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What does it mean when you have pain in the lower right rib cage when a person coughs?

What does it mean when you have pain in the lower right rib cage when a person coughs?

It could be a number: Of causes, like: pneumonia, pleurisy, broken rib (s), pulled muscles/ ligaments sprains, or inflammation or infection of liver or other rt sided abdominal organs.

See your pcp to be treated. ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower right rib cage on my back. Its much worse when lay down.?

I have pain in my lower right rib cage on my back. Its much worse when lay down.?

Pain: The pain can be coming from muscle, intestines, kidney stones, bones, ovaries or bladder... Go to a doctor to get checked out more thoroughly. ...Read more

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I have a terrible pain under my lower right rib cage this becomes unbearable when sitting. It feels like something is be squashed?

I have a terrible pain under my lower right rib cage this becomes unbearable when sitting. It feels like something is be squashed?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my lower right rib cage. To ask the doctor or no if something is wrong?

Yes, ask the doctor: If the pain has been there for some time, you should ask your doctor. It could be nothing or it could be a sign of any number of conditions including rib problems, lung, gall bladder, kidney or other problems. It is worth checking if it has been there for more than a few days. ...Read more

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When I move from laying down to standing uo or try strain when trying to pass gas or stool I get a sharp pain in my lower right rib cage thoughts?

When I move from laying down to standing uo or try strain when trying to pass gas or stool I get a sharp pain in my lower right rib cage thoughts?

Muscle strain?: It's not possible to give you a precise diagnosis without examining you, but if your only having pain with the above activities, it suggests a musculoskeletal source, such as a muscle strain. If your pain persists or gets worse see your physician for a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am using methamphetamine, is causing a pain in my lower right rib cage, above liver below lung, it's a tight balled up dull cramp, what is it?

I am using methamphetamine, is causing a pain in my lower right rib cage, above liver below lung, it's a tight balled up dull cramp, what is it?

Exam needed: This discomfort could be arising in the intercostal muscle or nerve of the rib cage, a rib, the liver, gall bladder or right lung base. An examination by a physician is indicated and appropriate tests will be ordered. I don't think that we can attribute this discomfort to your taking methamphetamine which I feel would cause more generalized symptoms. ...Read more

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Pain behind lower right rib cage up to shoulder hurts to laugh move n breath?

Pain behind lower right rib cage up to shoulder hurts to laugh move n breath?

Several things: It could be your gall bladder, liver problem, a kidney stone or infection, a rib muscle sprain / strain or a infection / inflammation in the right lung or lining of the right lung. If you have nausea, loose bowels then more likely gall bladder. If you have cough or breathing problems, then the lungs may be culprit. Blood in the urine or urinary frequency suggests the kidney stone. See a doc! ...Read more

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Pain on my right lower rib cage. What should I do?

See a doctor: Because this pain could be many things like gall bladder or stomach pain. It could be rib, muscle or cartilage pain. It's very hard to speculate. ...Read more

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I have intense pain in the area underneath my lower right rib cage wrapping around to the back same spot?

I have intense pain in the area underneath my lower right rib cage wrapping around to the back same spot?

Not interpretable: You have not mentioned the duration of symptoms. Shingles can present like this before rashes appear. Referred pain from the spine or a pinched nerve in the back or rib cage can also cause such pain. You need to see your pcp urgently. ...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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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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Recently I started having pain at the lower rib cage right and now it seem to spread to the back body but the pain is not on the spine. Wht is this?

Possible: Costochondritis, which effect the junction of the rib to the chest bone (sternum) usually subside by using Motrin in few days, rarely will continue for a while and you have to see your doctor for the treatment. ...Read more

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I need a doctors advise I have off and on pain on my lower right below my rib cage, don't have fever or vomiting but at times the pain is sharp, also notice sometimes constipation and releasing gas, for the most part I go to the bathroom regularly, lately

Your: Your description of your feces is of concern. If you have black, tarry / sticky, malodorous stool that could be a sign of bleeding from your gastrointestinal tract. If this fits the description, I would recommend a trip to the emergency room. ...Read more

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I keep having sharp pain under my right rib cage and pain in the lower right side of my back. What could this be?

See your GP: There are a variety of reasons that you could have like cardio, GI, anxiety, myalgia, etc. Regardless of the cause, it is important to visit your GP for consultation, tests, treatment or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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I have had my gall bladder removed back on 3/31/14 now I'm having sharp constant pains in the lower right rib cage need at home remedies?

Need more info: Pain after gall bladder surgery is not uncommon and has many causes. It is essential to call your surgeon and make him/her aware of your pain. Don't just rely on home remedies without a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Pain in the lower rib cage area?

Pain in the lower rib cage area?

Several causes: In young persons, lower thoracic pain could be due to local trauma (bruise), pain associated with a virus (if the child has a fever), pleurisy (inflammation of the lung's lining), bronchitis, pneumonia or some other cause. If the pain continues, or if there is fever, see the doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have pain in the lower rib cage when a person coughs?

