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I have a lot of pain under my right side of my ribs. It feels swollen and is tender to touch. Any suggestions to what it might be?

I have a lot of pain under my right side of my ribs. It feels swollen and is tender to touch. Any suggestions to what it might be?

Gall bladder? C MD: Gall bladder and liver are under the right side of ribs (colon too) problem with any of them can cause pain, tenderness to touch; swelling more likely associated with inflamed gall bladder. Less likely other possibilities.

See a doc now. ...Read more

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Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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The right side of my ribs hurt after coughing and are tender to the touch. Why and /what is this?

The right side of my ribs hurt after coughing and are tender to the touch. Why and /what is this?

Musculoskeletal: Coughing can cause rib or cartilage injuries, as well as muscle strains. This is usually self- limiting. It is unusual to have anything as extreme as a rib fracture or cartilage dislocation, but it is possible. If this persists for more than a few days, you should see your family physician. ...Read more

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I have a bad pain on the right side of my ribs/back area, nearthe breast. It is very tender and I can barely touch it. It hurtsto lift my arm. I also have pain in my waist which goes to myback. It hurts to walk. I haven't been drinking much water. Could it

I have a bad pain on the right side of my ribs/back area, nearthe breast. It is very tender and I can barely touch it. It hurtsto lift my arm. I also have pain in my waist which goes to myback. It hurts to walk. I haven't been drinking much water. Could it

If you don't: Have fever, burning urination, you probably won't have a pyelonephritis (kidney infection). Yor symptoms, as you described it, sound like a muscular sprain or spasm. Have you done any heavy lifting. I will recommend a good history and physical with your physician. ...Read more

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I have sharp stabbing aim in my left rib jus below my breast, both are tender and the left side underneath is itchy and the skin is tender to touch i?

I have sharp stabbing aim in my left rib jus below my breast, both are tender and the left side underneath is itchy and the skin is tender to touch i?

Shingles?: You didn't post an age or any medical history. What you are describing could be the onset of shingles, Shingles are the resurgence of the chicken pox virus that lays dormant in sensory nerve cells and reemerges at times of stress and low immunity. If you have had the chicken pox in the past, shingles is a possibility. Pain and itching usually occur before a pox like rash occurs. ...Read more

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I have pain in right side when coughing and is sore to the touch under my right ribs.

I have pain in right side when coughing and is sore to the touch under my right ribs.

Pain: You probably pulled a muscle with your coughing. It should settle down and disappear. If it does not see a doctor and get a definitive diagnosis. An anti- inflammatory may help such as Advil (ibuprofen) or Aleeve ...Read more

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I have a knot that shows up under my left rib cage when laying down my whole left side is tender to the touch what is going on here?

I have a knot that shows up under my left rib cage when laying down my whole left side is tender to the touch what is going on here?

Several possible: Under the left rib cage, could be a hernia, a rib cyst, a fatty tumor aka lipoma, a traumatic hematoma, or seroma. Absent fever or significant pain, you can watch it for a week or 2. If it gets bigger, go in to see your doc. If it goes away, no worries. Be well. ...Read more

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Swelling and tender to the touch on left side right under ribs im a 58. Female in excellent health noticed the swelling four days ago.?

Swelling and tender to the touch on left side right under ribs im a 58. Female in excellent health noticed the swelling four days ago.?

See your MD: See your md asap. With your reported excellent health, this is something that is out of the ordinary for you. Any swelling merits attention. Your spleen sits right around the area you have described. See your md asap, especially since it has already been 4 days and you have both swelling and pain. If worsens before appt, go to er. Don't take a chance. ...Read more

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GB removed 8 mths ago. Very tender ribs on my side at the bottom (right). Hurts whenever I touch them or lay on them. For about 5 months. Thoughts?

GB removed 8 mths ago. Very tender ribs on my side at the bottom (right). Hurts whenever I touch them or lay on them. For about 5 months. Thoughts?

Not sure: This could be a muscular problem unrelated to the GB surgery. There are rare cases where a collection of fluid can occur sometime after the surgery. You should see your surgeon and may need an ultrasound or a CAT scan. ...Read more

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Painful bottom right rib. Sore to touch, when I bend and lie on side. Sometimes feels like a stitch? No other symptoms

Gallbladder?: Do you have a history of trauma to the area that could have bruised or even broken that rib? It certainly could be a muscle spasm or stitch. The other possibility is gallbladder disease. The gallbladder is found just under your right ribs and in addition to pain often causes nausea when inflamed but not always. If this has been going on for awhile or gets severe you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Left lower ribs hurt when I touch them on my side. Otherwise I feel fine doesn't hurt when I breathe move twist etc only when touching very tender?

Left lower ribs hurt when I touch them on my side. Otherwise I feel fine doesn't hurt when I breathe move twist etc only when touching very tender?

Consult physician: If localized to anterior ribs usually costochondritis. Occurs on left side of breastbone, affects more than one rib, Worsens with deep breaths or coughing. Resolves on its own, although in some cases may last for several months or longer. Treatment focuses on pain relief perhaps with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. Can be related to injury, viral infection, strain, arthritis, rarely tumor. ...Read more

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Been having discomfort under left rib for a few months. If feels like something is under it. My left side of my stomach is sometimes tender to touch?

Been having discomfort under left rib for a few months. If feels like something is under it. My left side of my stomach is sometimes tender to touch?

