Top 20 Doctor insights on: Lower back pain under right rib cage

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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I gave up smoking 4 months ago after 33 years. I am getting a lot of lower back pain & sharp pain on LH in back of rib cage. Is this detox & kidney?

I gave up smoking 4 months ago after 33 years. I am getting a lot of lower back pain & sharp pain on LH in back of rib cage. Is this detox & kidney?

Congratulations on: Freeing yourself of smoking! Please don't slip back or smoke even one because it leads to the next. See your doc about the back pain which is likely unrelated to smoking cessation. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Having lower back pain on right side/hip. Also have pain in right side rib cage. Feels like I got punched or a bad bruise. What should I do?

Having lower back pain on right side/hip. Also have pain in right side rib cage. Feels like I got punched or a bad bruise. What should I do?

Must rule out kidney: Have your primary md be sure you do have have a kidney problem. Otherwise heat, rest, no lifting or rotation and make sure you recheck in with primary md. ...Read more

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Hi I'm having right side pain under rib cage and lower back pain that is releaved when I have a bowl movement. I'm also have nausea.

Hi I'm having right side pain under rib cage and lower back pain that is releaved when I have a bowl movement. I'm also have nausea.

Start with water: Try to increase water intake and maybe also fiber intake to get a more even consistency to your stool. If having regular bowel movements results in minimization of the discomfort then this was the problem. If symptoms persist then you probably need to see your doctor in order to evaluate for other things like gallbladder problems. ...Read more

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Dad has pain in left lower back. Says it's back pain, muscle feels tense around his rib cage. But the pain is not always there. Is it his kidneys?

See below: Back pain is one symptom felt by somebody who has kidney stone or mass but musculoskeletal pain is a more common cause of back pain, especially with muscle spasms. Have his dr examine him to get accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a severe back pain on my lower back below the rib cage and above the pelvic. It s has been coming and going. Usually comes when the weather is?

Pain: You must see your primary doctor who will take your medical history, examine your back, and order xrays and blood work.
Hopefully there will not be any concern.
Please let me know. ...Read more

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Headaches lower back pain left rib pain feel bloated and super full but am not what's going on? : (

Back Pain: The pains you're describing may be related to your kidneys. I think you should have this checked out with your primary care doctor. They can get some simple tests to figure out what is going on and make sure it is nothing dangerous or that needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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I'm having lower back pain, kicking sensation under mt right ribs, and sudden weight gain. No change in daily routine. What could this be?

I'm having lower back pain, kicking sensation under mt right ribs, and sudden weight gain. No change in daily routine. What could this be?

? Pregnancy Test: You are a little vague about the time period of thiese conditions occurring relative to your periods, use of contraception, and amount of weight gain. Any other symptoms like breast tenderness or enlargement? Start with a home pregnancy test and seek medical attention for a full exam. ...Read more

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I have on specific point in between my shoulders where it seems to trigger lower back pain&ribs ihave history of uti, sometimes has same symptoms.

Muscle pain: With a trigger point, you could have a rib out of place or have rib muscle pain. Seek out a good doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.)
or a good chiropractic physician. They should be able to help. ...Read more

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I have been having really bad lower back pain. Its been going on for over a month. Now its on both sides. I'm getting sharp pains up my left side of back and left ribs. I feel pressure n sometimes get chest pains that take my breath away. And I have a tas

See a Doc: You really need to see your doctor at this point. Back pain that is going on for a month could represent something serious with your health. Please get in to see someone asap. If you do not have a doctor go to an urgent care center or an emergency department. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain on the right side of my body, slightly below my ribs. It started 3 hours ago. No fever. No headache. Pain is sever?

I have lower back pain on the right side of my body, slightly below my ribs. It started 3 hours ago. No fever. No headache. Pain is sever?

Possible kidney ston: Others include gallbladder stone disease. The kidney stone pain may radiate downward towards the groin and may show blood in urine (dark urine). Gallbladder pain may radiate upward towards shoulder blades. Since you mentioned "severe", you probably need to visit the emergency department for x ray or ultrasound, urinalysis, and pain control. ...Read more

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Burning sensation near right hip and and just below right ribs and constant lower back pain for years. Feels worse when sitting down.

Back problem: I suggest being seen by a physician. Your pain could be from your back, particularly because of the burning quality of your pain, and because it is worse in certain positions. ...Read more

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I'm having lower back pain sever cramp kinda feeling with sharp pains its in middle of lower right side right of spine and between waist n ribs. No?

Multiple causes: You must be examined to rule out any possible cause for this type of pain. Possible muscle pain/spasm, arthritic pain, kidney pain, nerve pain or underlying medical or metabolic causes. Make an appointment to be examined asap. ...Read more

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I woke up with very bad lower back pain and this pain on left side below my ribs feels like sharp needle prick pain what could that be and im feeling lightheaded?

I woke up with very bad lower back pain and this pain on left side below my ribs feels like sharp needle prick pain what could that be and im feeling lightheaded?

Be seen: There are multiple potential causes. The location you are describing is near the location of the left kidney and so kidney infection or kidney stone would be among the considerations. I would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more