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I am getting pains on my sides when I breathe. What can I do to stop this?

I am getting pains on my sides when I breathe. What can I do to stop this?

See a doctor: Lots of possible explanations but if it hurts to breath you should not put off getting an evaluation and treatment. The list of problems includes respiratory problems (such as asthma), respiratory infections (ie pneumonia, bronchitis), cardiac (heart) problems, musculoskeletal (muscle & bone) problems, back problems, even abdominal (stomach/intestine) problems. ...Read more

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Lately every time I eat, I get this stabbing pain in my left side right under my ribs, making it hurt to breathe. How can I stop this?

See a doctor: you need to get some tests done to find out what the problem is. your history is just not enough to make a diagnosis ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get a sharp a tabbing pain on your left side where your heart is? I physically have to stop breathing and i get breath prop

What does it mean when you get a sharp a tabbing pain on your left side where your heart is? I physically have to stop breathing and i get breath prop

Pinched nerve: Sharp shooting pains in the rib cage may be due to pinching of the intercostal nerve. A deep breath often accentuates it. If there is tenderness on touching the rib cage i would recommend a spot xray of that rib area. Pinching of these intercostal nerves tend to come and go and are a nuisance rather than a serious problem and are not from the heart. Your physician can advise you further. ...Read more

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I sometimes get a harp pain in my side that hurts when i breath. A few min later it will suddenly stop and it turns into bad stomach cramps. Help?

I sometimes get a harp pain in my side that hurts when i breath. A few min later it will suddenly stop and it turns into bad stomach cramps. Help?

Hard to say: Without a physical exam and knowing your history it is hard to give you much info on this...... I would suggest you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I get occasional sharp pains on both sides of my rib area when I breathe?

Why do I get occasional sharp pains on both sides of my rib area when I breathe?

Likely muscle pains: this is likely pains in intercostal muscles, as they would be painful with breathing. Spine problem could be another reason. Pleura also may cause these pains, but less likely on both sides of the chest. I recommend seeing a healthcare professional if pain continue ...Read more

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I am having sharp pains since morning on the left side a little above the external oblique. I get the sharp when I breathe in or sneeze. What do i do?

I am having sharp pains since morning on the left side a little above the external oblique. I get the sharp when I breathe in or sneeze. What do i do?

Rib muscle injury?: If you are having difficulty breathing, or if the chest pain is constant, consider medical attention. If not, sounds like you may have sprained a rib muscle by sneezing. This is common. I recommend Tylenol (acetaminophen) and ice to the area of pain. ...Read more