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Woke Up With Really Sharp Pain Under Right Rib Cage
Sharp pain under right rib cage when I woke up, it's not a frequent occurrence should I be worried? It goes after 2 minutes I Take protein supplements
Sounds benign: The pain does not sound like something to be worried about, but if it concerns you, have it checked out. You have universal health care up there, eh? What SHOULD concern you is the money you're wasting on protein supplements. Unless you have some rare disorder of the pancreas or small intestine, you DON'T NEED THEM. DON'T LISTEN to the high school dropout behind the health food store counter. ...Read more
I'm getting pain on my left side, I woke up this morning with a bad sharp pain that felt to be inside my rib cage. Now the pain has radiated to my back?
Pain in back: Have you had any injury or vigourous activity the day before this came on? The pain can be coming from several different causes. If you break out in skin rash it may be shingles. ...Read more
I woke up with a sharp pain under my left rib cage. It went away for one day and when I was taking a shower I bent over and pain came back?
Pain under rib cage: Pain under rib cage can be due to many factors. What is your age? Where exactly is the pain. Consult with us to help you better. If you are older than 65, we worry about angina or heart attack depending on your medical health/history. If you are young, the most common causes are: GI issues/gas, musculoskeletal pain, infection/pneumonia, heart issues, referred pain from another source. ...Read more
Went out drinking. Woke up with a sharp pain in my rib cage right under my pectoral. 3 days and its still here. Should I be worried?
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
I have a sharp pain under my rib cage comes and goes. I have had acid reflex before, not this bad. Started about 9 hours ago, woke me up from sleep.
How do I get rid of a right side ache under my rib cage that hurts when breathe in or try to stand up straight? It woke me up! Sharp pain.
See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more
Couple times today had nanosecond sharp pain under right rib cage. Went away instantly. No other symptoms. Voodoo doll? (Kidding) possibilities?
Pain under ribs:
Well only about 1000 causes so need more information. So think and observe it more and send much more detail on what brings it on, makes it better etc. Which side for example?
Most likely gas. ...Read more
Sharp pain under right rib cage, goes into back and shoulder blade, nausea and vomiting. Really soft stools. Suggestions?
Sharp pain under right rib cage traveling to back shoulder blade. Pain lasts over 10hrs. Gallbladder stones ruled out by Dr. Nothing relieves pain.?
Could still be: Your gallbladder. Many time the GB doesn't empty properly, and removing it relieves the pain. This can be tested for with a CKK HIDA scan, which tracks the filling, then emptying, of your GB. We have the arbitrary criterion of 35% as "normal" but the main thing is do you experience the same pain when you have the test? If not, the pain lies elsewhere. ...Read more
What is the reason of severe sharp pain under right ribs, radiating to back and rib cage? Ultra sound = cleAr, 28 y female
Gallbladder??: Right upper quadrant pain suggests gallbladder disease, ulcers, liver problems... A normal GB US does not totally rule out GB DZ. Have you had a HIDA scan with ejection fraction? That would be the next test to run unless you have signs and symptoms of ulcer disease. ...Read more
Sharp pain that is sudden, comes and goes, under right rib cage, and sometimes around right breast. Causes trouble breathing. What can this be?
Pleurisy: You're describing pleurisy. Since you take birth control pills, an unlikely but serious cause is a blood clot in your lung. The more likely cause is viral infection or even just muscular strain. But if this is new and because of the above, you need to be checked out to be sure it's not serious. ...Read more
Chest pain.: Not enough information side radiation and other sx. ...Read more
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:
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
Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the gall bladder or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Try stretching: To see if this helps or hurts. Raising your arms over head while back is arched will open spaces and if it is a muscle injury, will reproduce pain. If not, may be intercostal neuritis. If it is, there are injections that can calm this down. Either way, if it continues, consider seeing a physician for treatment plan. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Rib cage pain:
It could be several things,
first of all when does it occur, how long does it last, does physical activity any difference?
Most likely it is of musculoskeletal origin. ...Read more
Many causes: Pain under the rib cage can be due to many causes. Common causes are muscular pain in the abdominal wall, cramp in the diaphragm muscle, gall bladder or liver disease and stomach problems. Only a detailed history and exam can determine the likely cause of your pain. You should see your family md. ...Read more
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
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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