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Dr. James Rochester
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I have short sharp pain under the rib cage on the right side, on the side of torso.Also it hurts when I hold my urine longer. What can it be?

I have short sharp pain under the rib cage on the right side, on the side of torso.Also it hurts when I hold my urine longer. What can it be?

Many Things: Many things on the list of possible causes of your symptoms. Muscle or rib issue, gallbladder on the list. Too numerous to list all here. We only get 400 characters to answer your questions. Best to see your doctor for evaluation. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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I had a sharp pain below right rib cage side to navel . Had dizziness and vomiting sensation after food . I also feel nausea when i had dizziness y ?

I had a sharp pain below right rib cage side to navel . Had dizziness and vomiting sensation after food . I also feel nausea when i had dizziness  y ?

Get evaluation: You need more than the why, you need the treatment too. The sooner the better. Multiple reasons including cause being your gall bladder. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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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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Dr. David Nelson
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What causes sharp pain under the right side of rib cage?

What causes sharp pain under the right side of rib cage?

Gallbladder: The most common cause would be gallstones. Other possibilities would be ulcer pain, reflux, pancreatitis and some types of liver disease. See your physician and get it checked out. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Robert Greer
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Sharp pain on my right side below my rib cage?

Sharp pain on my right side below my rib cage?

Gallbladder disease?: If related to fat ingestion or cucumbers consider gb disease.The liver also lives there, as does part of the large intestine. Start with gb ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Sharp pain just under right side of rib cage. What could this be from?

Gall Bladder: Liver, intestinal disease are among the more common causes of pain in that area. If you ask your doctor, they will ask more questions that help shed light to the likely cause. Good luck and have a wonderful new year. Please don't delay in finding the definitive cause. It is important that you do. ...Read more

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Dr. Forrest Jones
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Ive had pain under the bottom edge of my right side rib cage off and on for 2 days now. sharp pain. with and without activity. what do i do ?

Ive had pain under the bottom edge of my right side rib cage off and on for 2 days now. sharp pain. with and without activity. what do i do
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Costochondritis: You probably have an inflammation in your rib called costochondritis. This will only occur on one side, is relieved by OTC pain medications, & usually goes away by itself. Did you have a recent viral infection, fall, injury or strain? These things can cause this condition. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Rhett Griggs
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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What could sharp pain on right side just below rib cage indicate?

What could sharp pain on right side just below rib cage indicate?

Many things: 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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Dr. David Earle
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When I lay on my right side, I get a sharp pain on my left side -feels like it's near my rib cage. And when I am sitting sometimes. What is this?

When I lay on my right side, I get a sharp pain on my left side -feels like it's near my rib cage. And when I am sitting sometimes. What is this?

Muscle spasm?: May be a muscle spasm involving your trunk muscles. Try some stretching and consider warm compresses or massage. If your concerned, see your primary care provider for an exam and a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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