I have this pain right below my right rib cage, it only hurts when I press on that area thats how I discovered it by pressing on my side. It doesnt hurt when I breath or bend or stretch I'm puzzled cause I have not done any thing to have soreness.
Various possibilities are there for these kind of symptoms. Sharp pain under the right rib cage points to gallbladder disease. Types of gallbladder disease include gallstones and inflammation of the gallbladder.Liver disorder may cause such kind of pain. Liver function tests as well as an abdominal ultrasound would be a reasonable approach to investigate this.
Second possibility is of costochondritis (an inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join with the cartilage that holds them to the breastbone or sternum.)
Third possibility is of gastresophageal reflux disease or hiatal hernia or peptic ulcers.You need upper GI endoscopy to diagnose it.
Fouth possibility is of underlying lung pathology which is pressing upon the diaphragm and causing pain.CT chest may be needed.
Lastly,an important cause of such pain is ovarian cysts causing referred pain under the ribs.
It would be better to get CT abdomen done which can clear cut confirm a diagnosis from the above possibilities.Pls consult a gastroenterologist and get CT abdomen done.
Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
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.