I get pain on both sides, right under the ribs. I asked my internist about this recently and she said that is from having a distented colon.
I haven't felt very well this past week and two days I did not eat anything until dinner. I did not have rib pain until I started eating again. I don't know if there is a link to eating and rib pain. I noticed too when I ate again I had pain in the center of my gutt.
Amanda- Have them check for inflamation in the ascending colon (which is on the left side).
I have CD there as well.
The descending colon is on the right side and the transverse colon would be below the ribs but just above the belly button (as far as the pain goes anyway).
Could be referred pain as well.
Pain under the right side of the ribs that radiates to your back shoulder area could be gall bladder. Nasty attacks usually come with vomiting.