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Right Side Rib Cage Sharp Pain Hepatitis

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scary abdominal pain!! please HELP!!

hi drI have been feeling this strange pain in my right rib cage, particularly on the back ribs that lie on the right side and seem quite jaundiced at times. is this hepatitis??? Its been going on for a couple of months now along with some abdominal...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Jaundice that comes and goes is very unusual. Please go to your physician for a thorough physical examination and evaluation. You also need to let him or her know that you have had multiple sex partners so you can get appropriate testing.Dr. McGovern... Read more »

right upper quadrant pain?

A symptom of hep c is right upper quadrant pain. Would this pain present below the rib cage or would you feel the pain in the ribs itself? I am having intermittent pains but usually with movement and it feels like in the right rib cage. When I...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Your symptoms of pain with movement point me away from the liver as a probable cause. You should check in with your doctor.... Read more »

pain on right side

i have hepatitis c at the present time i don't know what my enzyme count is, however i know it must be active. Question I'm getting really bad pains right side,liver I'm assuming. Is there anything I can take to ease the pain and...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
It is unusual for patients with HCV,to be very symptomatic.The most common symptom is tiredness and this is a very non specific complaint.We only see symptoms and signs when patients have advanced liver disease,or cirrhosis,and are usually swelling... Read more »

Intermittent Joint Pain, Right Side Only

Hi. 34 y.o. male, tested positive 16 months ago when being treated for ITP (low platelet count was 3k). Been taking Trizivir for 14 months. T's have been 500-550 consistenly, and VL undetectable. Platelets now around 115k. I have always...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The fact that your pain is one one side makes it difficult to attribute to your treatment. An evaluation by a neurologist +/- rheumatologist should shed some light on what direction to go (versus just masking the symptoms with drugs). I strongly... Read more »
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Dr.David Ryan

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi Doc,just wondering what you think about ongoing symptoms such as pain i right side just below rib cage ,swollen salivary gland,coated tounge,muscle aches that last for 6 or so months and testing neg for hiv at 6 months.Also had other symotoms... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey uhoh,The pain in my side is the exact same as yours it moves around to but its mostly at the bottom of my ribs right side and at the back at bottom of right ribs.Whatever we got im sure when one of us finds out we both will.All the best... Read more »

Any other guys out there had Hepatitis-B??

Posted by MarkyMark, 9 Replies
I have been goin through an acute episode of Hepatitis-B for 3 months now and cant seem to find anyone out there who has also gone through this and i have no one to talk to, I feel sooo alone and stressed out over this entire episode, I am hoping... Read more »

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