soft oblong lump under right side rib cage. I have had stomach problems for about 6 weeks now. I just noticed the lump last week and had my doctor look at it. I just had a ct …scan done of my stomach and everything came back normal. My doctor thinks it's just fatty tissue but wants ot have it removed to check. Should I be worried? (MORE)
Back pain under the left rib cage is a dilemma for all patients suffering from it. Any constant pain is viewed by doctors as a very serious disorder or disease and requires im…mediate attention and cure. The rib cage is a formation that is composed by the thoracic vertebrae and ribs, sternum-breastbone, and the coastal cartilages that links the ribs to the sternum. The term cage is defined as a structure to house animals. The rib cage is a similar structure which houses and also protects the animal heart and lungs, also known as a thoracic cage in medical terms..
In the chest-thorax, nerves emerge from the spine and divide into two parts. The first part heads to the under part of the skin and further sends fibers to the surface of the skin it also travels half way around the chest. The second nerve travels from the bottom of the rib right around the sternum bone, and also surfaces to the skin and then heads back towards the side of the same level as the first nerve. A pain in the rib cage can be any pain or discomfort in the area of the ribs..
A fractured or cracked rib can cause rib cage pain, costochondritis, inflammation of the cartilage near the breastbone, osteoporosis and pleurisy. If you do encounter such ribcage you must first get the area x-rayed so as to determine if your ribs are fractured. In the event of a fractured rib an immediate surgery should be scheduled. If you've been suffering this pain for a long period of time (3 months or more) it's necessary to go for an MRI or CT scan and consult a professional to check for nerve damage, tumor or cancer..
Inflammation of the cartilage that is between the ribs and breastbone can cause pain around the back and down the arms. This pain is such that it might radiate a sensation as if you were having a heart attack or lung problems. Although the duration of this condition is short but very painful and uncomfortable during the period it lasts..
There may be times when you will visit a gastroenterologist because of the constant back pain under your left rib cage because the problem starts with your stomach. You might often feel hungry and the feel the urge to let out a big growl, no matter how much you eat it still does not matter, but instead results in heart burn and pain on the left side underneath the cage. To eliminate the possibility of an infection of the intestine or pancreas routine blood pathology is conducted. Digestive, gastro and bowel disorders should be ruled out after seeking doctor's medical advice. These indications might make you think it's due to twisted bowel, so a through checkup of the colon should be scheduled. (MORE)
I have that right now. Up until today I had a spasm feeling in that area that has been going on for a few months. My ultrasound was O.K . I am getting refered to a GI Dr. I am… not a doctor but from the research I have done I think it is my Gallbladder. My pain had been a mild anoyance until now, but sharp pain under the right rib cage, sometimes with vomiting usually is the Gallbladder. (MORE)
There are many causes of left subcostal pain. It could be muscular pain, pain referred from the chest or spine, gastritis, hiatus hernia or flatulence, and not forgetting of c…ardiac origin- angina or heart attack (MORE)
The ribs have many muscles attached to them called intercostal muscles and perhaps you could have pulled one of those. Or perhaps it's only gas pain. Your gallbladder is also …in that area. I suggest you see your physician and see if some tests could be run if you are that uncomfortable. But think on the positive side and think something minor! I'm not a doctor so I would suggest you see yours if it gets worse. (MORE)