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i have a pain in the right side of my torso just below last

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i have a pain in the right side of my torso just below last rib. Had it a few days ago and reappeared today
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this question

Does anything trigger it?

Eating?

Breathing?

Movement?

Exertion?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

no nothing, i did have a rather physical and bruising day sailing the day before it first appeared but then it went away but came back with a vengeance this morning. When I press in the area just below the lower rib it is very painful. I cant tell whether it is the rib or something in pain below it.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Thanks Ian.

This is likely an internal organ like your liver or gall bladder or a muscle/soft tissue injury

You could have easily pulled a muscle here.

It's not likely your gall bladder if there is no issue with eating.

Possibly your liver but I doubt it unless you are sick or drink excessive alcohol

Most likely this is a soft tissue injury...muscle or other soft tissue related.

I would ask your doctor for blood work or an ultrasound to be sure but I suspect it will just take time to heal


I hope this helps.

If you have more questions, just reply. :)
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
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