What causes discomfort under the rib? - Online Doctor Chats
I'm got an appointment with my GP tomorrow afternoon. For about 2 weeks now I've had some ... discomfort? under my left rib cage, just underneath it, about a third of the way back from my sternum as you you follow the bottom of the rib cage. It's not pain. Sometimes it feels ... full? Like there is a gold ball under it. Occasionally it feels more like the mildest least severe lower abdominal cramp ever.
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It can be swollen spleen
Spleen is the organ that clears blood
I have no distension, swelling visible, or pain.
Even when I press in to the area hard
Sometimes it presents with doscomfort when there is mild infection in blood or abdomen
I would not worry about it if routine tests are coming back normal
Great. And if it persists how long would you wait until you sought further treatment/diagnosis?
You may get tested for infections if any is present
If it is curable then it will clear
usually it reduces if the cause is taken care of
Do you get diarhea
or pain in stomach apart from this pain
No, I do not.
And it's not pain. It just feels light very very light cramp
Spleen is trying to clear it up
Spleen acts like a filter
Almost like a short muscle contraction that then loosenes up.I can feel it 'siezing up' and freeing up, but it's not painful.
Did you take antibiotics for cold?
It is possible that antibiotics resulted in altering of normal flora of intestines and it is resulting in discomfort
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No, I didnt take antibiotics
(I apologize, my intenet connection is very bad)
So it may be just as benign as a muscle spasm
So let us see what your general physician has to say about it after examining you
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