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My wife has sharp pain on right side under rib cage comes an goes for 2 days. Is it appendix or nothing serious?

My wife has sharp pain on right side under rib cage comes an goes for 2 days. Is it appendix or nothing serious?

See doctor: The causes of right sided abdominal pain are many. In upper abdomen, gall bladder, liver, stomach, small bowel, large bowel, and kidney can all contribute. Appendix symptoms are usually in the right lower quadrant of abdomen. Patient should see physician for physical exam and possibly testing. ...Read more

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I have extremely sharp pain in right side under rib cage and goes down to my hip bone also is going into my back. Started from back a few days ago.

I have extremely sharp pain in right side under rib cage and goes down to my hip bone also is going into my back. Started from back a few days ago.

Pinched nerve: This could represent a pinched nerve in the lower thoracic spine. Alternatively, the pain could be coming from your gallbladder, or some other abdominal pathology. I would recommend seeing a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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

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

Unknown: It cld be due to your heart lungs stomach gb liver etc. See your doctor for a complete hx and physical exam. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on right side under rib cage, works around to back. Every time I eat or drink. Have diarrhea 5 to 8 times a day. It is also has a hard feel?

May be gallbladder: That is where the gallbladder is located. It is stimulated to contract when you eat and drink. Make an appointment to see your doctor so that you may get an ultrasound to assess your gallbladder well. ...Read more

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I'm a 22 year old varsity athlete but once in a while I get a really sharp pain on my right side under my rib cage that stays for about 5-10 sec.

Pain when healthy: Hi

i think this is normal or natural. You could be not keeping up with your rehydration taking in enough fluids or the electrolytes you sweat away when you are active.

Your symptoms may very well just be a muscle spasm that will go away with good nutrition, hydration and stretching. ...Read more

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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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I'm having sharp pain on the right side under my rib cage it come and goes and it worse when I breath in or out and slump over. Any ideas?

I'm having sharp pain on the right side under my rib cage it come and goes and it worse when I breath in or out and slump over. Any ideas?

Tough to say: Without being able to talk to you in real time :)
Pain with deep breathing can be indicative of inflammation of the lining of your lungs or a musculoskeletal etiology. The fact that your pain is worsened when you slump over points to the latter. It is possible you strained some of the musculature surrounding your ribs. ...Read more

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Why when I workout, I get a sharp pain in my right side under the rib cage then a sharp shooting pain from that area to my right shoulder blade?

Why when I workout, I get a sharp pain in my right side under the rib cage then a sharp shooting pain from that area to my right shoulder blade?

Options: This could be muscle spasm, neck problem, shoulder problem, or even a spinal disc pushing in a nerve when you lift heavy things. I would suggest anti inflammatories, rest, lower wring the intensity of your work out. If it does not improve, see a pt or your doctor for better eval. ...Read more

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What could be causing sharp pain and spasms under rib cage on left side? Bloodwork shows pancreas and gallbladder ok? Nothing shows on ultrasounds?

What could be causing sharp pain and spasms under rib cage on left side? Bloodwork shows pancreas and gallbladder ok? Nothing shows on ultrasounds?

Can't be gallbladder: The gallbladder's on the right not left so doubt it's that. Pancreatitis is more of a deep seated pain and the labs would have been abnormal. Consider egd checking stomach. ...Read more

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Left side of body (slightly behind & under rib cage- both in front and behind) has sharp pain while I am sitting, not moving. Should I see a doctor?

Left side of body (slightly behind & under rib cage- both in front and behind) has sharp pain while I am sitting, not moving. Should I see a doctor?

Yes: The location of the pain causes me a bit of concern - have you had any trauma to the area in the last several weeks? The spleen is in that general area, and it can swell with trauma. Sometimes, this happens over an extended period of time. While there are other things to cause this pain, I would strongly advise getting it checked out! ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain under rib cage while walking fast. What could this be?

Rib cage pain: I am not sure if it is on the right side or left side? It could be muscle contraction, an ols rib injury. I would suggest that you talk to your dr about it soon. ...Read more

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Sharp pain upper right under rib cage & back shoulder blade. Soft stools with mucus no gallbladder, fatty liver, high triglycerides idea causing pain?

Sharp pain upper right under rib cage & back shoulder blade. Soft stools with mucus no gallbladder, fatty liver, high triglycerides idea causing pain?

Right rib cage pain: Could be a retained stone especially if the gallbladder was removed laproscopically or biliary dyskinesia. may also be scarring or what is know as Postcholecysectomy syndrome. You have fatty liver and elevated Tg. Fish oil daily (2000 mg) can help with elevated TG. Please call you doctor in AM or visit urgent care/ ER you need evaluation and checking LFT, ultrasound possibly CT ...Read more

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What is causing this sharp right side under rib cage pain?

What is causing this sharp right side under rib cage pain?

Couple things: One- if you exerted yourself - muscle like spasm-goes away after done running. Or gallbladder disease. I am sure other doctors can come up with few more options. ...Read more

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Sharp pains in stomach that come and go. Under rib cage on left side mostly but on really severe occasions pain radiates across to the right as well.

Sharp pains in stomach that come and go. Under rib cage on left side mostly but on really severe occasions pain radiates across to the right as well.

See doctor: Without knowing more of your history, it's hard to explain your symptoms, but some type of gastric irritation could be the cause. This would include things like gastritis, ulcers, irritable colon, etc. A thorough evaluation can probably offer you relief. Good luck! ...Read more

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Throbbing sharp pain on left side near hip bone and under rib cage. Feels tensed and hard. Chest hurts to breathe, UTI, nausea and vomiting. Help?

Throbbing sharp pain on left side near hip bone and under rib cage. Feels tensed and hard. Chest hurts to breathe, UTI, nausea and vomiting. Help?

UC/ER: Sounds like you need to be seen by a doctor soon. Urgent care or ER. At the very least they can prescribe medication to ease the nausea and vomiting and make sure you are being treated adequately for pyelonephritis if your UTI is not a kidney infection. ...Read more

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Pain right side under rib cage, goes onto my back and toward my belly. If I push my tummy it goes away when I move it comes back.

Pain right side under rib cage, goes onto my back and toward my belly. If I push my tummy it goes away when I move it comes back.

Doctor can check: In that area are the liver, gallbladder, part of the intestine, and of course some muscle and ribs. The right kidney is deeper inside, near there. One's primary care doctor can examine to see if there is any reason to worry. A patient can write down details such as when the pain started, was it sudden or gradual, was there any trauma (such as in sports), etc., and show the details to the doctor. ...Read more

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What could a mild pain in my right side under rib cage be?

Rb age pain: You are 44 y of age, I am not how physically active you are. Or if you smoke or overweight.
If it is actually under the ribcage it could mean that it is coming from the liver, or it is over the ribcage it could mean that it could be an old injury. You better see your dr. ...Read more

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Mass on lower right side under rib cage, should I be concerned?

Mass on lower right side under rib cage, should I be concerned?

Maybe: Depends on how long it has been there ; may be a fatty tumor or even a hernia but would rec a md to look at it ; sometimes it can even be a floating rib, which is benign. ...Read more

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My mom fell and her lower right side under rib cage is hurting?

It is possible: That she has a broken or bruised rib. Ice and nsaids will help. If she is having problem breathing you might want to get to the doctor or er. A broken or bruised rib will cause quite a bit of pain and can limit your ability to inhale. ...Read more

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Muscle on right side under rib cage pain and spasms, what is wrong?

Could be: Chest wall problem like slipped rib, could be a problem with your gall bladder, pancreas, liver, stomach or intestine. See your doctor if the pain persists. ...Read more