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Right upper abdominal pain under rib cage radiating through to back?

Right upper abdominal pain under rib cage radiating through to back?

Likely Gallbladder: Right upper abdominal pain radiating to the back is often gallbladder related but could be an ulcer or pancreatitis. Best to get checked by a doctor. They can order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

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Right upper abdominal pain, under rib cage when walking for the past 3 months. After recent flight feel pain also at night spreading to back. Concerns?

Right upper abdominal pain, under rib cage when walking for the past 3 months. After recent flight feel pain also at night spreading to back. Concerns?

Biliary colic: You may have gall bladder disease, i.e. Stones. A frequent symptom is being awakened at night with RUQ pain and radiation around o the back, caused by a stone rolling into the neck of the gall bladder and obstructing the cystic duct. An ultrasound of the gall bladder should be done to diagnose this. ...Read more

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Right side upper abdomen pain under rib cage causes?

Right side upper abdomen pain under rib cage causes?

Possibilities: Ruq abdomen is home to the liver, gall bladder, small intestines, diaphragm. Gall bladder stones, duodenal ulcer, pneumonia, hepatitis, and sometimes atypical appendicitis can cause RUQ pain. Persistent pain warrants immediate evaluation by doctor. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain gets very bad at night, causes pain come and go in chest. Throbbing back pain. Nauseating. And causes pain under rib cage. Not pregnant?

Abdominal pain gets very bad at night, causes pain come and go in chest. Throbbing back pain. Nauseating. And causes pain under rib cage. Not pregnant?

Emergency exam: You have to get to an emergency room or emergi center clinic immediately. You have signs and symptoms of potentially serious illnesses and you need an emergency examination and treatment. Some possibilities to consider are appendicitis, cholecystitis, acute pancreatitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, & dissecting aneurysm. The sooner you are properly examined the better your chances for recovery. ...Read more

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Intermittent ache under rib cage. Stomach ache after eating. For few weeks. What could be the cause? Scared of pancreatic cancer!!

Intermittent ache under rib cage. Stomach ache after eating. For few weeks. What could be the cause? Scared of pancreatic cancer!!

Too young for cancer: You should consult your doctor if the pain does not go away in 2 weeks. Pancreatic Cancer is not the likely cause in your case as it is extremely rare under the age of 40 years. ...Read more

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Intermittent upper right abdominal pain. Unsure if below ribs or if it is the muscles over rib cage. With nausea after eating or drinking. Pain on palp but not on rebound. No pain when lying down. On antibiotics for rosacea. Unsure if hiding fever?

Intermittent upper right abdominal pain. Unsure if below ribs or if it is the muscles over rib cage. With nausea after eating or drinking. Pain on palp but not on rebound. No pain when lying down. On antibiotics for rosacea. Unsure if hiding fever?

Many possibilities: There are many possible causes of right upper quadrant pain worse after eating. Most common causes include gastritis ulcer and gallstones. Often a trial of acid blocking medicine will reveal if the problem is gastritis or ulcer. An abdominal ultrasound will evaluate for gallstones. ...Read more

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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?

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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Reasons for abdominal pain that happens everywhere? Both sides of lower abdomen and under rib cage and center? Very scared got periods&neg urine tests

See professionals...: The described information is not sufficient to draw a conclusion. Now, watch and record the quality and quantity of all symptoms as well as the sequence of events, and watch what you eat. Then go to see, ask, talk and work with professionals timely. It's not good idea to guess online.

Meanwhile, healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence and obsession will benefit living a long happy life.

Best... ...Read more

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Severe abdominal pain+low fever+weak. Pain LUQ under rib cage is constant & belly feels full. WBC#, LY#, GR# was high & MCHC low. Possible causes?

Severe abdominal pain+low fever+weak. Pain LUQ under rib cage is constant & belly feels full. WBC#, LY#, GR# was high & MCHC low. Possible causes?

Seeing a doctor?: Many things can cause LUQ abdominal pain. How high is the WBC? Various causes of pain can be abdominal muscle injury, gastritis, stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, kidney stone, kidney infection, constipation, etc. Needs a complete physical exam and medical history. ...Read more

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Constant pain/burn upper left abdomen under rib cage for at least 6 months now with back/side pain and I will have cold sensation through my abdomen?

See a physician: The area you are mentioning and some of the things you are mentioning could be caused but an ulcer, especially with listing Ibuprofen as a common medication you take, which could cause an ulcer with chronic use. I recommend you see a physician to rule out any cardiac issues first, then rule out a gastric ulcer. Hold off on the Ibuprofen until after you see a physician. ...Read more

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I have what feels like a fatty lump that moves easily under my skin on the right side of my abdomen (just under rib cage). Lipoma? Fat deposit?

I have what feels like a fatty lump that moves easily under my skin on the right side of my abdomen (just under rib cage). Lipoma? Fat deposit?

Surely: Surely you know we can't answer your question without an examination. What you describe as a fatty lump may be something else entirely. Please see your GP for a definitive answer. ...Read more

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I'm 30. No alcohol. Pain in middle right side of abdomen, tucked under rib cage. When I bend into that side it feels like rib pokes tender area. Cause?

I'm 30. No alcohol. Pain in middle right side of abdomen, tucked under rib cage. When I bend into that side it feels like rib pokes tender area. Cause?