What does it mean when you have pain in the lower rib cage when a person coughs?

Musculoskeletal...: This is usually a musculoskeletal pain due to the coughing. Possibilities include muscle strain, inflamed cartilage or even a rib fracture. All of these will gradually resolve once the coughing completely stops. If your pain does not resolve or if it worsens once you stop coughing, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause a fluttering/spamming under lower right rib cage?

What could cause a fluttering/spamming under lower right rib cage?

Muscle fasciculation's: There are a few possible causes. The most common cause is simply fasciculation's or twitching of the muscles. You may or may not be able to visually see this happen. If you can see it that is the best way to confirm the cause. You can also get a similar sensation from the movement of intestines and stomach. Rarely this can also be skipped or rapid heart beats. Checking your pulse will confim ...Read more

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What could cause pain in the lower rib cage after laughing?

Explanation: There are a few reason to have pain after laughing. But none of them are dangerous and mostly due to muscle spasm. Hope you do not need medicine, like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin., and pain gone by itself. ...Read more

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I have a severe sharp pain in the lower left side of my abdomen, just behind or maybe in my rib cage. Is there something I can do at home to fix this?

I have a severe sharp pain in the lower left side of my abdomen, just behind or maybe in my rib cage. Is there something I can do at home to fix this?

No short answer: I hope it is a muscular strain and can be helped by heatseveral times a day. In the rib cage would be more in the mid to upper abdomen. I do not like it being a severe sharp pain, if it is other than brief you should seek medical attention.
It could be diverticulitis (an infected pocket in the intestine) and it may be ruptured. ...Read more

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I'm a 37y/o f. I've noticed when I lie down my lower right rib cage has constant "pressure". Can't lay on my right. No trauma and gallbladder removed.?

I'm a 37y/o f. I've noticed when I lie down my lower right rib cage has constant "pressure". Can't lay on my right. No trauma and gallbladder removed.?

See a doc: You might need an ultrasound of your liver, or evaluation of your rib cage.
These two things could cause your symptoms, either large liver, or a painful rib
See a doctor for proper evaluation and appropriate treatment ...Read more

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Healthy active 27f crampy feeling in lower right rib cage, relieved by heat. What could this be? Worried its my liver.

Healthy active 27f crampy feeling in lower right rib cage, relieved by heat. What could this be? Worried its my liver.

It could be: Any number of things, liver/gallbladder problem being one of them. See a doctor for blood tests and possible imaging with ultrasound if you are worried. If pain is relieved by heat, it is more likely a muscle spasm, but you can't be sure. ...Read more

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What causes recurrent pleurisy, with consistent pain in the lower rib cage that is not effected by breathing? Clear xray, spirometry good

What causes recurrent pleurisy, with consistent pain in the lower rib cage that is not effected by breathing? Clear xray, spirometry good

Something else: If this is not affected by breathing, it is not likely from pleurisy but from something else at the lower rib cage. If your family doctor can't help you, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Got pain lower part of rib cage?

Got pain lower part of rib cage?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities, I would not hesitate to be seen. Potential causes can include pain at the rib bone/ cartilage junction (costochondritis), a thoracic radiculopathy, pleurisy, or from an organ just under the rib such as the liver, lung, gall bladder, stomach, etc. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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What can cause random pain in the front lower rib cage?

Could be rib: Dysfunction. Read the following
http://www. Basicspine. Com/conditions-procedures/pain-management/slipped-rib-syndrome. Html. ...Read more

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What does pain on the lower left side under the rib cage mean?

What does pain on the lower left side under the rib cage mean?

Consider being seen: There are a number of possibilities and if it does not improve, you should consider being seen. Among the structures on the left side in that area are the lung, ribs, stomach and pancreas, all of which could potentially cause pain. Costochondritis, which is an inflammation of the rib-cartilage junction is among the more common causes and is quite benign, but you could also have a pneumonia. ...Read more

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I want help my left side my rib cage lower part hurts very bad!!?

I want help my left side my rib cage lower part hurts very bad!!?

Consider being seen: There are a number of possibilities and if it does not improve, you should consider being seen. Among the structures on the left side in that area are the lung, ribs, stomach and pancreas, all of which could potentially cause pain. Costochondritis, which is an inflammation of the rib-cartilage junction is among the more common causes and is quite benign, but you could also have a pneumonia. ...Read more

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Lower part of my rib cage has been hurting for a while. No injuries?

Lower part of my rib cage has been hurting for a while. No injuries?

More details: Are needed. However a set of RIB FILMS would be my next step. At your age various pathologic conditions can cause bone pain and the ribs are no exception! Trauma or NOT GET IT CHECKED OUT as soon as practicable! Your PCP (Primary Care Provider) is a good start!
Hope this helps!
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