A 19-year-old female asked:
Stabbing pain under left ribs & burning sensation in chest & upper abdomen went to er they sent me home what could it be? i can't even sleep from it.
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Dr. Warren Wolfeanswered
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Intercostal neuralgi: Sounds from the information you give that you may have what is commonly called a "pinched nerve) in your dorsal (back) vertebrae. May have been caused by coughing really hard. Also to be considered is a lung infection. Please see your family physician as you may need a chest x-ray. If normal i would also suggest seeing an osteopathic physician for manipulation of your back.
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