Right-sided Stomach Pain When Breathing?
2 days ago when I was sitting suddenly my right abdomen (right under the ribs) was painful like there was a piercing then felt stiff and interested when breathing (can’t breathe deeply). Then this day the pain is reduced but there is a feeling of tightness in the solar plexus and to sleep on your left side can not (pain to breathe). What do you think my stomach aches are like? Thanks.
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Pain like being stabbed, stiff, and tightness in the upper right abdomen (near the rib cage) may be caused by the following conditions:
Gastritis (inflammation of the gastric mucosa), peptic ulcer
Stone or inflammation of the bile duct
Pneumonia (inflammation of the lung parenchyma)
Pleuritis (inflammation of the lining covering the lungs and chest cavity)
Pneumothorax (air buildup in the cavity between the lining of the lung)
Fibromyalgia (musculoskeletal pain that appears accompanied by sleep, memory, stamina, and mood disorders)
Heart attack, and so on
You need to explain first, besides pain, stiffness and tightness, are there any other complaints that you feel, such as fever, vomiting, coughing, weakness, diarrhea, and so on? Have you experienced complaints like this before? Have you ever suffered an injury around the chest before?
If the pain you feel is very disturbing, you can check yourself directly to the doctor or a specialist in internal medicine, yes. In mild cases, often the doctor will first give you several types of drugs. However, if you feel that your condition is more severe, your doctor may also direct you to undergo further examinations, such as x-rays, ultrasound, endoscopy, and so on.
In the meantime, you can reduce the pain that comes with warm compresses while increasing your rest. Choose the most comfortable sleeping position in your opinion, do not overlap the painful side of the body. Eat regularly, but first limit foods that are too acidic, spicy, and contain a lot of gas. Finally, be diligent in exercising, and don't take drugs carelessly, unless your doctor prescribes them to you directly.
Hope this helps ...