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   Posted 4/18/2014 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Can pain under the lower right rib traveling to the back can it be kidney pain?

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   Posted 4/19/2014 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like Gallstones or Gallbladder to me. I would get an appointment with your Doc and have it checked out .
Diagnosed with crohns at 13, right Hemicolectomy in 93, remmision till sept 08, small bowel resections & Entercantaneous fistula excised, along with temp stoma in 09 stoma reversed Apr 2010. 2011 3 more fistula's to deal with!!
Major surgery Jan 2013 had all fistula's, Gallbladder & sections of small bowel removed permenant ileostomy given.

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   Posted 4/19/2014 11:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds more like gallbladder to me also. My kidney stones always start in my low back and move forward to my groin area.

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   Posted 5/28/2014 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
yes in some cases you kidneys are in the midd back.

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   Posted 6/9/2014 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
definitely get it check out, once I had some low back kidney pain.. had no idea what was going on...I kept plugging along and ignoring my symptoms and within 5 days I was in ER with 104 fever I had been walking around with for a few days and I ended up in ICU with a septic kidney infection that had spread to my heart! Learned my lesson the hard way! Listen to your body and don't put things off!
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