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What causes uncomfortable feeling on right side of ribs?

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Posted on Fri, 22 Aug 2014 in Abdominal Pain
Question: I have an uncomfortable feeling on my right side......just under my ribs and also into my right back..it feels like something is poking me..not pain but uncomfortable. What could it be?
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 10 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Kidney / colon / muscles

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
As per the history you have provided- uncomfortable feeling of something poking below the right ribs and back, the probable diagnosis is :
Swollen kidney
Right sided colitis
Local muscle spasm

This can be confirmed by a Clinical examination and simple ultrasonography.
I would like to know few more details.
Does the feeling increase on movement or deep breathing or just touching / pressing on the muscles?
Do you have any urinary or bowel symptoms ? if no such symptoms it can be a muscular problem.


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Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant 23 minutes later
It does not change with activity....just feels like being pregnant on one side really. Hurts to bend over to tie a shoe or to sit of not sitting up straight. Not painful but something is not right
No urinary or bowel issues
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Muscle spasm

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your feedback.

This is most probable just a muscle spasm, as per your history.

Consider taking muscle relaxants, hot formentation over the area and apply analgesic sprays containing diclofenac.

Hope you should be fine in few days.

Regards.

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Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant 22 minutes later
Thank you. This has been happening since January and has become worse over time. Could a muscle strain do this?
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
repetitive stress injury.

Detailed Answer:
Yes, the muscle strain can do this and happens die to a condition called RSI - repetitive stress injury. As the name suggests, the stress is repeated before the healing occurs. As the muscles in this area are on a continuous movement due to its location RSI takes over.
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