians use when telling patients results of CT or MRI scans. Usually the terms used are cysts or lesions or masses. Whether it needs further evaluation or not. More info would be helpful. However lesions of the spleen aren't common and usually are benign. You may want to ask your doctor for more info. ...Read more

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Lump on my lower left rib cage, roughly 2 x 1.25 inches, bit soft, movable, painless, only visible and palpable when I stretch upward. Help please?

Lump on my lower left rib cage, roughly 2 x 1.25 inches, bit soft, movable, painless, only visible and palpable when I stretch upward. Help please?

Lipoma: A lipoma is a slow-growing, fatty lump that's most often situated between your skin and the underlying muscle layer. Often a lipoma is easy to identify because it moves readily with slight finger pressure. It's doughy to touch and usually not tender. You may have more than one lipoma. Lipomas can occur at any age, but they're most often detected during middle age. A lipoma isn't cancer. ...Read more

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Spasm under left rib cage?

Spasm under left rib cage?

Need more info.: Structures in that area are spleen, kidney, diaphragm, and intestines. True muscle spasm that comes on after exercise is most likely diaphragm and will resolve with conditioning. Other causes need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in the lower rib cage area?

Pain in the lower rib cage area?

Several causes: In young persons, lower thoracic pain could be due to local trauma (bruise), pain associated with a virus (if the child has a fever), pleurisy (inflammation of the lung's lining), bronchitis, pneumonia or some other cause. If the pain continues, or if there is fever, see the doctor. ...Read more

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Is a deformed rib cage correctible?

Yes, surgically: Surgical correction is possible depending on the extent. ...Read more

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What is under your rib cage of your right?

What is under your rib cage of your right?

The Liver: The body of the liver is being the right ribs. Also in the area is the right kidney, adrenal gland, and part of the colon. The gall bladder is found associated with the liver as well. ...Read more

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I have a knot in between my rib cage, what is this?

I have a knot in between my rib cage, what is this?

Cartilege or bone: This could be post traumatic like a broken rib or it could be a growth of cartilege or of the bone. I would have x-rays and bone scan to evaluate. ...Read more

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My rib cage sticks out! It's unattractive! How can I fix this?

Isn't a way: Sorry...There really is no answer to this one. There isn't a surgery or other treatment that can change how your rib cage appears. And I wouldn't recommend trying. ...Read more

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Why might someone have pain on the left side of their rib cage?

Why might someone have pain on the left side of their rib cage?

Multiple things: A portion of the lung, the pancreas, the small and large bowel are all located deep to the ribs on the left side. If you are having trouble, consider being seen. ...Read more

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Should I go back the docotor if the pain in my rib cage has increased?

Sure: If you have developed a relationship already with your dr. And they area aware of your pains to begin with, and now the pains have increased, you should call them and explain the change of your pain. Depending on what they have done so far, you may warrant further testing or differing treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more