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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