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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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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?

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 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 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 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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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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A few days ago i had some abdominal pain and it was so bad i couldnt sleep. Now im having a sharp pain on my right side under my rib cage. Help?

A few days ago i had some abdominal pain and it was so bad i couldnt sleep. Now im having a sharp pain on my right side under my rib cage. Help?

Immediate Evaluation: Persons complaining of persistent right upper quadrant abdominal pain need immediate evaluation. Numerous conditions can cause pain here including acute gall bladder attack. Evaluations include blood work to establish liver health, and ultrasound. Patients are instructed don't eat or drink anything prior to evaluation. Call your doctor immediately or proceed to the nearest emergency department. ...Read more

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