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Started today.pain on right side under rib. keeps coming and going, not severe, feels a bit like stitch. 27yr old?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Splenic Flexure: Is the curve of large bowel which comes up (the ascending colon #1) from the small bowel and takes a turn across your body (transverse colon#2)....IT TENDS TO COLLECT A GAS BUBBLE...which distends the bowel thus causing pain! See Diagram Hope this helps ! DR Z
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Pay attention: This could be the start of multiple things. Did the pain start after a meal?, Could be early sign of gallstones. Difficulty with urination, nausea, or fever? Could be sign of kidney infection or kidney stone. Keep an eye out for rash. Could be start of shingles, superficial skin infection or more serious systemic infection. Recent history of trauma, (soccer?), could be rib hairline fx.

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