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.
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.