A 22-year-old female asked:
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why would i keep having sharp pains under my right rib cage ?

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Depends: Rib pain can be muscular, bony or on the surface if associated with a rash., blood clot, collapsed lung, heart attack to name a few. Go to the hospital emergency room if you are concerned.
Answered on Oct 31, 2014
Dr. Keith Leap
27 years experience Emergency Medicine
Possibilities: Pain under your right rib cage can be due to irritation of your lung lining, or pleura. This pain is called pleurisy. It can be from inflammation of unknown source, or it can be from pneumonia or bronchitis where the cough causes irritation. In some instances, cancers can cause that pain, as can a blood clot in the lung. However, gallbladder pain can also. So please see your doctor soon.
Answered on May 23, 2015
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