Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

sharp pain on my left side below my ribs

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Not cardiac: The most common cause of chest pain is chest wall pain not cardiac. In an 18 year old I guess you somehow strained the le1ft side of your chest

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Severe pain needs 2B: Evaluated by a doctor. The possibilities include anything from a muscle spasm to a problem with your kidney or something else such as pancreatitis. Ev ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: It could be any of several things. You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical e ... Read More
5
5 thanks
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Well localized,: pain upon inspiratory phase suggests costochondritis, localized chest trauma, with either traumatic costochrondritis or a rib fracture, and finally ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: May be something simple like a muscle stitch (spasm) that can be relieved by stretching muscles in that area. Or might be internal problem like liver, ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
12 years experience Pain Management
Rule out ob/gyn: It could be related to a peripheral nerve entrapment but more importantly you would want to visit with you ob/gyn to rule out any gynecological or obs ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Batt
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Many possibilities: This could be due to a pulled muscle, which needs time to heal and may benefit from anti-inflammatory medications (motrin). It may also be a kidney in ... Read More
13
13 thanks
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Left abdominal: Sharp pain just below the left rib cage is often due to gas entrapment which may be in the left colon or in the actual stomach. If you feel bloated it ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience General Surgery
Get a physical!: New onset sharp left sided abdominal pain can have many etiologies. Without a physician history and examination, it is hard to guess the cause. Musc ... Read More
5
5 thanks
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
23 years experience Internal Medicine
A few possibilities: This could be (1) musculoskeletal pain (like pulled muscle, broken rib, vertebral compression fracture), (2) kidney pain (like kidney stone or infecti ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Gall bladder, liver...See you doctor.
1
1 thank
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Nonspecific: Migrating pain could represent excess gas moving through the intestines, or if associated with diarrhea, nausea and vomiting could represent an intest ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Doctor exam: That could be a muscle strain, but it is also the same location of the gallbladder. It is best to have your doctor examine you to be sure.
2
2 thanks
A member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Don't ignore: Although most causes of the type of pain you describe are not serious, in some cases this can represent something serious, like pneumonia or a blood c ... Read More
11
11 thanks
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Wallach
Specializes in General Practice
Don't ignore: Rib pain or any chest pain should always be checked out by a physician. the character of the pain, duration, sharp or dull, associated symptoms will h ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: Could be muscular, stomach related, heart or lung related......
1
1 thank
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Shahzad
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Abdominal pain: With your age, most likely you have peptic ulcer disease. Try OTC acid reducers.
A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Could be a number: Of things. I would suggest seeing a doctor as this could be anything from indigestion to an ulcer to a splenic issue. There are too many variables in ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Pains: Back pain can be annoying as you are finding out. Massive pain should be evaluated to help diagnose and then treat your issues, best wishes.
1
1 thank
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Pain: How long have u had it?. How severe?. Any medications or medical illnesses?. Best to consult your primary care doc. For exam.
2
2 thanks
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
More info: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but more info is needed. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Blinski
14 years experience Family Medicine
Many possible causes: Pain in the abdominal area (below the ribs) is a common complaint. There are many causes of pain in this area from the simple (constipation, gastritis ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Chest pain: If you have severe pain or difficulty breathing - then please medical assessment.
1
1 thank
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
See your doctor: Your single symptom is too vague to provide any diagnosis. It could be a sign of an ulcer. See your doctor for a thorough evaluation.
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month