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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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Pain in right side of back under last rib on back side of my back pulls when I breath in and move a certain way or sit a certain way muscle or kidney?

Pain in right side of back under last rib on back side of my back pulls when I breath in and move a certain way or sit a certain way muscle or kidney?

Likely muscular: Pain or discomfort that occurs and is worsened by movement or changes in position are usually musculoskeletal in nature. Can try some anti-inflammatories like low dose over the counter ibuprofen taken with food. See your doctor if pain continues or gets more severe. ...Read more

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Had on and off pain in right side chest and upper back, today am having pain left side hurts when breath in around rib area what can this be?

Had on and off pain in right side chest and upper back, today am having pain left side hurts when breath in around rib area what can this be?

Need more info: To determine if you have an acute respiratory problem like pneumonia, history of fever and other symptoms like cough and poor appetite is important. In absence if these, one can consider other causes of inflammation such as asthma or pleurisy. For now you can take anti inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen 400 mg every 6-8 hrs for 2-3 days. If still not improved. Pl get examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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Sore achy pain under ribs on right side of back tender to touch I have had it over a year sometimes its worse then usual.

Sore achy pain under ribs on right side of back tender to touch I have had it over a year sometimes its worse then usual.

Musculoskeletal pain: Treatment depends on the diagnosis but if it's muscle soreness, physical therapy or alternative therapies like acupuncture or chiropractor manipulations are probably the best option. I'd recommend avoiding chronic pain medications. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Started two yrs ago I get quick stabbing pain in right side towards the back right directly below ribs and chest pain that comes and goes very random?

Started two yrs ago I get quick stabbing pain in right side towards the back right directly below ribs and chest pain that comes and goes very random?

Chest pain: chest pain as described here and at your age is most likely to be coming from the chest wall "musculoskeletal". Other common causes may include asthma and acid reflux. Heart problems can cause chest pain but your symptoms are not fitting. If ibuprofen does not help your pain then you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dull pain in right side starting by ribs in middle of stomach around to the back for three days. Pain moves and isn't debilitating. What is it?

RUQ pain: Pain in that area may be from duodenal ulcer, gall bladder problems like infection or stone, muscular problem, or pain form the back referred to the front. Etc. If pain persist have it checked out. ...Read more

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What is pain in right side of abdomen that seems to go around the back just below rib cage. Seems to get worse with certain foods/liquids w/fatigue.?

What is pain in right side of abdomen that seems to go around the back just below rib cage. Seems to get worse with certain foods/liquids w/fatigue.?

Any GI disease such-: -as reflux, ulcers, gall bladder or liver can cause the synptoms you have. See your PCP, be evaluated and follow his/her plan of treatment. ...Read more

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I have extremely sharp pain in right side under rib cage and goes down to my hip bone also is going into my back. Started from back a few days ago.

I have extremely sharp pain in right side under rib cage and goes down to my hip bone also is going into my back. Started from back a few days ago.

Pinched nerve: This could represent a pinched nerve in the lower thoracic spine. Alternatively, the pain could be coming from your gallbladder, or some other abdominal pathology. I would recommend seeing a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm having major pain in right side of stomach (mainly in my side) between ribs and hip and it goes to my back. Ideas what it could be or what to do?

I'm having major pain in right side of stomach (mainly in my side) between ribs and hip and it goes to my back. Ideas what it could be or what to do?

Some possibilities: If one has very uncomfortable tummy pain, and is normally in good health, plus is not pregnant, the possibilities include: appendicitis (usually has fever), gall stones, kidney stone (very painful), constipation (crampy), stomach flu, etc... Most people with "moderate pain", meaning more than mild pain, need a doctor's evaluation to be sure it is not appendicitis, which would need surgery. ...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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I had C-section 12th june 2012, since then I have had constant pain in right side under ribs with burning in back, ultrasound shows excess bowel gas?

I had C-section 12th june 2012, since then I have had constant pain in right side under ribs with burning in back, ultrasound shows excess bowel gas?

You need: A workup. A full exam and possibly a ct or MRI to make sure nothing abnormal is going on.
A c-section is a bloody operation and sometimes some things that can be injured cannot be seen at the time of surgery. ...Read more

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Pain on right side closer to my back near my rib cage?

