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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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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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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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