Get checked out: Right side of your abdomen under rib cage is where your liver and gall bladder live. A good doc can examine your liver to see if it's tender. A blood test can reveal irritation to the liver cells or gall bladder.
If organs are ok, Structurally, there can be dysfunction of the tissue/nerve/bone system in that area--an osteopath or PT or good yoga session might help. ...Read more

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11 months ago I had a baby and still feel my insides churning under rib cage; abdominal/ ovaries cramping, what could it be?

11 months ago I had a baby and still feel my insides churning under rib cage; abdominal/ ovaries cramping, what could it be?

Unclear: It's unclear to me what could still be causing you this churning feeling. If you had a cesarean, it could be scar tissue that's causing this feeling. Abdominal cramping could possibly be due to endometriosis or inflammation in the pelvis. Consider seeing a gynecologist and having a pelvic exam so as to try to ascertain the origin of this pain. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can a lipoma in your back cause pain that also feels like a fullness in your abdomen on the left under rib cage

Can a lipoma in your back cause pain that also feels like a fullness in your abdomen on the left under rib cage

Unlikely: Lipoma's are usually subcutaneous or in some cases intramuscular. However it would be very unlikely that an isolated lipoma on your back would be causing you these other symptoms. It's best to check it out with your primary. ...Read more

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For the last couple of weeks I have a discomfort/dull ache in my right abdomen - usually lower however can fell as if under rib cage. What could it be?

For the last couple of weeks I have a discomfort/dull ache in my right abdomen - usually lower however can fell as if under rib cage. What could it be?

See doctor: Unfortunately there are several things that can cause this and so it is impossible to help with a question like this on these forums. See your doctor for further eval. ...Read more

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Lump under rib cage, had ct of abdomen, not hernia. Hurts to bend, stretch, laugh, and eat big meals, please help!

Lump under rib cage, had ct of abdomen, not hernia. Hurts to bend, stretch, laugh, and eat big meals, please help!

Costochondritis?: You could have a problem with the joint between ribs and 'floating ribs'. Sometimes physical manipulation can help with this. Extra fat can worsen. ...Read more

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Left side pain under rib cage, should I be worried?

If splenomegali-Yes: If no splenomegaly can be due to overexertion. ...Read more

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Pain under rib cage, Vomited twice in two days, lightheaded, can't walk/stand for long time, on the right side only, difficulty breathing?

Pain under rib cage, Vomited twice in two days, lightheaded, can't walk/stand for long time, on the right side only, difficulty breathing?

Get examined ASAP: Your symptoms are concerning. You should see a physician or go to ER or urgent care asap. You may have an abdominal condition such as inflammation of the gall bladder or a pulmonary problem such as pulmonary embolism (blood clot)...or any one of several other conditions. No one can diagnose your condition without examining you...and that includes you. Don't try to self diagnosis...it won't help. ...Read more

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I have RUQ sudden onset stabbing burning pain under rib cage worse when I move or bend since last night, getting worse and now moving into my back?

I have RUQ sudden onset stabbing burning pain under rib cage worse when I move or bend since last night, getting worse and now moving into my back?

Go to urgent care: Although doesn't sound serious, but due to intensity, should rule out any significant pathology. A blood test or X-ray may help to make a definitive diagnosis. Feel better:) ...Read more

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Dose valley feaver cause pain under rib cage?

It could.: Pain under rib cage can be caused by pleuritis, or inflammation of the lining of the chest cavity, caused by an underlying infection such as valley fever. ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain under rib cage, and around spine?

What can I do for this pain under rib cage, and around spine?

Osteopathic Eval: May need to see a osteopathic physician that does manipulation to see if a rib is dislocated and he/she can offer treatment. If this does not help, it could be pathology in your thoracic spine that needs to be evaluated. Recommend seeing a pain/spine specialist. ...Read more

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Is dull pain under rib cage related to enlarged spleen?

Dull pain: Location under rib cage could be spleen, liver, gallbladder, gas, strain, among others. ...Read more

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Feet swell and pain under rib cage after alcohol. Any ideas?

Feet swell and pain under rib cage after alcohol. Any ideas?

Just theory; see MD: Are you a frequent drinker? Heavy drinker? Binge drink? Eat poorly? Were you immobile for a long time? Pain under the rib cage makes me think either acute alcohol-induced hepatitis, chronic fatty liver or possible PE (pulmonary embolus). Foot swelling is consistent with venous insufficiency, hypoalbuminuria (unhappy liver/malnutrition) & maybe even DVT (deep venous thrombosis; a risk for PE). ...Read more

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Aching burning pain under rib cage. What can I use for this?

Where exactly?: Describe the location, timing and character of the pain in more detail. This is very important to be able to provide you a diagnosis and therefore recommend a treatment. ...Read more

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Severe pain under rib cage on both sides, gradually getting worse. Had bloodwork done on liver and gallbladder. But came back fine?

Severe pain under rib cage on both sides, gradually getting worse. Had bloodwork done on liver and gallbladder. But came back fine?

First tests are okay: Your doc is in the process of evaluating you as an outpatient. With the first tests being normal, your doc will likely get additional tests like a gallbladder ultrasound, egd, ct scan. Stay with your doc and eventually you will get a diagnosis. Be well. ...Read more

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Having chest pain lower pain under rib cage have asthma COPD taking that you like her 4 times a day still not feeling well what should I do?

See doctor: I am always concerned when someone with lung disease complains of chest pain. You need to consult your doctor asap to find what the cause may be. If bronchodilator helps your sob but you need it 4x a daily, then you are likely having an exacerbation of your asthma or copd. ...Read more

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