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Swelling in my left side

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  • Posted By: simon_warren
  • November 29, 2007
  • 05:39 PM

Hello

I have a swelling (Approach the size of a babys forarm) just at the base of the left side of my rib cage). It feels numb to poke and prod. I am in prety good shape but have recently gained quite a bit of weight. I dont know if its my spleen or anything like that.

Any one any ideas what it could be? Im a 23 year old male.

Hope you can help

SImon Warren

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  • Get to a doctor right away.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • November 29, 2007
    • 06:03 PM
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  • thanks Im trying to get an appointment but cant at the moment, any ideas what it might be?
    simon_warren 2 Replies
    • November 29, 2007
    • 06:07 PM
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  • get to a doctor faster? :P also maybe its an allergic reaction. I don't know if that swelling gets numb tho... Edit: whoa left side, near center or not? that's right above your heart O.O
    not a fifty five 34 Replies
    • November 29, 2007
    • 06:13 PM
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  • It's trouble; you need to get in. If you can't get in then you should go to the emergency room.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • November 29, 2007
    • 06:15 PM
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  • marvollous! Anyway have phone docs for about the millionth time today, finally go through phone tommororw, and if no appointments I can get a phne consultation
    simon_warren 2 Replies
    • November 29, 2007
    • 06:18 PM
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  • also, if I were you I'd look up "rib swelling" in the symptom search here. Luckily, you've only got like 24 possible causes to wade through and look at the professional guide to diseases 8th addition descriptions :P You will not likely find out on your own what it is, but if you have a good idea what it is you can look at the special considerations/treatment and see if there's any activites that severely aggravate it.
    not a fifty five 34 Replies
    • November 29, 2007
    • 09:21 PM
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