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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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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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I have a sudden dull ache when I like twist or do any other movements in my right side up and under my ribs. It hurts when pressed on. What is this?

I have a sudden dull ache when I like twist or do any other movements in my right side up and under my ribs. It hurts when pressed on. What is this?

Gallbladder : That could be a sign of gallstones. I would see your doctor for an exam and avoid greasy fried foods which may worsen discomfort. ...Read more

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Woke up with a dull ache on my last rib, only when inhaling. Basically disappeared after 10-15min, it was on both sides. ?

Woke up with a dull ache on my last rib, only when inhaling.  Basically disappeared after 10-15min, it was on both sides. ?

Musculoskeletal: Because the pain was aggravated by movement, it is likely to be musculoskeletal, and since it disappeared after 10-15 minutes, i wouldn't worry about it. You may have strained a muscle the day before, perhaps you had a restless and uncomfortable sleep. If it recurs, see your doctor. If you are short of breath, see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Dull ache in upper right rib cage Indention where my second single rib should be. Shortness of breath Discomfort when laying on left/right side?

Chest pain: Unclear from description where your pain is located;if persistent Id suggest a good physical exam for starting to diagnose prognose and manage your symptoms;at your age demographic a serious organic pathology is unlikely ...Read more

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I loss 12 kgs in 4 months by diet and exercise , now if i eat heavy meals sometimes or have alcohol 2 peg have dull ache below my right rib side y ?

I loss  12 kgs in 4 months by diet and exercise , now if i eat heavy meals sometimes or have alcohol 2 peg have dull ache below my right rib side y ?

See a doctor : Rapid weight loss can cause thinning of the stomach lining and predispose one to ulcer or it can unmask gallstone problems. You should see a doctor to have the symptoms evaluated. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux, lately I have had dull aching pain in my ribs on both sides. Mostly when I eat or drink something that bothers me. Is this normal?

I have acid reflux, lately I have had dull aching pain in my ribs on both sides. Mostly when I eat or drink something that bothers me. Is this normal?

Odd: That is a bit odd, the classic symptoms of acid reflux is burning, mid abdomen, right under the middle of your rib cage, and pain can radiate up into the chest. I suspect it could cause discomfort like you are saying, but make sure you are on top of treating your symptoms with medications. You can try some Tums as needed for discomfort or daily Zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec daily for the next month ...Read more

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I'm having a dull ache that comes and goes in upper right side of Chest under rib cage. (Near liver) It Started yesterday. Could it be my liver?

I'm having a dull ache that comes and goes in upper right side of Chest under rib cage. (Near liver) 
It Started yesterday. Could it be my liver?

Liver: Unlikely liver pain, more likely strain of ribs or chest muscles. Try rest and ice to area and it should resolve in 3 days, iF not seek medical evaluation ...Read more

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Pain right of abdomen, below ribs over hip. Not severe, a dull ache. Can spread round side. Worse in morning. No pain if prodded. Can feel warm. ?

Pain right of abdomen, below ribs over hip. Not severe, a dull ache. Can spread round side. Worse in morning. No pain if prodded. Can feel warm.  ?

Right sided: Persistent discomfort in the right lower abdomen raises the question of appendicitis. Other right sided discomfort conditions include kidney problems like stones or gall bladder and liver inflammation. I recommend that you be examined forthwith by a physician if symptoms are still present. by a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I've gotten a sharp pain in my ribs near my breast on the left side for a week or 2 now.After the sharp pain occurs it turns into a dull ache. Help?

What are you doing?: This pain might be related to what activity of what you are doing. Are you a cheerleader. Are you in the band or holding some kind of instrument. Are you in some type of athletics. This kind of pain sounds not serious but see your doctor and have it checked. out. ...Read more

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Dull ache the bottom of my rib cage both sides I have also been having a ache in my groin an my sternum never had problems before was fit a healthy ?

Vague: Unfortunately these are vague and spread out symptoms which could represent muscle/ligament sprains, abdominal pathology, urologic conditions, etc. I would recommend seeing a physician if symptoms persist. ...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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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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Started getting dull ache on L side, around waist area (just below ribs) on the back. hurts more with deep breaths. kidney or muscle? should i worry?

Started getting dull ache on L side, around waist area (just below ribs) on the back. hurts more with deep breaths. kidney or muscle?  should i worry?

Yes, need evaluation: Yes, you need a comprehensive evaluation with detailed specifics, relevance, sequence of events of all symptoms + proper physical exam + timely testing as needed so to deduce possible diagnosis for reasonable treatment. How to sort the related things out correctly? Follow instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html, although disorders of local muscles, joints, bones, ... may ...Read more