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22 yo f in good health experiencing mild pains on right lower rib cage. Pain in right back when running. Kidney disease or liver cancer likely?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
9 doctors agree

In brief: Q 4 Physiatry, Sport

A healthy runner would be unlikely to have a major illness.
Hence if i saw someone in my college town practice who was 22, i would refer her to orthopedic surgery or sports medicine clinic for initial evaluation. I would not drop things there, however. I would communicate with all of the consultants, look at ehrs, speak with the patient about changes and continue to refer to specialists as needed.

In brief: Q 4 Physiatry, Sport

A healthy runner would be unlikely to have a major illness.
Hence if i saw someone in my college town practice who was 22, i would refer her to orthopedic surgery or sports medicine clinic for initial evaluation. I would not drop things there, however. I would communicate with all of the consultants, look at ehrs, speak with the patient about changes and continue to refer to specialists as needed.
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. David Reddell
I had the same problem as a teen-ager when running. If there are no symptoms at other times, it is more likely that there is no underlying disease. Could be sensitive from the liver bouncing. Try other forms of exercise, such as swimming.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Thanks, Dr. Reddell, for your comment based on experience and expertise.
Dr. David Masiello
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Based on your age these would be incredibly unlikley posibilities for your concern.

In brief: No

Based on your age these would be incredibly unlikley posibilities for your concern.
Dr. David Masiello
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