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I have a dull ache in my right side, under my rib cage. Could it be kidney stones?

I have a dull ache in my right side, under my rib cage. Could it be kidney stones?

Yes, but.....: Some kidney stone pain will occur under the rib cage, but kidney stones more often will cause upper back pain. Right sided pain in the front of the body, just under the rib cage can be caused by, but not limited to gallbladder, liver, colon or appendix issues. Further medical evaluation would be needed to determine the cause of your dull ache. ...Read more

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I have right constant dull ache on right and left side under the ribs, flatulence and back pain, upper and lower what could this be?

I have right constant dull ache on right and left side under the ribs, flatulence and back pain, upper and lower what could this be?

Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, causes of abdominal pain can include irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, etc... ...Read more

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I've had a strange pain under my ribs right side more like an ache, with occasional sharp pains at the bottom of ribs on both sides. ?

I've had a strange pain under my ribs right side more like an ache, with occasional sharp pains at the bottom of ribs on both sides. ?

More information: is needed. The area you mention has a number of structures including your colon, gallbladder, liver and on the left side colon and spleen! More info please and ask question again. Dr Z ...Read more

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Woke up yesterday w a dull constant ache in my back. Middle to left side under ribs. Not very painful but hurts. Pain changes w movem sometimes sharp?

Woke up yesterday w a dull constant ache in my back. Middle to left side under ribs. Not very painful but hurts. Pain changes w movem sometimes sharp?

Rib cage: Location of pain middle to left side rib is above kidney location. Make sure you have no shingle rash. Have cxr, rib cage xr , mid thoracic and also kub x-ray. That will you give you an idea. It can be simple musculoskeletal pain but it is only ruled in when other serious heart and lung conditions are ruled out. Recurrence of kidney stone is one of the possibilities. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bottom row ribs staying sore. Lefthand side.

Bottom row ribs staying sore. Lefthand side.

Sore ribs : Sprain, contusion, pathological fracture, chostochondritis, or an internal problem. If persisting more than 2-3 weeks and not improving, see your doctor for an examine and x-ray to start with. ...Read more

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Both sides under ribs are sore. What can I do?

Both sides under ribs are sore. What can I do?

Cannot say in your: particular case, BUT. it usually is a soreness in the lung/diaphram or upper abdomen. If you KNOW what you did to strain it (blowing up all the balloons for a party, hookah party, too much dancing at a party... various other party-related strains) then, aspirin and no partying. Otherwise examination of the lungs is a good idea. ...Read more

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Why is my rib on the left side sometimes sore?

Many causes: Most concerning left sided pain is associated with the heart, but many other causes include trauma, costochondritis, anxiety, stress, gastroesophageal reflux, and sometimes from abdominal organs such as bowel. Stomach , gall bladder, etc. In the chest pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, collapsed lung etc. You should consult physician for physical examination and testing if appropriate. ...Read more

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When i press on my right side by my ribs it tender and sore what is it?

When i press on  my right side by my ribs it tender and sore what is it?

No short answer: Probably muscular strain. You may have twisted wrong or coughed or sneezed hard. Also going to sleep in a chair can cause you to lean over the arm & injure the muscles. Sometimes sleeping on your side on your arm will cause tenderness. The treatment i like best is heat, hot shower, hot bath, or more often heating pad to the area for 15+ minutes 4 times a day when you can. Do not burn yourself. ...Read more

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I have pain in right side when coughing and is sore to the touch under my right ribs.

I have pain in right side when coughing and is sore to the touch under my right ribs.

Pain: You probably pulled a muscle with your coughing. It should settle down and disappear .If it does not see a doctor and get a definitive diagnosis.An anti- inflammatory may help such as Advil (ibuprofen) or Aleeve ...Read more

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I sometimes get aching pain on my left side under my left rib cage.What could this be?

I sometimes get aching pain on my left side under my left rib cage.What could this be?

Many things...: Pain above the waist can be your heart (i.e. Angina), chest wall or musculoskeletal pain, your lungs, or even your GI tract such as reflux. Speak with your physician and get some additional testing to be certain it's not serious. ...Read more