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Severe pain on right side under ribs and around to my back.

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Severe pain on right side under ribs and around to my back. Can't sleep or sit up straight for long.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DOC EK replied 2 years ago.

DOC EK :

Hi

DOC EK :

sorry to hear this

DOC EK :

any cough or difficulty breathing?

DOC EK :

does the pain get worse on pressing over the area?

DOC EK :

fever?

DOC EK :

please enter the chat to reply and move further

Customer:

no, never of those, but the pain does get worse pressing on it.

Customer:

It feels like i would imagine broken ribs would feel like

DOC EK :

any trauma over the area?

Customer:

no

Customer:

the pain is mid ribs to lower back on right side

DOC EK :

how severe is the pain?

Customer:

unbelievably bad

DOC EK :

any other medical problem?

Customer:

no

DOC EK :

thanks for the information

Customer:

I can't lie down and sitting is difficult for more than a minute or two

DOC EK :

this pain do need an urgent evaluation and you need to see the doctor right away.Possibilities could include a musculoskeletal pain,neuropathic pain or a pleuritic pain.Sometime even an inflammed gallbladder or liver can give such pain so see the doctor right away

Customer:

it is so intense! I can't have a bra or camy or anything around me.

Customer:

is gallbladder or liver that high?

Customer:

what is pleuritic pain?

DOC EK :

usually it is in right upper abdomen but can be felt behind the right lower ribs

DOC EK :

pleuritic pain is due to inflamation of pleura which is a lining mebrane around the lungs

Customer:

it's waist high and up and around

DOC EK :

you said's it is under the ribs??

Customer:

anything i can do now--until i can go to a doctor? what kind of doctor would i see?

Customer:

yes

Customer:

if a grab my rib cage and push below and on it, it's on fire

DOC EK :

first as i said will be to visit the doctor in ER for an initial evaluation and immediate management then depending on the initial assessment the doctor can send you to the appropriate speciality

Customer:

what are gall bladder symptoms? my sister had her's removed

DOC EK :

mainly pain upper abdomen,fever,nausea or vomitig in acute setting

Customer:

hmmm none of those. I'll go to the ER, thank you.

DOC EK :

you are welcome

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