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a sharp-shooting pain in the mid to lower right side

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For about 2 days I have had a sharp-shooting pain in the mid to lower right side of my stomach...about 3-4 inches below the bottom of my rib cage. It didn't start in the middle of my belly. It hits me about every one to two hours, sometimes more; it lasts for several seconds. It comes without me puting pressure on it or coughing/sneezing. Just random. painful enough for me to grab my side when it comes & woke me form sleep this a.m.
What do you think? Can i start with urgent care clinic or e.r.? What ?'s & tests should i ask for? (We pay mostly out of pocket even with ins.)
Thank you so much.

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replied July 24th, 2011
Abdominal Pain Answer A25387
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

From the description of the severe symptoms it is most probable that you might be having stones in the gall bladder or the urinary tract (Renal stones).

You might benefit by consulting your doctor at the urgent care clinic. He might order a ultrasound or a CT scan of the abdomen, in addition to blood test for liver functions and a urinalysis. This might give a clear picture for the cause of your symptoms.

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