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Sharp shooting pain upper right back rib cage. Oouch! possibilities? No recent physical injury. Feels directly in the ribs. Not any deeper

Sharp shooting pain upper right back rib cage. Oouch! possibilities? No recent physical injury. Feels directly in the ribs. Not any deeper

Rash?: A few things come to mind: shingles (any rash?), pleuritic, muscle cramp, spine misalignment and more. Maybe a chiropractor can help. See a doctor if you have a rash in the area of pain. ...Read more

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Pain on right side back below rib feels like i was punched. What could this be?

Couple ideas...: The location you describe is the flank and is a common location for kidney pain. If you have an infection or contusion in your kidney you may experience pain in the flanks. This is also a common location for musculoskeletal pain perhaps caused by straining yourself. See your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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GN removed 5 months ago. I get pain under my right rib back front n side. Also groin pain what can it be. Worries can it be my liver or pancreas?

GN removed 5 months ago. I get pain under my right rib back front n side. Also groin pain what can it be. Worries can it be my liver or pancreas?

Gallbladder: remember that removing the gallbladder can remove the pain of gallbladder attacks. If you had sludge then you are at risk for small stones in your common bile duct. If you are still having pain then see your doctor and surgeon. Your doctor will examine you,ask questions and may repeat labs. There is always a small risk and your doctors want to know if you are not better. be well. ...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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Pain in upper right back, inside rib cage. Gallbladder removed in 2010-dirreah, weight loss, night sweats. Enzymes over 810-neg for hep, lupus, wilson?

Pain in upper right back, inside rib cage. Gallbladder removed in 2010-dirreah, weight loss, night sweats. Enzymes over 810-neg for hep, lupus, wilson?

? retained stone: There are a number of tests, ultrasound, mrcp that you could have to rule out a retained or new primary gallstone in your bile ducts. If these are clear an ERCP may help. If it is not a stone then review your meds. Many things can affect the liver: tylenol, (acetaminophen) alcohol, cholesterol meds, etc. If nothing is found they may want to image your liver. ...Read more

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Chest & stomach pain tenderness under right rib, pain in right back at bottom of rib, platelets 438, AST 127, ALT 33 normal u/s.No gallbladder/spleen?

Chest & stomach pain tenderness under right rib, pain in right back at bottom of rib, platelets 438, AST 127, ALT 33  normal u/s.No gallbladder/spleen?

Not sure: That i fully understand the question. Is it normal ultrasound? What do you mean "no gallbladder/spleen"? Blood tests seem normal. Need full medical history & physical exam. Many things cause pains that are not the gallbladder. Pancreatitis, gastritis, stomach ulcer, constipation, muscles, back injury with radiating nerve pain, etc. Ask your doctor for a referral to a specialist if needed. ...Read more

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Please help! i'm having pain under right rib, lower back!?

Please help! i'm having pain under right rib, lower back!?

Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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What could be causing the pain in my back and right lower rib cage?

Many things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for longlasting pain at the right back side below ribs .?

Not normal: This pain...for that matter ANY "longlasting" pain needs evaluation !! In that location , your kidney (stone), liver (hepatitis) gallbladder (stone) are possible sources See a physician! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Constant pain in right side of back under ribs and just below. Pain and discomfort also felt at the front on right below ribs?

Constant pain in right side of back under ribs and just below. Pain and discomfort also felt at the front on right below ribs?

Liver: Gall bladder, kidney ? If it hurts with eating fatty foods, it's probably your gallbladder. See your G.I. Doctor for further evaluation.. ...Read more

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17. moderate pain in my BACK under right ribs location. lasted a few minutes than was fine. causes? stopped when I sat a certain way. really scared.

17. moderate pain in my BACK under right ribs location. lasted a few minutes than was fine. causes? stopped when I sat a certain way. really scared.

See UR pediatrician: If the pain isn't improving, see your doctor so you can be worked up further to find relief. Better to know, than to worry and not know. ...Read more

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Burning dull pain right lower ribs and back what could it be?

Burning dull pain right lower ribs and back what could it be?

?Chest Pain: You might be suffering from chest wall pain due to physical exertional activity, presuming that there has been no blunt trauma to the chest wall or back. I would urge you to seek examination by your internal medicine physician if this pain persists. ...Read more

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Pain in back below right rib (not bad an ok wen breath in) also constipated for 2weeks is this connected?

Pain in back below right rib (not bad an ok wen breath in) also constipated for 2weeks is this connected?

Likely : Constipation (infrequent &/or difficult pass &/or excessively hard stool) or obstipation (incomplete evacuation) can have many causes, most commonly inadequate water & fiber intake. Stool not evacuated from the colon can get progressively desiccated/dried out, hard & more difficult to move through the colon resulting in progressive distention & pain, cramps or discomfort along course of the colon. ...Read more

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What specialist should I see if a gastroenterologist cannot find why I am in constant pain (under right rib and back) after 2scopes and ultrasound?

What specialist should I see if a gastroenterologist cannot find why I am in constant pain (under right rib and back) after 2scopes and ultrasound?

Pain: Before you give up on gallbladder as cause see if you can have a HIDA scan to see how well your gallbladder functions. If that is normal, consider having your back looked at for a cause, possible nerve pain. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in back right behind my rib cage shoulder blade area, doesn't hurt to breath but hurts to cough or move in certain directions?

Need more info: I will need more info re this pain. How long present? Did you injure yourself in any way, lifting, stumbling, carry a heavy weight, etc?? You may have partially moved a rib out of place, but that is only one possibility. Does the pain respond to ice application? Heat? If it persists, should be checked by physician. ...Read more

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Have had a pain right side back bottom of ribs started a heavy stabbing pain, I managed to sleep but irritable now it's more of a stinging pain?

Back pain: Several things could be causing this. Body wall problems such as muscle or bone. Skin problems such as shingles. Kidney stones and other kidney related issues. Should be seen and sort these out with a primary doctor. ...Read more

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Constant achy/throbbing pain under right rib and back. Feels like a ball under rib at times. Worse at night. Ultrasound of gallbladder etc normal?

Constant achy/throbbing pain under right rib and back. Feels like a ball under rib at times. Worse at night. Ultrasound of gallbladder etc normal?

Ultrasound: of gallbladder provides a picture of anatomy but not function. A HIDA scan with cholecytekinin gives function of the gallbladder. Gall stones obstructing outflow of the cystic duct is much more common as a cause but some women develop acalculus (no stones) cholecystitis which can be demonstrated by a HIDA scan. The liver and the right middle lobe of the lung need to be clinically evaluated also ...Read more

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