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I have pain under my right rib piercing through my back. The latter is more painful. It would then spread to my l/r back shoulder?

I have pain  under my  right rib piercing through my  back. The latter is more painful. It would then spread to my l/r back shoulder?

See Doctor: Could be your gall bladder or your stomach like an ulcer, it will take a good workup to tell what it is. You can expect a thorough history, physical examination, x-rays and or ultrasound, possibly an ekg and blood work. Your description sound serious from the character of the pain, so i wouldn't wait. ...Read more

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Hi I have pain under my right rib cage I no longer have a gallbladder even though the pain is very similar to that I also have heartburn the pain came?

Hi I have pain under my right rib cage I no longer have a gallbladder even though the pain is very similar to that I also have heartburn the pain came?

Post-cholecystectomy: Post-cholecystectomy syndrome (PCS) is defined as a complex of heterogeneous symptoms, consisting of upper abdominal pain and dyspepsia, after cholecystectomy. This term is inaccurate, as it encompasses biliary &non-biliary disorders, possibly unrelated to cholecystectomy. Read more at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC347344 ...Read more

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I have pain under my right rib cage...I am a smoker, 29 yrs old. Had a chest X-ray less than a ur ago and everything was good?

I have pain under my right rib cage...I am a smoker, 29 yrs old. Had a chest X-ray less than a ur ago and everything was good?

Pain under rib cage: please provide more information in regards to the pain, is it dull, throbbing, stabbing or burning in nature. As you have stated that you are a smoker. and if it burning sensation under your rib cage then it could be due to acid reflux take zantac (ranitidine) and see if that helps alleviate the pain ...Read more

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I have pain under my right ribs when i lean over for too long. The pain only occurs while in this position. What could be causing this?

I have pain under my right ribs when i lean over for too long. The pain only occurs while in this position. What could be causing this?

Musculoskeletal: Rib cage pain may be related to trauma or sprain. Intercostal muscles and ligaments attached to ribs can be injured. Inflammation can occur at costochondral junctions near sternum. Ribs can be fractured. Gall bladder disease unlikely most of time not affected by positioning. If pain continues should consult physician, possible imaging etc. ...Read more

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I have extreme pain under my right rib cage and it hurts to touch it. What is it ?

I have extreme pain under my right rib cage and it hurts to touch it. What is it ?

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

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I have severe pain under my right rib cage. When i get the pain it travels to my upper back.?

I have severe pain under my right rib cage. When i get the pain it travels to my upper back.?

Gall bladder?: It could be your gall bladder (or several other things). As with any severe pain, you should get this evaluated. ...Read more

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I started having pain under my right rib after an ovarian cyst rupture (4 weeks ago) & my whole body hurts , my boobs hurt too why is this happening?

I started having pain under my right rib after an ovarian cyst rupture (4 weeks ago) & my whole body hurts , my boobs hurt too why is this happening?

Get checked: Something does not add up. A ruptured cyst should not be still bothering you after 4 weeks, and would not normally affect your whole body or affect your breasts. The liver and gallbladder are located under the right rib, again not obviously related to a ruptured cyst. You should be checked out more thoroughly. ...Read more

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I'm having pain under my right rib, moving to my right shoulder. Ultrasound showed no gallstones? What could it be?

Probably a strain: many ways to strain that area. Turning, lifting, and working out are some of them. Ibuprofen taken according to direction and with food may help. If the pain does not g et better see a sports medicine doctor.. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain under my right rib cage that sometimes radiates into my upper back near my shoulder blade. Nausea. And acid reflux.

Gallbladder?: Sorry your feeling badly. Could be your gallbladder. See your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation, and ask of an ultrasound and blood tests are appropriate to check your gallbladder. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I went through an ultrasound and doc said there is kidney stone.I am having pain under my right rib cage.Doc suggested operation but I don't want to g?

I went through an ultrasound and doc said there is kidney stone.I am having pain under my right rib cage.Doc suggested operation but I don't want to g?

Urologist: You may wish to consult a urologist. Surgery may not be needed, if the stone can be broken up by sound waves, ie.,lithotripsy. Once the stone is broken with sound waves, the smaller pieces may pass with urine. ...Read more

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My hida scan came out to be 61%; two years ago, it was 90%. My urine report and blood work are normal. I had a weight loss of 7lbs. I still have pain under my right rib, on the side and in my shoulder with nausea. What should I do?

My hida scan came out to be 61%; two years ago, it was 90%. My urine report and blood work are normal. I had a weight loss of 7lbs. I still have pain under my right rib, on the side and in my shoulder with nausea. What should I do?

See your doctor: In our lab, an ejection fraction between 35%-90 is normal. A number of things can cause nausea, weight loss and pain...Like a problem with your bowel, stomach or liver. Your doctor will need to assess these issues along with a physical exam and other tests. ...Read more

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I'm having pain under my right rib & back pain doctor said gallblader looks fine can it be from not eating right ? Anxiety ? Pulled a muscle ?

Need proper work up : Symptoms of gb disease can include right upper abdominal pain which radiates to back, nausea, or vomiting. Symptoms usually occur after eating- the more greasy or fatty foods cause more severe symptoms. A negative ultrasound doesn't always mean the gb is normal. Other reasons for your pain: musculoskeletal, lung, liver, stomach and colon. Work up: hida scan, endoscopy, C.T. Scan. God bless. ...Read more

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I am having pain under my right ribs and spreading to my back, I am nauseous, belching and may have a slight fever. What could this be?

RUQ pain: Sounds like it could be gallbladder disease and possibly infection, though you are a bit young for this. SInce you are having fever you should get checked soon. Call your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been drinking heavy every day for 10 years, I have experienced a pain under my right rib that was so bad i couldnt move... Thoughts?

Cirrhosis of liver: With you history and right quadrant pain you should be evaluted for cirrhosis of the liver. Make an appointment with your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have been having pain under my right rib for a while. Latley it has been getting worse and now with the pain comes bloating?

I have been having pain under my right rib for a while. Latley it has been getting worse and now with the pain comes bloating?

Gallbladder: You could be having pain in your gallbladder, especially if there's bloating, because when you have gallstones, your digestion might not work well. In chinese medicine, pain under your rib, would be a liver related issue. Which could include your liver or your gallbladder since they are in the same location. ...Read more

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I have experienced excruciating pain under my right rib cage multiple times over the past 10 yrs. All tests seem fine?! but i suffer what is it?

I have experienced excruciating pain under my right rib cage multiple times over the past 10 yrs. All tests seem fine?! but i suffer what is it?

Tsietse's syndorme?: One cause of pain of this nature is acute costochondritis, an inflammatory condition caused by several factors, including trauma, viruses, even tumors and infections that are chronic. Patients with arthritic illnesses are at greater risk. Treatment is rest and nsaids like aleve, (naproxen) ibuprofen, etc. ...Read more