13 doctors weighed in:

What could be the cause of having pain on your right side rib cage?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
11 doctors agree

In brief: Many possibilities

Possible causes include rib strain, costochondritis, trauma, pleuritic pain (pain affecting the membranes covering the lungs) due to coughing or pneumonia, rib fractures, gallstone, or cancer such as metastatic cancer and multiple myeloma.
.. If the pain is severe or not getting better with pain meds, rest and/or ice, you should consider seeing a doctor.

In brief: Many possibilities

Possible causes include rib strain, costochondritis, trauma, pleuritic pain (pain affecting the membranes covering the lungs) due to coughing or pneumonia, rib fractures, gallstone, or cancer such as metastatic cancer and multiple myeloma.
.. If the pain is severe or not getting better with pain meds, rest and/or ice, you should consider seeing a doctor.
Dr. Michio Abe
Dr. Michio Abe
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Michael DePietro
Definitely should seek medical attention
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Many possibilities

Hi anaeliza. There are so many possibilities, they cannot all be listed here.
More information about your symptoms can narrow it down. If you are concerned about the pain, you should see a health care provider.

In brief: Many possibilities

Hi anaeliza. There are so many possibilities, they cannot all be listed here.
More information about your symptoms can narrow it down. If you are concerned about the pain, you should see a health care provider.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
23 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors