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I have a sharp pain in my stomach right under my ribs?

I have a sharp pain in my stomach right under my ribs?

Guessing?: If it is on the right side and even in the middle, you could be experiencing gallbladder disease/stones. There could be gastritis or an ulcer. It could be a presentation of multiple other GI and non-gi issues. Sounds as though you need to be see and examined and perhaps have some testing done. Gallbladder disease would be at the top of my list based on your short complaint. ...Read more

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I'm a 34 year old male..Every time I lean over for a few minutes my lower right side of my stomach gets a sharp pain. Right under my ribs area...?

I'm a 34 year old male..Every time I lean over for a few minutes my lower right side of my stomach gets a sharp pain. Right under my ribs area...?

Pain in your abdomen: Hi that area you are describing is where your liver and gall bladder are. I would want to know if you have any other diseases, or are on any medication. I would want to know if you have difficulty or changed bowel movements. I would want to know your drug and alcohol history. And, i would want to know if you were overweight. But the liver should never be ignored. ...Read more

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I'm having a sharp pain under my left rib, near my stomach, right after i drink something...But not when i eat. What could it be?

I'm having a sharp pain under my left rib, near my stomach, right after i drink something...But not when i eat. What could it be?

Drinking alcohol?: If you pour alcohol over a cut on your skin, it burns, right? No surprise that if your stomach is inflamed, then pouring alcohol into it will make it burn too. Please do yourself the favor ; stop if this is your circumstance. ...Read more

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Hi doc, i have been experiencing sharp pain under my right rib cage, sharp pain, burping oftenly and acid burps upper stomach. lansoprazole helps.

Hi doc, i have been experiencing sharp pain under my right rib cage, sharp pain, burping oftenly and acid burps upper stomach. lansoprazole helps.

Heartburn ?: Most likely this is acid reflux or heartburn but gallbladder disease could also be considered. Since lansoprazole helps it is more likely heartburn. Ulcer disease is also a consideration. You should see your doctor to sort this out. ...Read more

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