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Numb pain and burning below right rib cage.

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Hi,

I have this strange feeling below my right rib cage, like a dull pain, burning felling. It's like something is trapped or stuck and it is sore to touch. I first taught it was muscle pain but since I don't have any muscles thats doubtful! and it feels quite deep. I also get get pins and needles very easily. I suffer quite bad from depression and anxiety so this has me quite worried.
I've been trying to quit alcohol for the last few weeks because of the depression, but I have still been extremely low, I decided to meet back up with friends last night and try to have a good time which means drinking, Could these symptoms be from the alcohol?
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replied July 29th, 2009
Everybody has muscle; and if you're joking that yours are deconditioned, then they are more likely to be pulled or sprained. A sprained muscle hurts more when you use it, so certain movements ought to make it worse. Alcohol can damage nerves and your pain might be a nerve not acting right. Other right upper quadrent pains can be from your gall bladder (usually episodic, associated with nausea, and often vary depending on what and how much you eat), liver (same story), colon (usually change with bowel movements and may move around along the course of the colon). Persistent abdominal pain, especially if associated with nausea or loss of appetite, should be evaluated by a physician.


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