Abdominal Pain on Right Side | Common Causes & Treatment

Right-sided abdominal pain can arise from various causes and may be associated with several related conditions. At Clemenceau Medical Center Hospital, we have a multidisciplinary team of gastroenterologists, gynecologists and general surgeons who can help you identifying the cause of Abdominal pain.

Common causes of Abdominal Pain (the right side) include:

  1. Appendicitis: Inflammation of the appendix located in the lower right abdomen can lead to sharp, intense pain.
  2. Gallstones: Blockage in the gallbladder or its ducts can cause right upper abdominal pain, especially after eating fatty foods.
  3. Liver Issues: Liver infections, abscesses, or inflammation (hepatitis) can result in discomfort on the right side of the abdomen.
  4. Gastrointestinal Conditions: Conditions like constipation, diverticulitis, or Crohn’s disease may cause pain in the right lower abdomen.
  5. Kidney Problems: Kidney stones or infections can cause sharp pain in the lower back or right side of the abdomen.
  6. Muscle Strain: Overexertion or injury to the muscles in the abdominal wall can lead to localized pain.
  7. Ovarian Issues: In females, right-sided ovarian cysts or ovarian torsion can cause pelvic and lower right abdominal pain.
  8. Ectopic Pregnancy: A fertilized egg implanting outside the uterus, often in the right fallopian tube, can result in severe right-sided abdominal pain.
  9. Respiratory Conditions: Conditions like pneumonia, especially in the lower right lung, can cause referred pain in the right abdomen.
  10. Referred Pain: Sometimes, issues in other organs, such as the heart or diaphragm, can manifest as right-sided abdominal pain.

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Diagnosing the exact cause of right-sided abdominal pain typically requires a thorough medical evaluation, including physical exams and potentially imaging tests. Treatment depends on the underlying condition and may range from medication and lifestyle changes to surgical intervention, making a timely medical assessment crucial for appropriate care.

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