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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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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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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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I been having pain on my left side of my rib cage, should I worry since I had it all day yesterday, and also right on the bottom of my spine it aches?

I been having pain on my left side of my rib cage, should I worry since I had it all day yesterday, and also right on the bottom of my spine it aches?

Be ready: If you have fever, shortness of breath or weak and lightheaded, you should be evaluated today. If you feel ok other than the pain, and symptoms are not worsening, you could wait and see if it persists for a couple of days, especially if you can identify a well-defined area of tenderness in the chest wall. That would tell you it's probably a musculoskeletal problem. Low back pain may be unrelated. ...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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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

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Have slept constantly on right side on a couch for a couple of yrs. Feels like my rib area is always sore and achy. Costochondritis possibly?

Have slept constantly on right side on a couch for a couple of yrs. Feels like my rib area is always sore and achy. Costochondritis possibly?

Costochondritis: Pain will be mostly found in the front near your sternum where the ribs meet the sternum. The achiness you are probably feeling is more likely related to the spacing between your ribs and either irritated intercostal musculature or irritated intercostal nerves. You would benefit from a physical exam to see if you have any hypertonicity of one side or any mild scoliosis. Try sleeping on other side? ...Read more

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Ever since I had pneumonia my ribs right and left sides have been aching on and off it has been 4 months. Notice it with more activity. What is it?

Ever since I had pneumonia my ribs right and left sides have been aching on and off it has been 4 months. Notice it with more activity. What is it?

Probably muscular: Or skeletal...it is possible that you fractured some ribs from coughing with pneumonia, and that the nearby muscles are irritated. All that should be healing by now though, unless you are doing some activity that actually stresses those same muscles or ribs. Did you have a followup x-ray to be sure the pneumonia was gone? If not, see your doc and ask about having one, especially if you smoke. ...Read more

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I have an ache/pain on the right side of my back below rib cage. It started about a week ago. I can't sleep tonight as the pain is excruciating.?

Need more info: It could be many things. If the pain is so bad that it is interfering with your sleep and quality of life, then it needs to be checked out by a physician....Soon be prepared to tell him/her about the nature, quality and timing of the pain and give him a good medical history... ...Read more

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I had fallen on my ribs on the left side almost 7 years ago and never got it looked at, it's always been a little sore but never thought anything of?

I had fallen on my ribs on the left side almost 7 years ago and never got it looked at, it's always been a little sore but never thought anything of?

Fracture: Well you may have fractured your ribs at the time to late now. When you bruise the bone it does take quite a while to heel. So just keep going and see how you are in a few more months ...Read more

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Hi ya, I have very sore armpits an my ribs around my side an tops of my breasts what would this be. Thanks?

Hi ya, I have very sore armpits an my ribs around my side an tops of my breasts what would this be. Thanks?

Armpit soreness: Armpit soreness is most often a skin irritation. Deodorants are the likely cause. A second common cause is sweat that becomes sticky and then creates clogged pores. Deodorants also cause clogged pores. I recommend you wash with antibacterial soap repeatedly. If redness is present or if a bump or abscess is present, you will need an exam. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my left side of my rib and it's sore what could it be?

I have a lump under my left side of my rib and it's sore what could it be?

Lump By Rib: Such lumps have to diagnosed by doing a clinical examination because the consistency and the margins of the lump felt on palpation itself help to diagnose it. Some possibilities are lipoma, large sebaceous cyst, fibroma etc. The pain in the bump indicates that it may be infected. Please check this out with your gp. Further treatment would depend on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a lipoma on top of right side ribs. Have aching in right ribs at times. Can this be the cause?

I have a lipoma on top of right side ribs. Have aching in right ribs at times. Can this be the cause?

Yes, it could cause: Lipomas are usually painless except if they are large or/and in certain locations over hard surface like ribs or in a tight location where they stretch skin or compress an underlying nerve. ...Read more