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Right Side Rib Pain
Right side rib pain for 8 months goes into my right shoulder blade i have had 8 clear xrays in past 3 months
Gallbladder/ Ulcer?: The symptoms here are vague. This type of symptom could arise from different things. Simple muscle cramps would be relieved with conditioning, stretch and better breathing. My first thought is something gastrointestinal like an irritated gallbladder or an ulcer in the small intestine - but not my specialty so I'd suggest consulting an internist or gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Right side rib pain towards back and up to sholder blade could this be gallbladder problems . Pain gets worse as day goes on?
Several possibilitie: Trauma, bruise, exercise, coughing, stress fracture, costochondritis, can all cause pain that should get better over several weeks. Shingles, other infections, and rheumatic diseases can cause pain that may be more chronic. Ask your provider. Rib films are rarely helpful. Cancer and myeloma can cause pain of course, but you would probably already know. There are other benign bone tumors etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been having right sided rib pain for 8 months that goes in to my back and shoulder blades,i suffer with copd gastritis blood and xrays clear
See a doctor: Or use HealthTap Prime. In either case, 4 days of rib pain sounds excessive. Was he in a car accident? Did the pain start spontaneously? Does the pain worsen when breathing in or breathing out? There are many questions to answer, & possibly an X-ray to obtain, b4 you get a diagnosis, which is the 1st step. Rib pain is notoriously hard to treat, so a pain specialist may ultimately be needed. ...Read more
I've had a cough for a week. The mucus when productive is yellow, i'm wheezing and for the past few days have intense right side rib pain when i cough?
Hard to say: There are quite a few causes of low back, hip and rib pain - from degenerative disk disease to bone conditions, to arthritis, to trauma/injury, to pain coming from the uterus or ovaries, or shingles. If the pain is significant or ongoing, you see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Right rib pain: Many things can cause right rib pain with shortness of breath, such as pneumonia or other causes of infection/inflammation; lung, mediastinal or rib tumors, pulmonary artery embolus (life-threatening), rib fracture or focal trauma. I recommend a visit to your doctor or to the ER. ...Read more
Upper right side rib pain (under arm) worse when moving or breathing, took a new exercise class on Friday using upper body movement, ?
Right side rib pain radiating to chest over a month. Cannot sleep on right side xray showed calcified cartilage in ribs? I have hashimotos
Costochondritis?: Costochondritis is an inflammation of one or more of the joints that connect the ribs to the breast bone. The pain tends to radiate along the nerve(s) that travel with the rib(s). It can be tender to the touch and painful with movement of the arm or compression & expansion of the chest wall. It's usually treated with anti-inflammatories, ice and relative rest. It's NOT caused by Hashimoto's. ...Read more
Right side/rib pain down into pelvis with a foul smell what could it be already check for a yeast infection but not it. Pain level is 7?
Maybe urinary tract: May be a complex urinary tract infection. If a bladder infection (a "lower" uti) works its way upstream, could infect the actual kidney, which can give pain in the flank distribution, also systemic symptoms. An upper urinary tract infection is called a pyelonephritis, and can be serious. Kidney stone can cause pain, but wouldn't commonly have smells. Would recommend further medical evaluation. ...Read more
My mother had abdominal myomectomy last week. However, she is now suffering intesely from right side rib pain that extends to her back
Nausea. Forced vomiting for 2 day w/no luck. Now right chest pain when deep inhale and right side rib pain. Direct cause? Why only pain right side?
34 weeks pregnant & having right side rib pain, When I sit or lay down or walk or move it hurts! Why is this?
Rib pain 34 wks: If you do not have a cough or cold or other respiratory infection, your rib pain may be caused by the growing uterus. AS the baby grows the uterus enlarges and pushes up against the muscles in your chest wall. All of the ligaments at the ends of the muscle relax a bit during pregnancy allowing the abdomen and chest to accommodate a growing baby. Check with your medical provider about this. ...Read more
Went to dr for right sided lower rib pain. Dr did ekg. Machine showed abnormalities but Dr said it read perfect. Does machine show false stuff often?
It could...: There are times that the EKG computer system fails to give an accurate reading. That's why it is important that the doctor reviews the results. If there is any doubt and you are still experiencing chest pains then discuss it with him/her. Maybe other tests might be needed or a Cardiology consult as well. ...Read more
Yes: there are many potential causes, and i would encourage you to be seen; but you are right, the liver is in the right upper quadrant and can cause pain in the area, as can ulcer disease. Many other potential causes such as pleurisy, pneumonia, gall stones, costochondriitis, etc. an exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. ...Read more
When do I call my doctor about right sided rib cage pain? Is a very sharp pain thy only happens when i breath deeply.
If pain is getting -: Worse then you should see your pcp for an examination, chest xrays, labs, maybe a ct scan, depending on what the pcp finds. Possibilities include rib fx, infection, pul embolus, strained muscles; as all these result in increasing pain with deep breathing. See him sooner than later, to avoid any serious problems with delaying to see him. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take iburprofen for right side rib cage pain? and what can it be i had x rays and everything looks normal doctor said.
"Pleurodynia": A very fancy sounding medical name for pain in the rib cage usually made worse with breathing and usually due to a harmless viral illness. Another cause may be a simple "pull" of the intercostal (muscles between our ribs which help us breathe. You can take ibuprofen for both of these reasons. As long as your chest xray is negative NOT TO WORRY! ...Read more
Light colored, loose and chunky stools along with lower right side rib cage pain after gallbladder surgery 2 weeks ago. Normal?
Yes: Your stools may take time to adjust to a new normal after gallbladder surgery, as you no longer have the bile salts being secreted into the intestine to assist with digestion. As for the R-sided rib pain in the area of the surgery, it is not uncommon to have some residual soreness from the procedure itself. If redness, fever, distention in setting of the soreness would prompt more urgent check-up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My right side rib cage pain is burning and aching can it possibly be ucler or liver issue? i had an xray and it was normal.
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