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Doctor insights on: Back Lower Pain Rib Right Side

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What organ is under your left lower rib cage on your left side close to your back?

What organ is under your left lower rib cage on your left side close to your back?

Kidney?: The organ you describe is probably a kidney, but you can experience pain in that area coming from a number of different organs, including liver, stomach, muscles and even the heart. ...Read more

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Pain underneath lower left rib cage and up the left side of back. What can I take for this?

Pain underneath lower left rib cage and up the left side of back. What can I take for this?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the pancreas or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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My lower back under my ribs on my left side hurts?

My lower back under my ribs on my left side hurts?

Many possibilities: This could be due to a pulled muscle, which needs time to heal and may benefit from anti-inflammatory medications (motrin). It may also be a kidney infection which is commonly accompanied by burning on urination and frequent urination. A doctor can look for other causes such as rib injuries, lung infections, tumors or cancers in the area, problems from the aorta or pancreas in the abdomen, etc... ...Read more

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My boyfriend has lower back rib pain on the left side. What could cause that?

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

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My lower back on my left side under my ribs is hurting really bad what can that be? 

My lower back on my left side under my ribs is hurting really bad what can that be? 

A lot of things: This is hard to answer without knowing more about your situation. If your pain is the result of a fall, or if you have shortness of breath, weakness, dizziness, palpitations, or you pain is so bad you cannot concentrate you should be evaluated right away. ...Read more

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What would cause severe pain if pressure is applied just under the lower rib on my right side on my back?

What would cause severe pain if pressure is applied just under the lower rib on my right side on my back?

Kidney: The area just beneath the back bottom rib and near the spine is called the "costovertebral angle", and if there's an issue with kidney on that side (infection, stone, etc.) that is where you would feel the pain. If it persists, please get checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Have been severe pain, starting on right side at lower ribs, spreading to the middle of my back. What could be causing this?

Have been severe pain, starting on right side at lower ribs, spreading to the middle of my back. What could be causing this?

Gallbladder: While there can be many reasons for your pain; classically gallbladder pain starts in the upper right abdomen, below the ribs, and can spread to the back. See your physician, and he/she can order an ultrasound to check for this possibility. ...Read more

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Sharp sporadic pain on the mid-lower part of my back on the right side (below rib cage). Young, no history of medical problems.

Sharp sporadic pain on the mid-lower part of my back on the right side (below rib cage). Young, no history of medical problems.

Muscular pain: Most probably musculoskletal pain, as long as the pain is not getting progressively worse, give some time, anti inflammatory and proper stretching might help. If persistent have it checked out ...Read more

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Bloody saliva from past 3 months mostly after when I wake up. having pain in left lower rib and left side of back.... what is it? Is it normal?

Bloody saliva from past 3 months mostly after when I wake up. having pain in left lower rib and left side of back.... what is it? Is it normal?

See a doctor ASAP: You are very young to be having these symptoms. PLease see your doctor as soon as you can. You may have a lung issue, which in someone your age is most likely inflammatory rather than a growth, but don't delay. ...Read more

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I've been having dull pain under my rib cage on my lower right side back for the past 2 weeks, normally occurs while laying down any suggestions?

Notice : If the dull pain is intermittent or steady, clearly localized or diffuse, related to any pressure on your back or side, increases (or decreases) with deep breathing, gets worse with you touching or palpating, associated with urination, menstrual cycle, upper GI symptoms. As you see, the range of possibilities is wide. But, unremitting pain for 2 should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a very hard knot on lower right rib on my back side that's been there 20 plus years. Now have some periodic uncomfortable swelling around it.

I have a very hard knot on lower right rib on my back side that's been there 20 plus years. Now have some periodic uncomfortable swelling around it.

Important: Any change in a swelling that has been there for a long time is always of concern. You need to see a physician quickly who may have to additional tests like ct or MRI followed by a biopsy. The examination may also reveal an entirely benign swelling that does not need any more intervention. ...Read more

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Hi dr I have a kindy stone on my left side 7mm can I be in pain. The pain is in my left lower back in my left ribs and in my lower frunt.?

Yes : A kidney stone that has entered the ureter can certainly cause pain the way you have described. Drink plenty of fluids and if the pain gets too bad you may have to go to the hospital. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks along and I am experiencing extreme pain in my back on the right side. Right at the lower rib area, should I be worried?

Please call your OB: All ?S like this should go to your OB esp at 38 weeks, it could be bad sciatica, could be a kidney stone or a kidney infection, if u were my pt i would expect u to call me before u ask on this web site and i would send u to the labor room to be evaluated to find out what is going on, and depending on what is going on u may need to be induced before your due date which is easy safe and effective. ...Read more