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A 52-year-old female asked:

Having pains to my ribs right side and sorness to touch?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Many things: Trauma is usually obvious, fracturing the ribs or bruising the soft tissue in the area. Inflammation can occur without trauma. If there is a rash and you had chicken pox in the past, it could be shingles (herpes zoster). Sometimes tumors will involve the ribs and lead to fracture and pain. If pain does not improve with over the counter medication and time or is severe, see your primary doctor.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the organs under ribs on right side?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Lung: Directly under the ribs on the right side is the lung. A portion of the thymus gland protrudes to the right and the liver is directly under the right side ribs. A rare condition in which the internal organs are reversed places the heart under the right side.
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Last updated Mar 26, 2013

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