Left sided pain: Under your left rib is your stomach, colon and spleen - that's it

time to get checked out as your spleen may be enlarged

an ultrasound is a quick simple and safe test. ...Read more

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I am having pain on right side, hurts to breath in. Tender to touch near rib cage.?

I am having pain on right side, hurts to breath in. Tender to touch near rib cage.?

Intra abdominal prob: More likely than not, you might have gall bladder or liver problem. Tummy is considered to be a 'pandora's box' in medicine and if the pain persist, go to urgent care, er or doc. ...Read more

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Sore achy pain under ribs on right side of back tender to touch I have had it over a year sometimes its worse then usual.

Sore achy pain under ribs on right side of back tender to touch I have had it over a year sometimes its worse then usual.

Musculoskeletal pain: Treatment depends on the diagnosis but if it's muscle soreness, physical therapy or alternative therapies like acupuncture or chiropractor manipulations are probably the best option. I'd recommend avoiding chronic pain medications. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Having a pain on the right side above my hip and under my ribs. If I have been sitting for a bit try to stand up it hurts. Tender to touch?

Right sided pain: A bit high for appendix
constipated? Gall bladder? Muscle strain?
This is one of those things a doctor has to poke to be sure of
too much going on on the right side to make a call from a sentence
not safe. ...Read more

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Right side pain and under front rib cage on that side had stinging pain today like I had splinters in my shirt but did not very tender to touch as wel?

RUQ Pain Ddx: Your doctor would need more information from you to be able to better help you and find the cause of your pain. The pain described here may be stemming from. .. ...Read more

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I woke up with rib pain two nights ago. Most of it has gone away. But when I touch upper ribs it's still sore. I slept on my sides twisted up that day?

I woke up with rib pain two nights ago. Most of it has gone away. But when I touch upper ribs it's still sore. I slept on my sides twisted up that day?

No injury?: If there was no injury, perhaps this is due to some soreness inbetween the ribs- where there are muscles. Is it worse with deep breaths?

For lower ribs, and along the abdomen, there are some muscles that help us twist and turn. These accessory muscles can become sore from sleeping posture.

Sometimes odd muscle soreness occurs with virus infections, as in colds.

This will probably go away soon ...Read more

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Pain in right side mid rib cage tender to touch in 1 main spot pain is getting worse by the day it seems, and it started with no injury 4 days ago?

Pain in right side mid rib cage tender to touch in 1 main spot pain is getting worse by the day it seems, and it started with no injury 4 days ago?

Here is one way to h: One way to handle is to take a couple of tylenols daily. If it is a muscular pain, it will go away. If there is something more serious going on inside in the chest, the pain will get worse. In that case you should go see your PCP and get a Chest X-rays done. This should show your lungs and any problem inside. ...Read more

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I have pain in my right side ribs when I breathe in or cough when I touch its sore as well. What could it be?

I have pain in my right side ribs when I breathe in or cough when I touch its sore as well. What could it be?

Several causes: More history and an exam would be helpful, so I encourage you to see your doctor. In the mean time, consider stopping your paracetamol, and certainly do not drink alcohol with it. The chest pain and cough are likely related to your right sided pain when you breathe and cough. May mean an infection related to your right lung/diaphragm/intercostal muscles. Again, easier face to face. ...Read more

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Pain right side tenderness to touch rib also?

Pain right side tenderness to touch rib also?

Rib pain: Depending where pain is it could be rib sprain, cracked rib or inflammation of cartilage between rib and central chest bone (constochondritis). Please consult your doctor, can try pain killers in mean time. ...Read more

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Hi I have a sharp, constant pain in my right side. Between the hip and ribs. It's tender to touch.?

Right side: Pain and tenderness in that area is suspicious of gall bladder disease Other possibilities include muscle strain or inflammation, liver or right kidney pathology. Appendicitis or right ovarian pathology usually causes tenderness lower on the right side. Your physician will examine you and order the appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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My ribs hurt when you touch them its like a sore touch pain when touching them. I haven't been in any trauma. The left side especially.

My ribs hurt when you touch them its like a sore touch pain when touching them. I haven't been in any trauma. The left side especially.

Costochondritis: Inflammation of the rib or rib cartilage is fairly common. (costochondritis). Consider taking an over the counter NSAID (like ibuprofen) for a week. If no improvement see your primary care physician. Good luck! ...Read more

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Very lethargic, sleeps on/off constantly last 4 days, slight temp of 99.1, left rib side sore to touch, but no other obvious symptoms?

Very lethargic, sleeps on/off constantly last 4 days, slight temp of 99.1, left rib side sore to touch, but no other obvious symptoms?

Not enough info: Sorry - I know you're worried about this person but it's not possible to make an educated guess what might be wrong just based on low grade fever and lethargy. If they're not getting better in a day or so, you should have them seen, IMO. ...Read more

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Hi, I woke in pain this morning. Iv had pain in my ribs around the middle on the right side on my back, is sore when touched or when moving?

Hi, I woke in pain this morning. Iv had pain in my ribs around the middle on the right side on my back, is sore when touched or when moving?

Sprain??: You may have sprained your back or caused a vertebrae to move while you were sleeping. I would suggest the you consult with an osteopathic physician (D.O.) who can help correct this problem. ...Read more