Top 20 Doctor insights on: Dull pain on right side below ribs
On the left side...: On the left side are the stomach, spleen, diaphragm (muscle for breathing), ribs, a part of the colon (large intestine), the tail end of the pancreas, etc... Pain can be from the ribs and their cartilage, a swollen spleen, stomach acidity/gastritis/reflux, muscle strains in the abdominal muscles or diaphragm, excess stool or gas in the colon, pancreatitis, a cancerous tumor, etc.... ...Read more
Muscle strain: Where the diaphragm attaches to the rib cage there can be strains from coughing, sneezing or simple normal activities of daily living. ...Read more
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
Several things: Upper left abdomen contains spleen, tail of pancreas, splenic flexure of colon, part of stomach, left kidney, left lower ribs and muscles. Costochondritis, strained muscles, trauma to spleen, stomach ulcer or tumor, pancreatitis, problem with left lobe of liver, left kidney infection or stone, left lower lung infection, splenic flexure distention with air from irritable bowel syndrome, to name few. ...Read more
I have dull pain below ribs right side for 3 weeks. No weight change or appetite change. Any idea what it could be?
Maybe gall bladder: I would recommend an ultrasound of your gall bladder to rule out any chronic issues with gall stones. Especially if you are having any nausea associated with meals. Also, if this continues I would recommend a follow up visit with primary care doctor to have a good exam. ...Read more
Pain in ribs under chest right side while overhead stretching and lifting. Also dull pain and discomfort lying on sides?
I have been experiencing a dull pain on the right side of my body on the bottom of my rib cage. It hurts right after I eat. What could this be?
Some possibilities: If one has very uncomfortable tummy pain, and is normally in good health, plus is not pregnant, the possibilities include: appendicitis (usually has fever), gall stones, kidney stone (very painful), constipation (crampy), stomach flu, etc... Most people with pain after meals, need a doctor's evaluation to be sure it is not gall stones, which may need an ultrasound scan and eventual surgery. ...Read more
I am having pain on my right side, from the rib cage around to my back. It's a constant dull pain. I am running a low grade temp around 99.6.?
Get seen very soon: Your symptoms are very concerning. I would urge you to be seen very soon. I wold not delay in getting seen and diagnoses and treated. ...Read more
Localized dull pain in left lateral chest for 3 days. Feels like it's my ribs or breastbone. Worse when laying on right side. Possible causes?
Prob not cardiac: If Rt handed, common to hurt muscles on Lft when carrying heavy things. Is there a trauma History? Is the pain constant? Can U reproduce pain with pushing where pain is (or make worse?). Sounds musculo-skeletal, should respond to low dose motrin w meals, if no contraindications (eg ulcer). If continues suggest seeing doctor and have an Xray of the region. Cardiac pain usually not constant 3 day ...Read more
I have sharp and dull pain in left side under ribs in front into back usually wake up w it it hurts to move n breathe ts been on n off for few years?
Left lower rib pain: Some times lower part of floating rib hurts. If it has been that long see your dr. Need a good examination. ...Read more
I have been experiencing dull pain and discomfort on my right side under bottom of ribs for quite some time. Liver?
Probably not: The liver is located under the right side of your rib cage. Usually this doesn't cause pain, however sometimes inflammation of the liver causing the capsule to stretch in certain cases has been associated with pain. Without knowing the details, I would recommend visiting your pcp or a gastroenterologist for a workup with labs/imaging as it could be due to your gallbladder as well (i.e. Gallstones). ...Read more
I have an achey, dull pain in the upper left area of my back and the side of my ribs. Could it be from coughing too much since I have a cold?
Yes: You may have strained the muscles in between your ribs from coughing repeatedly. If the pain persists you may want to see your pcp. Sometimes this pain may be from the pleura (the lining around your lungs) as well. ...Read more
My left ribs are swollen and it is very uncomfortable to touch or when I lie down on my side. Sometimes I experience a dull pain. What could it be?
Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
I have a dull pain in my right side/back at the bottom of my ribs. I have had a very aggressive virus for about 7 weeks now with severe coughing.?
Hard to say: Could be muscle, kidney or lung related. I would see your doctor for a complete history and physical. Good luck ...Read more
23 year old female, I'm having sharp pains in my left side between my ribs and hip. Constant dull pain that spikes into a stabbing pain at random?
See a doctor: You should see a doctor for a more detailed interview and exam and work up. ...Read more
I've been having dull pain in my right side near my navel and under my ribs. My doctor never gave me results from tests.
Call doc's office: Sometimes no news is good news. Often, when there is something serious/significant finding on a test, the results are communicated much quicker because there is an urgency-nature to it (fax-phone often used). When it is normal, it may take awhile for the dictation/transcription to happen, then get in the mail, which will take additional days to get to doc. So, call your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
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