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sharp pain in upper left rib cage

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Call your dr now: You should call your doctor now and get it checked.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Sounds like: An abdominal wall muscle pull or strain. Try heat and rest and something like ibuprofen. Have an examination with a doctor if it persists.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Difficulty breathing: Anytime you have "difficulty breathing", you should see a, doctor right away.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain from rib cage: Osteochonritis: the rib is not bony all the way it attac to the sternum by mens of cartilage , a lot of time that cunction get inflamed and cause the ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an in ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Need tests to treat: If pain is sharp , need to find thecause by exam and tests to find the cause , please see your doctor , or go to nearest er.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
Kidney: There are several diseases that can cause pain in this area. Kidney stones are the first thing that came to mind when i read your question but infecti ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy Farmer
29 years experience General Surgery
More: information needed
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
32 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Can be many things: This pain can be myofascial, rib pain, vascular, lung or even due to your GI tract. You should have it looked at by your doctor.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Mills
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Multiple: Possibilities are numerous 1 gallbladder attacks 2.Musculoskeletal--rib pain 3. Lung problem--infection , clot etc should see an md to be exam ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Lots possible...: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashid Khan
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Go to ER: Get evaluated by an emergency room physician.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Owen
40 years experience Emergency Medicine
Need more info: Not enough detail to provide reasoned response. Age? Sex? Known medical problems? Current medications? When started? Any injury/trauma/new exercise or ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Splenic flexure: I would think this is splenic flexure syndrome caused by constipation. You need to be checked out.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Nerve problem: Possibilities: pinched nerve in back, bulging disc, early (pre-rash) shingles, traumatic neuropraxia (bruised nerve) , tumor, heart attack, other. It ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
RUQ pain: Could be biliary colic/gall stones.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Several things: are possible including muscle/ligament strain, infection, inflammation of the lining of the lung. If lower down on the side, then could also be relat ... Read More
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
See a doc: Some questions just cannot be answered well in a forum like this, especially if your symptoms have literally dozens of possible causes, from completel ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Could be GI related: Spleen, colon, ; stomach r located here, so c ur pcp and b checked 4 a cause. In meantime, try an antacid ; c if u get relief. If so most likely GI re ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Talk to your doctor: Muscle pain, liver pain, gall bladder disease or pleurisy are likely causes. Please talk your doctor about it.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Be checked: It is likely to be musculoskeletal in nature, but it could also be your gall bladder. If it is not improving you should be evaluated with an ultrasou ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jim Trione
22 years experience Emergency Medicine
Could be gallbladder: While there are many things that could cause the symptoms you describe, possible gallstones or gallbladder problems certainly rise to the top of the ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
12 years experience Psychiatry
Could: Could just be gas which isnt uncommon. If it persists see your physician for a work up.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamer Elbaz
24 years experience Pain Management
Emergency: You should see your doctor right away. This could be appendicitis or cholecystotis.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Spasm: Muscle spasm under or between the ribs.
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