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pain and numb spot in stomach under rib right side
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pain and numb spot in stomach under rib right side

My teenage daughter occasionally gets a sudden pain and numb feeling in her right side- always in the same "spot" she says. Its in her stomach just below the ribs. She had it briefly tonight after twisting to sit up. She first got it last year and we saw GP, referred to ED as they were worried it was an inflammed gall stone. She had a gallbladder ultrasound which was all fine. I wonder if it could be muscular or her rib pressing on a nerve. I don't really know who we should consult,,,its just something she gets occasionally. She is an anxious person like me so i don't want to freak her out but would like to see what it is. There must be some temporary nerve compression if she feels numbness.
Any ideas welcomed. thanks:) mum-worrier.
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Hi, if with movement she is getting pain it is likely to be an inflammation of the skin, subcutaneous tissue or the bone. This can happen with injury, repetitive activity or an infection of the skin. Sometimes it can be costochondritis, inflammation of the sternal rib junction. As imaging studies have ruled out a gallbladder or liver pathology, you can give warm compress to the area and for pain relief you can use OTC Tylenol (acetaminophen). Regards.
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