A few possibilities: This could be (1) musculoskeletal pain (like pulled muscle, broken rib, vertebral compression fracture), (2) kidney pain (like kidney stone or infection), (3) herpes zoster (also called shingles) (4) pleurisy (inflammation of lining around your right lung in that location), (5) and maybe something else not coming to mind right now. You should see your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Why am I having pain across my back & on both sides of my rib cage?

Why am I having pain across my back & on both sides of my rib cage?

Back, rib pain: More information about your symptoms is needed. Is the discomfort Sharp, jabbing, and fleeting? Does it hurt to take a deep breath or turn, twist, bend? Any history of strain? Do you have a cough? Pinched nerve usually hurts only on one side. Your physician will have to take a thorough history, examine you, order tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have dull and achy pain at rib side back and front is it dangerous?

Depends on: Where (right, left), exactly, for how long (hours, days, weeks) & your general condition (reason for scan and ultrasound, etc.) doctors think in terms of body structures within certain locations: rib area may mean bone, nerve, blood vessel, muscle, tendon, organ (spleen, kidney, liver, gall bladder). Also, since you are already being evaluated for kidney issues, the answer may be there. Details? ...Read more

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What could cause pain in my right side near my ribs and middle of back?

Many things: Near the lower ribs, are kdiney, liver, gall bladder, duodenum, part of pancreas, large bowel as well as lower lung. For instance but not all inclusive, infection or trauma to kidney, liver; colitis distending large bowel; pancreatitis and gastritis; gall bladder disease, infection in lower lung, traumatic or inflammatory changes in bones. You should consult your physician for workup. ...Read more

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What causes pain just under left back and side of rib cage? Dull achy pain.

Let me explain: Two main reasons for pain in that area.
1-urinary tract system.
2- muscular-skeletal system.
There are many other reasons but those the most common ones. ...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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What organ is under your left lower rib cage on your left side close to your back?

Kidney?: The organ you describe is probably a kidney, but you can experience pain in that area coming from a number of different organs, including liver, stomach, muscles and even the heart. ...Read more

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What causes a sharp pain in the area of the bottom right rib at back and side of it?

Shingles?: This could be an early sign of shingles, the skin rash caused by reactivation of an old chickenpox virus that lays dormant for years in a peripheral nerve. I saw 1 case of "chest pain" that was extensively evaluated, only for a classic shingles rash to pop out after seven days! Injury and heavy breathing during exercise are possible. See a doctor if it persists, worsens or a rash occurs. ...Read more

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Pain underneath lower left rib cage and up the left side of back. What can I take for this?

Pain underneath lower left rib cage and up the left side of back. What can I take for this?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the pancreas or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Strange knocking sensation to the (r) side of back where ribs end. About 1week. Any thoughts?

Strange knocking sensation to the (r) side of back where ribs end. About 1week. Any thoughts?

Watch it closely: It may be a transient harmless issue. It is always prudent to think of the unthinkable. I would advise you to watch it closely with our being overly anxious. You might even have to take mild pain medication like tylenol (acetaminophen) or so. If the condition does not resolve or get worse, I recommend to see your primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have random pain in my right side from near the bottom of my ribs in my back around my right side?

I have random pain in my right side from near the bottom of my ribs in my back around my right side?

At your age: The most likely explanation is musculoskeletal pain (pain originating from strained muscles, tendons, ligaments). Often one doesn't recognize how or why such a strain may have developed...you can't recall an injury. More serious possible causes include kidney injury or infection, especially if accompanied by a fever. If it doesn't resolve in a day or two, see your Doctor for evaluation. Good wishes ...Read more

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I have pain between my ribs and on left side and back not all the time and very pain full what could it be?

Many things...: More history would be needed. For example, if the pain increases with deep breath, it could be an inflammation of the heart or lung lining. If it is tender to touch the area, may be muscle strain (there are muscles between your ribs), pain between cartilage and bone of ribs; sometimes shingles rash breaks out after the pain has been there for several days. Since very painful, check w doc. ...Read more