A member asked:

I hurt under my right ribs and sometimes into my back. i also feel it under my left ribs sometimes. caffeine and alcohol trigger it. what is this?

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Dr. Joyce Pastore answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Rib pain: Unsure the cause of your pain. It sounds musculoskeletal, but you are attributing it to beverages, so it is not clear. Avoid caffeine and alcohol for a week, and see if the pains recur. Get a urine and blood test to check your kidney function.

Answered 10/5/2014

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