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My husband has been having severe pain under his right rib

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My husband has been having severe pain under his right rib for over 1/2hr and feels if he can only get gas up he will be fine - won't let me take him to the hospital
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: nothing I gave him ginger ale and 2 baby aspirins as well - lying down does not help
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: he has had his appendix out and gall bladder as well
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.

Even a right sided severe chest pain need an evaluation at emergency room. The pain in right chest can be due to heart, major blood vessels, lung, liver, stomach or esophagus. But severity of the pain is important and need evaluation for caution.

If he has any of the following risk factors; evaluation is all the more essential;

1) stress and sedentary life style

2) peripheral vascular disease (claudication); pain in calves on walking,

3) previous stroke or family history of stroke,

4) heavy smoking,

5) high blood pressure,

6) diabetes,

7) high cholesterol, and

8) a family history of heart disease

9) over weight

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.

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