I'm 29 years old and I know i'm not pregnant, but I have been getting a stabbing pain on my right side of abdomen below rib cage which last a couple of seconds but is getting more frequent over quite a few months. Also afther I had a bad cough, I developed a chronic pain in my chest below right breast and thought I broke a rib, but was told it is just a pulled muscle, this happened a few months ago, but the pain keeps coming back. I'm going for an ultra sound on friday for the abdomen pain, but failed to mention the chest pain. Could these be related? I really dont know hat this is.
There are many possibilities to your symptoms.Upper right abdominal pain can be caused by biliary colic, cholecystitis(inflammation of gall bladder), irritable bowel syndrome, hepatitis(inflammation of the liver), kidney stones, pneumonia, musculoskeletal pain,lower rib fracture and malignancy.Irritation of the nerves supplying this area can also cause pain.Irritation can be due to nerve compression or pinching due to any spine related pathology.
Infemales,ovarian cysts can also cause pain in abdomen usually in lower part but it can be a referred pain in upper abdomen also.So ovarian cysts also have to be ruled out.
Confirmation can be done only after ultrasound or CT abdomen.Blood tests may also be required in some cases.
Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Thank you for your advice, I can ask about these with the doctor for possible cause's.
I've had a Liver function test a few months ago and came back normal, so I rule out Hepatitis. My friend suffers IBS and it is triggered by food and I believe I dont suffer that either (as there is no known trigger that sets the pain off).
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.