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Why does my right side ache under rib cage? I feel it when I lay down at night. Could it be my fatty liver?

Why does my right side ache under rib cage? I feel it when I lay down at night. Could it be my fatty liver?

I doubt it!: Senstions in the abdomen are rarely due to these reasons. There are very little sesory nerve fibers in the abdomen but for irritation to the peritonum and distention , r side of the colon is more distensible than the l. ...Read more

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Dull ache under rib cage, and pain in right shoulder, also pain in middle under breast bone! please help. Feel so ill?

Dull ache under rib cage, and pain in right shoulder, also pain in middle under breast bone! please help. Feel so ill?

Get doc eval: If the pain is on the right side could be gallbladder and it could be infected. Gallbladder pain radiates to the right shoulder. ...Read more

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Intermittent ache under rib cage. Stomach ache after eating. For few weeks. What could be the cause? Scared of pancreatic cancer!!

Intermittent ache under rib cage. Stomach ache after eating. For few weeks. What could be the cause? Scared of pancreatic cancer!!

Too young for cancer: You should consult your doctor if the pain does not go away in 2 weeks. Pancreatic Cancer is not the likely cause in your case as it is extremely rare under the age of 40 years. ...Read more

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Aching burning pain under rib cage. What can I use for this?

Aching burning pain under rib cage. What can I use for this?

Where exactly?: Describe the location, timing and character of the pain in more detail. This is very important to be able to provide you a diagnosis and therefore recommend a treatment. ...Read more

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My partner has had a dull ache under his rib cage for the past 3-4 days he also feels sick?

My partner has had a dull ache under his rib cage for the past 3-4 days he also feels sick?

Abdominal pain: Difficult to advise as location right left or center helps identify potential organ involvement. Can only advise see a doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause my left side ache and throb and.Under rib cage could it be my liver?

What could cause my left side ache and throb and.Under rib cage could it be my liver?

Anatomy: The liver is under your right breast. It is not on the left side and thus could not be the cause of left abdominal pain. On the left is the colon, spleen, pancreas and stomach. ...Read more

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I have a dull ache under my rib cage on the right side. Just below and to the right of the sternum. No gall bladder. ?

I have a dull ache under my rib cage on the right side. Just below and to the right of the sternum. No gall bladder. ?

Ulcer?: In people whose gallbladder is out it is still possible to get right upper quadrant pain under the rib cage. You should see your medical doctor or the surgeon who took out the gall bladder to get a further work up. Would recommend liver function tests and an ultrasound of the liver and common bile duct. Ultimately you should see a doctor who actually knows your medical history and can examine you. ...Read more

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Have dull moderate ache under R rib cage & R mid back. Tender to touch. I have no gallbladder. Hurts most days and has for a while. What could it be?

Have dull moderate ache under R rib cage & R mid back. Tender to touch. I have no gallbladder. Hurts most days and has for a while. What could it be?

Costochondritis: sounds like you have inflammation between the ribs phones, or costochondritisit is basically a muscle strain between the ribs. This will eventually go away, it can also be treated with local injections. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a right side ache under my rib cage that hurts when breathe in or try to stand up straight? It woke me up! sharp pain.

How do I get rid of a right side ache under my rib cage that hurts when breathe in or try to stand up straight? It woke me up! sharp pain.

See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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I have had a dull constant ache under my right rib cage for 24 hours. It's not severe but annoying. Should i worry about gallbladder ?

I have had a dull constant ache under my right rib cage for 24 hours. It's not severe but annoying. Should i worry about gallbladder ?

Not likely: At your age, unless you have a family history. The only way to know for sure is by getting an ultrasound examination. Pain in this area could be from any number of other things, so get it checked out by a doctor. ...Read more