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What causes persistent pain and soreness in right-sided abdomen below the ribcage?

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Posted on Tue, 17 May 2016
Question: My husband is having a continued soreness in his right side kinda beside his ribs. But the soreness
sometimes moves around to his back a little ways. He has had some test but no one knows why he has this continued soreness in his right side. I wonder if it could be his gall bladder or liver.


He first had this soreness about 7 years ago. The doctor said that there looked like a mass right where it was sore. The doctor gave him some type of antibiotic and he took all the medicine. But over the years it will get sore again and again. The doctor never really knew what the mass seem to be. The soreness is really bothering him more now. He is a bit older now. He has always felt good. He never gets tired and he has a lot of energy most days. We can't figure out what is causes this soreness.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (37 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome

Your concern is appreciated

Pain in the right hypochondrium which is right side of abdomen below ribcage can be due to multiple reasons
Strain on intercoastal muscles , costrochondritis, gall stones, cholicystitis, cholangitis, liver problems like hepatitis fatty liver liver cysts, intrahepatic cholestasis, pyogenic liver abcess etc
Acid reflux and ulcers can cause pain in this reigon
Pancreatitis, inflammatory bowl disease , kidney stones, hydronephrosis, pyelonephritis,
Irritable bowl sydrome
Pleuritis pleural effusion lung abcess fractures rib


X ray chest U/S abdomen will clear many things


Hope it helps

let me know if you have any query

wishing you best of health

Please consult your doctor before taking any further course of action

Thanks

Dr M.S Khalil
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (18 minutes later)
Thank you for your information. It looks like it could be one of many conditions. So you believe an ultra sound is what is needed? This will help clear up some of the issues perhaps. We will look into some of these named conditions. Thanks so much.

Sincerely,
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Most welcome

Detailed Answer:
Hello again

Yes, an ultrasound of the abdomen and pelvis should be the first step that will guide further management.

you are most welcome

wishing you best of health

Thanks

Dr M.S Khalil
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes persistent pain and soreness in right-sided abdomen below the ribcage?

Brief Answer: Explained Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome Your concern is appreciated Pain in the right hypochondrium which is right side of abdomen below ribcage can be due to multiple reasons Strain on intercoastal muscles , costrochondritis, gall stones, cholicystitis, cholangitis, liver problems like hepatitis fatty liver liver cysts, intrahepatic cholestasis, pyogenic liver abcess etc Acid reflux and ulcers can cause pain in this reigon Pancreatitis, inflammatory bowl disease , kidney stones, hydronephrosis, pyelonephritis, Irritable bowl sydrome Pleuritis pleural effusion lung abcess fractures rib X ray chest U/S abdomen will clear many things Hope it helps let me know if you have any query wishing you best of health Please consult your doctor before taking any further course of action Thanks Dr M.S Khalil