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I have pain under my lower rib cage. Is this related to my digestive health?

I have pain under my lower rib cage. Is this related to my digestive health?

Perhaps: Some problems in the GI tract can cause pain under your ribs-such as gall bladder disease, colitis, gas, hiatal hernia. Ther are also other non-gi causes-hepatitis, enlargement of the spleen. ...Read more

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Dr. Ali Yazdy
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Digestive Health (Definition)

Digestive health refers to the proper functioning of the digestive tract, including the stomach, ...Read more


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I've been experiencing mental decline and digestive issues for about 10 weeks and have pain on right side of rib cage and excruciating pain after meal?

I've been experiencing mental decline and digestive issues for about 10 weeks and have pain on right side of rib cage and excruciating pain after meal?

Gallstones?: You may have an infection caused by gallstones. This would contribute to your mental decline and worsening of pain after meals. I would get an ultrasound of your gallbladder. ...Read more

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22 yo f in good health experiencing mild pains on right lower rib cage. Pain in right back when running. Kidney disease or liver cancer likely?

22 yo f in good health experiencing mild pains on right lower rib cage. Pain in right back when running. Kidney disease or liver cancer likely?

Q 4 Physiatry, Sport: A healthy runner would be unlikely to have a major illness. Hence if i saw someone in my college town practice who was 22, i would refer her to orthopedic surgery or sports medicine clinic for initial evaluation. I would not drop things there, however. I would communicate with all of the consultants, look at ehrs, speak with the patient about changes and continue to refer to specialists as needed. ...Read more

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I have lower back just below rib cage left side pain. Is this related to my kidneys? Shouldi be scared?

It could be: Pain from your kidney typically occurs in the flank region, which is located in your lower back just below the ribcage. You should see your doctor for further evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Was exercising doing a brisk fast 2 mile walk & got a little pain under my right rib cage. Comes & goes. My health has been good. Did I strain it?

Was exercising doing a brisk fast 2 mile walk & got a little pain under my right rib cage. Comes & goes. My health has been good. Did I strain it?

Were U eating right: before walking? Best idea is to check with your PCP and have an abdominal exam done in person to see if your liver, gallbladder, intestines (appendix) feel normal upon palpation to ascertain if it's internal, or external (rib strain/ intercostal muscle or otherwise). You've had previous surgery and depending where you had it can also affect if you had any scar tissue/adhesions impacting it or not ...Read more

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I keep getting twitches by my left rib cage and in my leg stomach and sometimes my back I have health anxiety and it's scaring me. It's not everyday ?

I keep getting twitches by my left rib cage and in my leg stomach and sometimes my back I have health anxiety and it's scaring me. It's not everyday ?

Random twitches : that do not follow any known anatomical pathway or sequence are highly unlikely to be from a disorder of the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, neuromuscular junction or muscle fibers. What can hurt you - & your fetus, should you become pregnant - is chronic anxiety. Ask your GP for referral to a psychiatrist & a psychologist for proper evaluation, therapy & possible medications. ...Read more

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Pain in right side just under rib cage. Sick to stomach. No fever. Any idea what it could be? No other health problems.

Pain in right side just under rib cage. Sick to stomach. No fever. Any idea what it could be? No other health problems.

Gallbladder: Right sided pain worse after eating a fatty meal could be gb. Can cause nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. Can radiate to back. I suggest seeing your primary for an eval and work up. ...Read more

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I had a pulled ab muscle strain 3-4 weeks ago and last week i shoveled snow now I am getting pain under my lower rib cage ... Is it from shoveling?

Yes: Yes shoveling snow can definitely cause strain of the back as well as abdominal muscles .It can be strenuous especially if it the heavy wet type. Usually the pain will resolve in couple of days without any long term problems. If you continue to have problems see you doctor. ...Read more

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I feel sharp, sudden pain under my lower rib cage left side; few times. What could cause this?

See a doctor: This could be many causes, such as heart, stomach problem or rib cage injury, etc. You better see a doctor to get a full exam. ...Read more