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Experiencing acute pain in the lower rib with sneezing and coughing. Have lost weight. Suggest?

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I've been experiencing acute pain in the lower part of my RIB for the past 5 months... Especially, while coughing, sneezing & while I wake up in the morning.
Also, during this period, I have lost atlest 3 ~4 kgs of weight.
Please suggest if this is normal or should I seek medical attention
Posted Thu, 8 Aug 2013 in Lung and Chest disorders
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 9 hours later

Thanks for your query.

Pain below the ribs on the right side indicate inflammation in the gall bladder wherein there could be defect in fat digestion leading to weight loss.

I suggest you to get a Ultrasound scan of the abdomen to get the cause for the pain identified.

Hope, I answered your query.

Please let me know if there are any other concerns.

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