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Dr. Thomas Miller
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Dr. Connie Topliff
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What causes the pain on the right upper abdomen just some centimeters below rib cage?

Dr. Connie Topliff
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What causes the pain on the right upper  abdomen just  some centimeters below rib cage?

Could be several....: Things, but gall bladder problems are the classic causes. If it continues, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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Severe pain upper abdomen center just beneath rib cage and to the right.Pain starts mild and increases to sever then stops ?

Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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Severe pain upper abdomen center just beneath rib cage and to the right.Pain starts mild and increases to sever then stops ?

Gall bladder?: Could be gall bladder or possibly an ulcer. See a doc for some labs and an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Fox
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Right side upper abdomen pain under rib cage causes?

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Right side upper abdomen pain under rib cage causes?

Possibilities: Ruq abdomen is home to the liver, gall bladder, small intestines, diaphragm. Gall bladder stones, duodenal ulcer, pneumonia, hepatitis, and sometimes atypical appendicitis can cause RUQ pain. Persistent pain warrants immediate evaluation by doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Ayo Adu
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I have a pain on my left upper abdomen below my rib cage. It is tender to the touch. It hurts when I move. This came on me suddenly. ?

Dr. Ayo Adu
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A few things: In the absence of trauma, this could be an abdominal strain, or costochondritis. Have your physician evaluate you to be sure. ...Read more

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Dr. Ayisha Gani
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Lasting pain for 3 mos on whole bod and on abdomen when pressed, specially the right upper abdomen below rib cage. Been on antibiotic before.

Dr. Ayisha Gani
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Lasting pain for 3 mos on whole bod and on abdomen when pressed, specially the right upper abdomen below rib cage. Been on antibiotic before.

Generalized pain: Probably musculo skeletal pain, if it is related to any particular organ system in the abdomen it could have caused some other symptoms or signs also. Try acetaminophen for pain, good hydration and graded exercise program. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius Dooley
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I recently started getting upper abdomen flutter right between my rib cage. It's painless but freaks me out. It feels like a baby kick lightly?

Dr. Cornelius Dooley
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I recently started getting upper abdomen flutter right between my rib cage. It's painless but freaks me out. It feels like a baby kick lightly?

Not Serious: It doesn't sound like anything serious, but if you are concerned, you should see your doctor to discuss it; ...Read more

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
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Strong thumping sensation upper abdomen between parting in rib cage sometimes, really takes my breath away at times can this be caused by reflux?

Dr. Shaym Puppala
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Strong thumping sensation upper abdomen between parting in rib cage sometimes, really takes my breath away at times can this be caused by reflux?

Doesn't sound usual: That does not sound like a usual symptom of reflux, and it is worthwhile getting evaluated in clinic. For general info: Sometimes when there is an early heartbeat, the next beat is delayed and so heart has a chance to fill with more blood than usual, making the delayed beat stronger, sometimes experienced as a thump. Relevance of early beats depends on type of beat and underlying health issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Smith
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I have a nawing pain on my left upper abdomen just under the rib cage and pain goes to my back and sometimes up to my shoulders and arms. ?

Dr. Kenneth Smith
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I have a nawing pain on my left upper abdomen just under the rib cage and pain goes to my back and sometimes up to my shoulders and arms.  ?

Serious symptoms: Could be ulcer, pancreatic disease. Sub diaphragmatic abscess. Colon problem. Enlarged spleen. Need to see physician soon m. ...Read more

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Dr. Laura McMullen
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I have, sore in middle upper abdomen to the right side under my rib cage, always wake at night and sweat of pain. Been feeling this but worse before they took out my gall bladder in 2008, before the surgery all test came out normal and now 70 % of the sym

Dr. Laura McMullen
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Pain : Pain in this area is very tricky since there are many organ systems in the epigastric area and right upper quadrant of the abdomen. - stomach - problems such as gastroesophageal reflux, gastritis, and stomach ulcers can cause pain in these areas - usually worse with eating and worse while laying down - pancreas - pancreatitis, pancreatic stones/blockages can cause epigastric pain, sometimes radiating to the back - liver/gallbladder - hepatitis, gall stones or gall bladder disease can cause pain in the right upper quadrant - intestinal - duodenal ulcers, infections and constipation can cause pain there because the colon loops up into that area - kidney - kidney stones or infections can cause pain in the right upper quadrant, though many people feel it in their backs. - gyne - ovarian pain from a cyst or even an infection from a sexually transmitted disease can cause pain in the right upper quadrant. And all those are just a few of the things that could be going on. So, your best option is to be seen by a doctor and examined to determine the cause of your pain. If your doctor is not sure what is causing your pain, you might benefit from speaking with a specialist. Reasons to go to the er are: - high fever - bloody stool - bright green or bloody vomit - severe or worsening pain - difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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