A 25-year-old female asked:
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i keep having sharp short pains under my left rib cage and sometimes when i eat i makes it worst but also it will get worst if i dont eat. plz help?

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Dr. Stuart Rosan
45 years experience Family Medicine
Sharp short pains: Your pain might be more your stomach or gall bladder rather than muscle or ribs. Patients with Peptic Ulcer can have pain relieved when their stomach has food in it acts as buffer to an ulcer.When stomach is empty, there is no coating to cover an ulcer. Gall Bladder is the great mimicker-can cause referred pain to other parts of abdomen or to the back. Try antacids and avoid fatty ,fried foods
Answered on Apr 6, 2015

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