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Tightness, pain under the lower part of rib cage, middle & lower part of back, right buttocks. What is the issue?

I have a stabbing pain under the lower part of my ribcage on my right side. It is somewhat intermittent and I find that a warm bath gives some relief, but it comes back after a short time. I have also been experiencing tightness and some pain in the middle and lower part of my back, sometimes extending down my right buttock. The back pain came first about 2 weeks ago. The stabbing pain began on Wednesday, 5 days ago, stopped on Friday and returned on Saturday.
Asked On : Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
The pains that you have described are likely to be due to a muscular pain. Taking mild pain killers and muscle relaxants will bring a short term relief. Regular exercise will be helpful. Get evaluated by your docter if it become persistant. Meanwhile you can do a hot fomentation and apply a local analgesic gel on the area to relieve the spasm.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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