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Extreme Pain Under Right Rib Cage
Depends: Pain that is reproducible is usually musculoskeletal in origin. There is a condition called costochondritis which is related to inflammation. Pain under the right ribcage can also be caused by gallbladder conditions, depending if it is actually abdominal pain. However, nothing substitutes a good history and physical exam with a physician , so please seek advice to determine the exact cause. ...Read more
Can you have microcolitis & gall bladder at the same time? First prob is gone but have swelling under right rib cage and extreme pain between ribs
See your doctor: Right upper quadrant abdominal pain may be a sign of gallbladder disease, but can also reflect other problems as well, such as liver disease, ulcer of the stomach or small intestine, musculoskeletal issues, etc. See your doctor for history and physical exam, and perhaps ultrasound of the abdomen to assist in diagnoses. ...Read more
Have extreme pain only when I put pressure under my rib cage on both sides in my lower back. it's a very small area on both sides?
Low back: Tenderness of the low back could come from lumbar muscles, vertebra, or kidney/ureteral origin. If your symptoms persist or worsen see your physician for evaluation and he/she will order the appropriate tests and,if necessary, refer you to a specialist. ...Read more
I got an extreme pain in my upper right bak (rib cage area) followed by a strong winded feelin, pain is still strong but can breathe better now?
Back strain: It's hard to give you right diagnosis based on no physical exam and limited historical data. It can be a muscle sprain but can be as bad as ruptured aorta. If you are feeling worse, go to er if it's been for a while and better, like you said, put some heat, topical rubs, gentle massage and see your doc. ...Read more
I've had extreme pain under my rib cage/stomach for about 3 hours. It's bad that i can't stand up straight, i'm very weak and pain is terrible!
Get yourself into an: Er so you could be evaluated and treated. Good luck. ...Read more
Sharp extreme pain under left breast/ behind left rib cage. Gets way worse as i breathe in! happening more frequently?
A sure Dx may need: Imaging of some type or at least a direct exam might be needed to know for sure, but if there is no pain otherwise, it could be an internal bruise or soft tissue injury from excessive coughing or sneezing. People can pull muscles through those when they are violent. A binding (not too tight) might minimize the pain. Ask your provider to check it out and offer advice based on findings. Good luck. ...Read more
I have been getting extreme pain behind my rib cage on the lower left side. Its a daily pain. Fam doc an ER were no help. Its not the rib itself.
I have a hard lump under my right rib cage with pain up to shoulder blade, extreme shooting bone pain. ER did not know, can not get to PCP until AUG.
Needs attention: This doesn't sound like something that should wait 4-8 weeks for attention. Did you speak to a medical professional at your PCP's office, or an appointment clerk? If the latter, call back and request a call from a nurse or doctor. Discuss with them, hopefully they can get you in sooner. ...Read more
I have a hard lump under my right rib cage with pain through entire side and up to shoulder blade, extreme shooting bone pain, weight loss, fever?
Doc: Sounds like something you should have evaluated. ...Read more
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