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Dr. Robert Kwok
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I feel sharp, sudden pain on my lower rib cage (right side) few times. What could cause this?

I feel sharp, sudden pain on my lower rib cage (right side) few times. What could cause this?

Maybe pleural pain: Under the right rib cage, or part of the rib cage, are the liver, gall bladder, first part of the small intestine, the muscles between ribs, the diaphragm, the linings of the ribs and the lungs, etc... Sometimes it is irritation of a nerve, or of pleura (the lining of the ribs or lungs) that leads to brief sharp pains. A doctor can examine the area if symptoms continue, increase, or are worrisome. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Benjamin Kim
Board Certified, General Surgery
37 years in practice
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I'm afraid i may have a strange tumor or something. Pain under rib cage, right side. Bloated and constipated all the time?

I'm afraid i may have a strange tumor or something. Pain under rib cage, right side. Bloated and constipated all the time?

Or maybe not: Pain under the right rib cage with bloating may often result from gall bladder disease. See your primary doctor or a general surgeon who may start with and ultrasound study and if positive, recommend surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Keshab Paudel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
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Dr. Martin Fiala
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Husband is having sever pain on right side above hip and below rib cage. What can it be and it's getting worse.?

Husband is having sever pain on right side above hip and below rib cage.  What can it be and it's getting worse.?

Physical exam needed: Above hip you have ascending colon, liver, gall bladder , kidney, besides muscles. Need to be examined for enlarged organ and point of tenderness, need to know about your bowel habits, urinary symptoms, blood test , urine test and possibly a ct scan or sonogram of the area . So many causes of pain in that area, which will be difficult to pinpoint without a proper exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Hasan Khondker
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Dr. Ray Tidman
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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Pain on lower right side below rib cage and above pelvic bone in abdomen?

Pain on lower right side below rib cage and above pelvic bone in abdomen?

Abd pain: Possibilities include: appendix , gall bladder, ulcer, .... Get in to your doc. ...Read more

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