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Abdominal Pain Below Rib Cage
I've been have abdominal pain right below my rib cage in the middle. It also feels really hard if I press on this area.
My 56 yr old husband is having abdominal pain just below the rib cage. He says it runs across the abdomen. He is diabetic. Has high cholesterol.?
I'm 5 months pregnant and have started having some abdominal pain. It starts below my rib cage on both sides. I've had my gall bladder removed already?
Persistent abdomen pain near bottom left side, radiating upward toward Rib cage. Usually comes and goes, today won't go away. What can it be?
Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
I fell while snowboarding and kind of hurt my left abdomen. Pain on my upper left rib cage has gradually worsened and is tender to touch. Any concern?
I have a belly button pain on right side, acid reflux, growling abdomen, pain under right rib cage?
I have this weird abdominal ache on my right back flank under my rib cage. Hurts sometimes when standing. It feels tired and a dull ache. Ct scan ok.?
Ache: Recommend blood work to check liver functions, if not already done. ...Read more
I've got a single large gallstone. Had some epigastric pain in the night that spread along my lower right rib cage. The pain lasted 5 hours?
I've been having upper abdominal pain near my rib cage. Particularly in the upper middle of my stomach. What does this mean?
Doctor can evaluate: Upper abdominal pain can be from "acid" pains, such as a stomach ulcer, just gastritis with no ulcer, or reflux (heartburn). An infection with H. pylori bacteria can lead to stomach ulcer pains (an acid blocker can help). One needs more evaluation by her primary care doctor. Heart disease, rib and cartilage problems, pancreatitis, gallstones, or various cancers can cause upper abdominal pain. ...Read more
Gallbladder removed 11 months ago. I have been having epigastric pain for several weeks now and severe pain and nausea under the right rib cage after?
Bile duct stone?: There are a number of tests, ultrasound, mrcp that you could have to rule out a retained or new primary gallstone in your bile ducts. If these are clear an EGD/ERCP may help. IF negative you may need additional testing. If it is not a stone then review your meds. Many things can cause right sided pain. See a surgeon or GI doc ...Read more
I have been going through severe lower and upper abdominal pain with mild to severe cramping in the rib cage under the chest plate area any possibilit?
See below: Severe pain in the chest or abdomen could be serious. See your doctor as soon as possible ...Read more
Right upper abdominal pain, under rib cage when walking for the past 3 months. After recent flight feel pain also at night spreading to back. Concerns?
Biliary colic: You may have gall bladder disease, i.e. Stones. A frequent symptom is being awakened at night with RUQ pain and radiation around o the back, caused by a stone rolling into the neck of the gall bladder and obstructing the cystic duct. An ultrasound of the gall bladder should be done to diagnose this. ...Read more
Upper abdominal pain sharp stabbg pain under right rib cage when I sit up no appetite for 5 days extreme nausea no appendix gallbladder what can I do?
RUQ pain: It sounds from your history that your gallbladder has been removed. It could be adhesions from the previous surgery that is causing a partial bowel obstruction, it seems less likely but possible to be an inflammation of the small bowel. A CT scan of the abdomen with oral and IV contrast may help to make the diagnosis. ...Read more
Is this serious? Do I need to seek medical attention? Central upper abdominal pain appearing about an hour after eating. Between rib cage and belly button...Waves of pain has been lasting several hours...Sometimes severe. Cramplike. Male 54 years old
Other: Other things to consider if this happens routinely after you eat are gallstones and inadequate blood supply to the bowel. Gallstone pain is classically brought on by eating fatty foods and is most easily tested for with ultrasound. The problem of inadequate blood supply to the bowel (called mesenteric ischemia) is much less common than gallstones. It can also be tested for with ultrasound, though the tech needs to know that he or she should be looking at blood vessels. ...Read more
I have lower abdominal pain and constant upper abdominal pain right at the top of my rib cage. Plus the bridge of my nose feels like its buzzing?
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more