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I have stiffness on the right side of my abdomen just below my rib cage. I have no pain other than a little discomfort.


Posted by mannshow84

 
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Any injury?  Repetitive motion(s)?  Any new drugs?  Fevers, sweats or chills?  Unexplained weight loss?  How much alcohol do you consume?  Any jaundice (yellowish tinge to skin)?  How about cola colored urine or clay colored stools?  Change in bowel habits?  Bloody urine or painful urination?

 

You're describing the right upper quadrant which is typically where the liver & gallladder are housed.  The kidney is towards the back.  Of course there's overlying abdominal musculature.  Even infections from a lower lobe pneumonia sitting on top of the diaphragm can lead to upper quadrant discomfort.  Blockage of the biliary system can lead to dark urine, light colored stool, and/or yellow skin.  Kidney stones or infections can sometimes present with upper quadrant discomfort.  Some sexually transmitted infections can lead to discomfort of the upper quadrant.

 

Best thing to do is to go see your family physician for a thorough evaluation.  Good luck! 

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