Shooting pains under right rib cage, any ideas anyone?

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This has only happened past couple of days but appears to be getting more frequent, I have been experiencing quite random, unpleasantly distressing shooting pains just under my right rib cage and it probably happens about ten or twelve times a day, so I am rather concerned and wondered if anyone else has been experiencing similar that may have any ideas what it might be.

I do have a hernia and a gallstone but with the hernia the pain would surely not be centred there but it could be a gallstone that is aggravated or possibly an ulcer, but I don't want to second guess the situation too much so have booked to see my GP on Mon 12th March, soonest he's free, then perhaps he can send me for some tests to identify the problem, it comes on very suddenly and it quite pronounced so tends to stop me in my tracks.

Anyone had similar?

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    Do you have any other symptoms?  Does the pain come on after eating? One possibility could be gastritis; another could be costochrondritis..
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      Hi Pippa, no its just random, sometimes first thing in morning before eating or late at night when haven't eaten for a while, and no other symptoms, I'll google costochrondritis but my depot nurse whom I saw this morning said I was pointing to my liver, when I showed her where the pain was, so hopefully they can run some tests in a fortnight or she said to pop up and see the duty doctor if it got any worse in interim.

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      PS  I think its too low down for costochrondritis as thats more chest area?  According to google anyway, but best to have a test i think as occasionally I have got twinges in my lower back which could also be indicative of liver complaint.  Thanks and best wishes, Fiona
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