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My lower right rib has hurt for a year, some days worse than others, gallbladder, liver, pancreas blood test and FBC all normal, any ideas?

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In brief: Slipping rib?

the ends of the rib are made of cartilage that are usually fused but when they are not, may slip on each other can cause pain.
You can test by gently pushing the rib in and out- if it reproduces the pain then it is most likely a slipping rib. If pain is increasing consult with your physician or surgeon. This is different from costochondritis-which implicates inflammation of the cartilage tissue

In brief: Slipping rib?

the ends of the rib are made of cartilage that are usually fused but when they are not, may slip on each other can cause pain.
You can test by gently pushing the rib in and out- if it reproduces the pain then it is most likely a slipping rib. If pain is increasing consult with your physician or surgeon. This is different from costochondritis-which implicates inflammation of the cartilage tissue
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