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Why do I have a sharp pain under my right rib cage near the bottom when I breathe? I woke up one night and felt this pain when I would breathe

Why do I have a sharp pain under my right rib cage near the bottom when I breathe? I woke up one night and felt this pain when I would breathe

Gallbladder?: While this is fairly nonspecific, pain in this location could be from gallstones or an inflamed gallbladder. Best to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation if its bad enough. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why do I still have severe pain under my right rib cage? Gallbladder was removed 2 yrs ago, CT scans clear, mris clear and blood work is normal.

Why do I still have severe pain under my right rib cage? Gallbladder was removed 2 yrs ago, CT scans clear, mris clear and blood work is normal.

Nerve pain: Could be some nerve pain from cutaneous nerves traumatized at trocar insertion sites. Ask for referral to pain doc. Sorry this happened. ...Read more

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What should I do? I have pain under breasts in rib cage area?

Rib pain: Rib pain in female under the breast are common it could be what we called costochondritis which mean inflammation in the cartilage of the lower end of the ribs could be caused by an old trauma or bruises and sometime by the metal or hard wire of a bra heat and Ibuprofen usually help if keep persisting see your phisician. ...Read more

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I take birth control pills. I missed my period last month This is my week and only had it one day so far it was dark. I have pain under my ribs. ?

I take birth control pills. I missed my period last month  This is my week and only had it one day so far it was dark. I have pain under my ribs. ?

Separate issues: It is not rare to skip a period or to have a light period when taking birth control pills. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. The rib pain is unrelated and should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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How come I have pain under the right side of my rib cage?

How come I have pain under the right side of my rib cage?

Unclear: If you have had recent trauma, cracked ribs can be diagnosed on ct scan and often times on x-ray also. If you are having pain under the right rib cage, it may be your gallbladder. See a physician if your pain is persistent/severe. ...Read more

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I have pain under ribs back side the pain comes for a while and goes?

Rib/Chest Pain: Does it hurt to take a deep breath? Did you suffer any injury to the area? Are you getting over a "cold, " you could have a bruised rib, or you might have a muscle strain or post-viral myopathy. These will heal in a few days. Sometimes, there is referred pain from the stomach or intestines. Are there any other symptoms - fever, diarrhea, fatigue? Call your md if it doesn't go away in a few days. ...Read more

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A pain under my ribs, left side? Pain even to touch the outside as well

You : You may be dealing with a condition called costochondritis. This is essentially inflammation between the ribs. It is often tender to the touch and can cause chest wall/rib tenderness. The treatment is anti-inflammatory medications like advil or ibuprofen, and steroids in more severe cases. On the other hand you may be dealing with another issue (heart issues, broken rib etc.);so i advise you to see your doctor for a complete work up and evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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What should I do? I have pain on my right side directly under my rib cage?

What should I do? I have pain on my right side directly under my rib cage?

Talt to PCP: The causes of pain you described are usually from acid reflux, muscle pain, costocondritis and rarely from GB stone. As the information is incomplete and as you are young this is unlikely from heart or lung origin. Unnecessary tests sometimes bring false positive results. A Pretest probability is crucial. Try anti-acid and anti-inflammatory measures. If ineffective talk to your PCP. ...Read more

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I am having a dull pain under my ribs in my left side? What could it be? Thanks!

I am having a dull pain under my ribs in my left side? What could it be? Thanks!

On the left side...: On the left side are the stomach, spleen, diaphragm (muscle for breathing), ribs, a part of the colon (large intestine), the tail end of the pancreas, etc... Pain can be from the ribs and their cartilage, a swollen spleen, stomach acidity/gastritis/reflux, muscle strains in the abdominal muscles or diaphragm, excess stool or gas in the colon, pancreatitis, a cancerous tumor, etc.... ...Read more