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Doctor insights on: Acute Pain Under Right Rib Cage

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Acute pain under right rib cage shoulder becomes worse when lying down?

Acute pain under right rib cage shoulder becomes worse when lying down?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed 4 weeks ago due to acute cholecystitis. Have constant right side flank pain and pain under right rib cage. Is this normal healing?

Gallbladder removed 4 weeks ago due to acute cholecystitis.  Have constant right side flank pain and pain under right rib cage. Is this normal healing?

Unlikely: Did you have a laparoscopic or open removal of the gall bladder. If open, normal post-operative pain where you describe could still be present. However, it is more likely that you had the gall bladder removed with the scopes. If so, you really shouldn't have any more pain there. Were there any complications? Do you have any other symptoms? It's difficult for me to help more without more info. ...Read more

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What can cause sharp, acute pain in the rib cage?

What can cause sharp, acute pain in the rib cage?

Many things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I woke up with a severe & acute pain just below the sternum and rib cage. What may be the problem?

I woke up with a severe & acute pain just below the sternum and rib cage. What may be the problem?

Many possibilities: Pain in that area could be due to trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, inflammation, metabolic conditions (gout) musculoskeletal (bony over growth) or biomechanical abnormality, or neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly laboratory and radiology exams could determine the cause. Have it evaluated by a professional. ...Read more

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What would cause intermittent throbbing pain behind left rib cage, not the actual ribs...No injuries?

What would cause intermittent throbbing pain behind left rib cage, not the actual ribs...No injuries?

Muscles: Probably muscle spasms. Try heat, massage, rest, stretching antiinflammatories. If that doesn't help after one week, see doctor. ...Read more