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dull pain on right side below ribs

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Many things: Disk herniation in the spine, organ related pain such as gall bladder, pancreas, intestine or liver. Or chest wall pain due to slipped rib or costocho ... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
On the left side...: On the left side are the stomach, spleen, diaphragm (muscle for breathing), ribs, a part of the colon (large intestine), the tail end of the pancreas, ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Muscle strain: Where the diaphragm attaches to the rib cage there can be strains from coughing, sneezing or simple normal activities of daily living.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
49 years experience Anesthesiology
Notice : If the dull pain is intermittent or steady, clearly localized or diffuse, related to any pressure on your back or side, increases (or decreases) with ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Gall bladder, liver...See you doctor.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: May be something simple like a muscle stitch (spasm) that can be relieved by stretching muscles in that area. Or might be internal problem like liver, ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Nonspecific: Migrating pain could represent excess gas moving through the intestines, or if associated with diarrhea, nausea and vomiting could represent an intest ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Back pain: Back pain or UTI can cause such pain.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Left abdominal: Sharp pain just below the left rib cage is often due to gas entrapment which may be in the left colon or in the actual stomach. If you feel bloated it ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Taddeo
25 years experience Podiatry
Probably : a simple muscle pull. If it hurts with certain motion and feels painful on the surface that's most likely. Get it checked out if it worsens
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
13 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Likely muscle pain: Myofascial pain is the most common pain in the upper back area. www.otwithmd.com.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pain.: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/c ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
12 years experience Pain Management
Rule out ob/gyn: It could be related to a peripheral nerve entrapment but more importantly you would want to visit with you ob/gyn to rule out any gynecological or obs ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
37 years experience Family Medicine
Abd pain: Possibilities include: appendix , gall bladder, ulcer, .... Get in to your doc.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Talk to your doctor: Muscle pain, liver pain, gall bladder disease or pleurisy are likely causes. Please talk your doctor about it.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Check with your PMD: The pattern of your pain is compatible possibly with a gall bladder problem but it could be coming from any other GI structure. I would check with yo ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kaveh Karandish
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Chest pain : It can be related to chostochondritis or inflammation of the joints of ribs attaching to sternum among other reasons ... Your pain in general seems to ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Not sure: Left lower quadrant pain could be caused by intestinal issues, ovarian problems in women, urinary tract issues, uterine issues, referred pain from oth ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Neuralgia: Such sharp,jabbing pains in that area are often due to neuralgia which is an irritable superficial nerve. This is more of a nuisance than anything ser ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rule out appendix: Any pain in the lower right side needs evaluation. This is the area of the appendix and can be an emergency. Remember though, most cases of right lowe ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
13 years experience Family Medicine
See a doctor: Anything that's painful and causes you worry should be examined by a doctor. Be well.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conner
24 years experience Family Medicine
Gallbladder?: If pain is after eating you may have gallbladder disease. You may need an ultrasound to look at liver and gallbladder.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely muscle strain: Get checked just to be safe !

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