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What causes occasional left upper quadrant pain, around the bottom of the rib cage, worse after a bowel movement?

What causes occasional left upper quadrant pain, around the bottom of the rib cage, worse after a bowel movement?

Luq: Left upper abdominal discomfort may be due to muscular strain, gas entrapment or pathology in the splenic flexure of the colon or disease of the spleen itself. Do you strain to have a bowel movement? Do you have any obvious bowel symptoms? If symptoms persist consult your physician or a gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause extreme pain at the bottom of my rib cage only when I cough or sneeze?

What can cause extreme pain at the bottom of my rib cage only when I cough or sneeze?

A sure Dx may need: Imaging of some type or at least a direct exam might be needed to know for sure, but if there is no pain otherwise, it could be an internal bruise or soft tissue injury from excessive coughing or sneezing. People can pull muscles through those when they are violent. A binding (not too tight) might minimize the pain. Ask your provider to check it out and offer advice based on findings. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have pain at the bottom of my rib cage its only on the left hand side only started today?

I have pain at the bottom of my rib cage its only on the left hand side only started today?

Various: A few things can lead to that, from trauma and muscular pain to lung infection... Depending on other symptoms and based on a physical exam a physician can better help you in person. You can take some pain medication but if it persists you likely need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sharp shooting pain at the bottom of my rib cage on the right side. I have had regular bowel movements. It woke me from my sleep.

I have a sharp shooting pain at the bottom of my rib cage on the right side. I have had regular bowel movements. It woke me from my sleep.

Related to breathing: Is that sharp pain in synch or can it be reproduced by breathing movements? If so, you're fine...just a little intercostal neuritic pain from a pinched nerve twig that will relieve itself in short. If that's not the case then, likely a transient GI glitch. If that symptom changes into something more prolonged and localized into the abdomen then, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello I have pain in the bottom of my rib cage from the muscle at the bottom of the sternum to the left along the rib and the right.What is it?

Hello I have pain in the bottom of my rib cage from the muscle at the bottom of the sternum to the left along the rib and the right.What is it?

Costochondritis: Also known as chest wall pain, is a benign and often temporary inflammation of the costal cartilage, which connects each rib to the sternum at the costosternal joint, and is a common cause of chest pain. Though costochondritis is often self-limited, it can be a recurring condition that can appear to have little or no signs of onset. Treatment options are quite limited and usually, rest, analgesics. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause a slight pain at the bottom of the right rib cage? When i get constipated i get a little pain there and on the side as well.

Can constipation cause a slight pain at the bottom of the right rib cage? When i get constipated i get a little pain there and on the side as well.

Constipation: Constipation can be a cause of abdominal pain and the location of the discomfort can vary from patient to patient. If the issue persists, you should have a complete evaluation by your regular doctor. ...Read more

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I have a constant pain at the bottom of my right rib cage that is very very sore i can feel the pain in my back as well.

I have a constant pain at the bottom of my right rib cage that is very very sore i can feel the pain in my back as well.

See a doctor: Consider getting evaluated by your doctor sooner than later. Pain in that area can be related to gall bladder issues but would need a more thorough evaluation to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What causes pain in right side bottom of rib cage when coughing or pressing in that area?

What causes pain in right side bottom of rib cage when coughing or pressing in that area?

Pleuritic Chest Pain: Inflammation :of Lung and covering of Lungs called Pleura occurs mainly due to Viral infection any chest wall movement like Taking deep Breath/ Coughing/laughing can cause pain in certain part of chest. Infection: Bronchitis causing muscle pull from repeated coughing lead to localized chest pain Trauma: Fall or injury to can cause pain while pressing or coughing to a localized area ...Read more

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Pain between bottom of right rib cage and 2 inches from top of bellybutton. Been hurting for a few hours . Is that where gallbladder is? Or appendix?

Pain between bottom of right rib cage and 2 inches from top of bellybutton. Been hurting for a few hours . Is that where gallbladder is? Or appendix?

Could be: Both appendix and gallbladder are located right abdomen, gallbladder higher appendix lower. Many things can cause abdominal pain. If does. Not improve within several hours would recommend going to er and having evaluated. ...Read more