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pain under right rear rib cage

A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Grobman
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
More info?: At rest? With exertion? Does it hurt to breathe or have pressure on ribs on right? If so, should be checked out by pcp. Could be liver or irritation o ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Some possiblities: Thoracic disc herniation could cause that. May be we are getting the shingles in the back area. Some time we have to think about some problem in the ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
71 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Posterior chest pain: Sounds like a slipped rib joint. Check with an osteopath or a chiropractor to manipulate a rib facet.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susana Sixto-rodriguez
24 years experience Family Medicine
Burning rash: What you are describing sounds like shingles. Have you been under a lot of stress? You need to go to the ER or go see your doctor for medication for ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Owen
40 years experience Emergency Medicine
Need more info: Not enough detail to provide reasoned response. Age? Sex? Known medical problems? Current medications? When started? Any injury/trauma/new exercise or ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Mills
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Multiple: Possibilities are numerous 1 gallbladder attacks 2.Musculoskeletal--rib pain 3. Lung problem--infection , clot etc should see an md to be exam ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an in ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Donald Collins
40 years experience Family Medicine
Strain?: Did you lift or strain? This can cause rib/side pains. Are you coughing or short of breath? Think of bronchitis or pneumonia. Are you having nause ... Read More
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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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
Kidney: There are several diseases that can cause pain in this area. Kidney stones are the first thing that came to mind when i read your question but infecti ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Pains: Several things n that area-lungs, stomach, ribs, spleen, etc. You need a full History and physical with steady pain to properly diagnose what you may ... Read More
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
See a doc: Some questions just cannot be answered well in a forum like this, especially if your symptoms have literally dozens of possible causes, from completel ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashid Khan
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Go to ER: Get evaluated by an emergency room physician.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Multiple potential causes, from superficial causes such as a pulled muscle, costochondritis , etc. Or a deeper cause which can include problems with t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tomas Powell
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Muscle/gallbl/shingl: Could be muscular vs. Pleurisy. Could be gallbladder, especially if worse after eating. Could be shingles. Look for rash. May simply be irritation fr ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Gerbino
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Need more info.: Structures in that area are spleen, kidney, diaphragm, and intestines. True muscle spasm that comes on after exercise is most likely diaphragm and wil ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Several things: are possible including muscle/ligament strain, infection, inflammation of the lining of the lung. If lower down on the side, then could also be relat ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Need tests to treat: If pain is sharp , need to find thecause by exam and tests to find the cause , please see your doctor , or go to nearest er.
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Gittman
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Costovertebral pain: Pain in the costobertebral angle area, which is the area you describe, may have various causes and is commonly associated with conditions involving th ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Lister
27 years experience General Surgery
Likely Gallbladder: Right upper abdominal pain radiating to the back is often gallbladder related but could be an ulcer or pancreatitis. Best to get checked by a doctor. ... 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 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Hard to tell: It is difficult to be specific diagnostically when the symptoms are so vague. This could be many different things including musical skeletal, splenic, ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
See Dr: Likely suspects being liver or gallbladder with inflammation/irritation causing discomfort when pushed on (by you from below or diaphragm from above ... 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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