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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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