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Slight pain pressure under right rib cage

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Slight pain pressure under right rib cage
Submitted: 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

At your age and being female the most likely cause is your gall bladder

I would get an ultrasound of that area.

If it shows stones or sludge in the organ you might need a gall bladder removal surgery

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

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Without any nausea, vomiting, or meal time symptoms gallbladder problem is not likely.

Sometimes liver problem can cause just pain like cyst --which is usually benign.

Most likely cause is muscle pull or nerve irritation related pain.

Thoracic spine arhritis can cause nerve compression causing under ribcage pain.

Chiropractic therapy should help in that case.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question once again.

At your age and being female gall bladder would be classic. Especially if it occurs with eating.

Liver pain would be very unusual.

Plus a nerve, muscle or bone would be too.

I would go to ER and get this checked. A gall bladder attack might be imminent.

Also, a duodenal ulcer can do it to. Make sure they check for that

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

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