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I feel something move under my rib cage. What is it?

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On my right side I feel something moving below my rib cage and I am 59 years old.

Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Su S replied 7 years ago.

Since how long?

In which part of the right side - front, back, side?

Can you feel any lump?

Any other symptom?

Any past illness? Any test? Any treatment taken?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

The feeling comes and goes for a few days then nothing for months. In the front there is no lump and when I try to lay down I feel nothing there. It feels like a part of a baby moving but no I'm not pregnant. No test taken. The only drug I take is for colestral(sp).

Expert:  Dr Su S replied 7 years ago.

Thank you for the input.
The common cause is movement of distended loops of intestine from gas. The other probables are distended gall bladder, cyst or a growth. It will need a consultation with doctor for examination and investigation like ultrasound or scans to get the precise diagnosis.
Hope this information will help you. Wish you a healthy life.
Any query, please ask.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Is this something that I should worry about and why does it come and go?

Expert:  Dr Su S replied 7 years ago.

As it is intermittent & comes & goes, it is likely to be a distended intestine from gas which should not be a serious concern. Still you should get an examination by your family doctor to be certain.

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