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Dr. Susan Arnoult
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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What organs is rite under and beside the right rib cage on lower part I am having sharp pain there?

Dr. Bac Nguyen
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What organs is rite under and beside the right rib cage on lower part I am having sharp pain there?

See picture here: On the upper right side of your belly is the liver, one of the largest organs. Sitting below it is the gallbladder, but this is a tiny little sac. Lower r quadrant/area could be the appendix. Being a female, you also have the right ovary and fallopian tube as well. The uterus and bladder are in lower-middle area, but can cause pain in r side too. Consult doc if pain getting worse. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin
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I keep having sharp pain under my right rib cage and pain in the lower right side of my back. What could this be?

Dr. Paul Grin
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I keep having sharp pain under my right rib cage and pain in the lower right side of my back. What could this be?

See your GP: There are a variety of reasons that you could have like cardio, GI, anxiety, myalgia, etc. Regardless of the cause, it is important to visit your GP for consultation, tests, treatment or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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I have crohns and I am having sharp pain in my right lower abdominal and under my rib cage. It comes and goes in all circumstances. What can it be?

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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I have crohns and I am having sharp pain in my right lower abdominal and under my rib cage. It comes and goes in all circumstances. What can it be?

Crohn's: The right lower quadrant is a common area for a flare of Crohn's disease. If you have noticed new symptoms of pain, you should consult your doctor. Sooner maybe better than later, in an effort to try to keep a possible Crohn's flare from worsening. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
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Sharp pain felt in middle of chest (toward right) when cracking back & lower left abdominal pain/pressure under rib cage. Had since last night. Cause?

Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
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Sharp pain felt in middle of chest (toward right) when cracking back & lower left abdominal pain/pressure under rib cage. Had since last night. Cause?

Chest/abd pain: Could be reflux, elevate head of bed , consider ranitidine one a day or previcid or both or may be gas or just nerve irritation. or could you have herniated a disc when cracking back?. Do you have pain with deep breath? on BCP or smoke? then may be clots and go to urgent care /ER check d-dimer. Due to concern of clot, herniation and limited info f/u with doc urgent care today. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Duhaney
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Lower left side has had a sharp pain, it's also occurring under my rib cage. Its lasted for maybe about 1 week and a half. Is this normal PMS symptoms?

Dr. Robert Duhaney
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Lower left side has had a sharp pain, it's also occurring under my rib cage. Its lasted for maybe about 1 week and a half. Is this normal PMS symptoms?

Left sided pain: Not sure why - one classic cause of left lower quadrant abdominal pain is diverticulitis or other inflammatory bowel problem. The pain under the ribs could be muscle strain. Pms cramps tend to be in lower abdomen. We should also consider gyn issues like ovarian cysts. Talk with your doctor about these symptoms and you can go from there. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Meislin
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I have sharp pain under my lower left rib cage. It hurts when i breathe, walk, move, or touch it. ?

Dr. Robert Meislin
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I have sharp pain under my lower left rib cage. It hurts when i breathe, walk, move, or touch it. ?

Rib cage pain: Carefully have your spleen assessed as well as your costochondral junction. An enlarged spleen can be seen in the setting of mono or other blood dyscrasias. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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I have sharp pain in my r lower rib cage. I can palpate cord like structure under the skin from my 5th rib till the half waste. What is this?

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I have sharp pain in my r lower rib cage. I can palpate cord like structure under the skin from my 5th rib till the half waste. What is this?

Sounds like: Thrombophlebitis of thoraco-epigastric vein, or mondor's disease it is a superficial structure, so it rarely causes permanent damage. Local heat, rest, and avoidance of trauma or irritation should do it, maybe ec Aspirin would be good idea. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
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What could be the reason for a sharp pain on the left side under the rib cage and radiates torward left leg and lower back?

Dr. Andrew Germanovich
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What could be the reason for a sharp pain on the left side under the rib cage and radiates torward left leg and lower back?

A herniated disk: In the lumbar spine can give you this kind of pain by pressing on the nerves that go to your side and to your leg. Best thing for you to do is see a pain physician for a history, physical exam, imaging and a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
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I had a sudden sharp pain under my left lower rib cage & felt quite light headed with racing pulse. It passed after a couple of minutes.

Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
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Sounds cardiac: These symptoms could indicate a cardiac cause such as an arrhythmia. Please see your primary care provider for an evaluation and further management. ...Read more

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