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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

Side Pain (Definition)

Side pain = pain / discomfort of the torso ...Read more


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What causes pain under right ribcage?

What causes pain under right ribcage?

Lots of things: Short list: musculoskeletal pain, gallbladder stones or inflammation, liver inflammation or infection, pancreatitis, pneumonia. If your pain is severe, associated w nausea/vomiting, fever, or if it lasts several days i would have your primary care doctor take a look. ...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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What causes pain in left side under ribs?

What causes pain in left side under ribs?

Eval: Causes of left upper abdominal pain include but are not limited to: angina, heart attack, pneumonia, injury, enlarged spleen, ruptured spleen, pancreatitis, infection / abscess of the spleen, renal infection or stone, aortic aneurysm, cancer, shingles and obstipation. Get medical care if your pain is on-going. ...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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Stabbing\pinching pain left side under rib cage. what can it be?

Stabbing\pinching pain left side under rib cage. what can it be?

Pain under rib cage : on the left side it is possibly related to a muscle problem, or a previous fractured rib. Or to an enlarged spleen or stomach related. ...Read more

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What causes pain under ribs on right side?

What causes pain under ribs on right side?

Many reasons: It depends on what brings the pain on, what it feels like, where exactly it is located, how long it lasts, what makes it better, and what makes it worse. Only a dr. Can help you figure this out. Possibilities include an ulcer, irritation of the stomach or duodenum (small intestine), gallstones, congestive heart failure, muscle spasms, pinching of nerves that exit the back, or spasms of intestine. ...Read more

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What causes pain in right side under ribs?

What causes pain in right side under ribs?

Many reasons: It depends on what brings the pain on, what it feels like, where exactly it is located, how long it lasts, what makes it better, and what makes it worse. Only a dr. Can help you figure this out. Possibilities include an ulcer, irritation of the stomach or duodenum (small intestine), gallstones, congestive heart failure, muscle spasms, pinching of nerves that exit the back, or spasms of intestine. ...Read more

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What causes pain just under left back and side of rib cage? Dull achy pain.

Let me explain: Two main reasons for pain in that area. 1-urinary tract system. 2- muscular-skeletal system. There are many other reasons but those the most common ones. ...Read more

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What could cause side pain right side under ribs?

What could cause side pain right side under ribs?

Many reasons: It depends on what brings the pain on, what it feels like, where exactly it is located, how long it lasts, what makes it better, and what makes it worse. Only a dr. Can help you figure this out. Possibilities include an ulcer, irritation of the stomach or duodenum (small intestine), gallstones (likely), heart failure, muscle spasms, pinching of nerves that exit the back, or spasms of intestine. ...Read more

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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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What does sharp pain under right rib cage indicate?

What does sharp pain under right rib cage indicate?

See your GP.: This could be bruised skin, muscles or cartilage of the ribs, broken/bruised rib(s) themselves, or some abdominal organ, like liver, gall bladder problems. See your doctor to get it diagnosed and treated properly. ...Read more

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What cause right side rib pain?

What cause right side rib pain?

Several possibilitie: Trauma, bruise, exercise, coughing, stress fracture, costochondritis, can all cause pain that should get better over several weeks. Shingles, other infections, and rheumatic diseases can cause pain that may be more chronic. Ask your provider. Rib films are rarely helpful. Cancer and myeloma can cause pain of course, but you would probably already know. There are other benign bone tumors etc. ...Read more

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What causes severe sharp pain on the right side under ribs?

What causes severe sharp pain on the right side under ribs?

Abdominal pain: Right side pain under the ribs is usually gallbladder related- because of stones or a blockage of the gallbladder, or poor function. Gallbladder pain many times also causes radiation of pain into the back on the right side. Pneumonia can also occasionally give you pain under the ribs. If it continues suggest calling your physician. ...Read more

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What causes pain on the left side under ribs?

Many possibilities.: Causes of left upper abdominal pain include but are not limited to: angina, heart attack, pneumonia, injury, enlarged spleen, ruptured spleen, pancreatitis, infection / abscess of the spleen, renal infection or stone, aortic aneurysm, cancer, shingles and obstipation. If you have on-going pain, make sure to get it evaluated medically. Severe abdominal pain = er. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp pain under right breast (near ribs)?

What could cause sharp pain under right breast (near ribs)?

Pain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What would cause pain under anterior left rib cage area?

What would cause pain under anterior left rib cage area?

Many possibilities: This could be from something irritating the diaphragm from above or below, from the rib or the costochondral attachments, an enlarged and tender intraabdominal organ like the spleen, or could be referred pain from elsewhere. Answering your question accurately would require a full exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could be causing sharp pain under my left rib cage?

Hard to know: Left upper quadrant pain often poses difficulty in diagnosis. Things that live there are the kidney and tubes from the kidney, the spleen and the bowel. The ribs themselves can be a problem as could pneumonia. If not immediately relieve with otc pain meds, simple dietary changes and GI meds, then seek care soon. ...Read more