I have been having a dull pain on my right side, where my right ribs meet my abdomen. Why?

Q. What are the reasons for pain in the right side of the abdomen?

Answered by
Dr. Sugandh Garg
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 27, 2023 and last reviewed on: Nov 29, 2023

Hello doctor,

I have been having a dull pain in my right side, where my right ribs meet my abdomen. I have been having the pain for about three weeks now. When I went to urgent care, they checked my vitals, pushed on all areas of my abdomen, and concluded it was probably gastritis. However, that was about two weeks ago. It seems to be better than it was when I first noticed it. However, it has not shown signs of getting better for a while. I have passed a good amount of gas and started taking probiotics or digestive enzymes. Do you have any idea what it might be? The pain is not sharp or even that painful, just uncomfortable, and seems to come and go randomly. I would say it occurs more when I spend long periods hunched over. I can go to the gym, lift, and sprint on the treadmill without pain. Kindly suggest.



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Get yourself physically examined and investigated to rule out the medical problems and treat them accordingly. Do diet modification and drink plenty of water. For details on a diet, kindly follow up. Walking, doing yoga, and exercising as health permits started gradually will help. Get an ultrasound of the abdomen. Any urine or stool problem? Are you constipated? Take tablet Omeprazole 40 mg once daily empty stomach in the morning unless otherwise contraindicated. Do you have nausea? Feel free to follow up anytime with reports. Avoid stress, strain, exertion, heavy lifting, rigorous exercise, etc.

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