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I have pain under my right rib cage mostly hurts sharply

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Hi I have pain under my right rib cage mostly hurts sharply when I hold in urine then let it out. Because of the pain, it makes it difficult to pee. I mostly hold it in my urine when I sleep and when I want to get up in the middle of the night or early morning to pee, it hurts extremely. this pain started a few days ago. What is it and what can I do?
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: After i pee, it slowly lightens up the pain but it still hurts regularity and makes it difficult to breathe
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: My dad has diabetes. There's nothing else I can think of
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.

This can be hydronephrosis which means swelling of the kidney due to back pressure. An ultrasound with a full bladder can diagnose it. The other helpful investigations is a CT scan and intravenous pyelography.

The other possibilities to look for are;

1) A kidney stone.

2) A chronic urinary tract infection.

3) A ureteric reflux (reflux of urine from bladder to kidney)

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.
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