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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 have a sharp pain in my stomach. It feels as if someone is kicking me in my ribs and its difficult to breath. What is it?

I have a sharp pain in my stomach. It feels as if someone is kicking me in my ribs and its difficult to breath. What is it?

Hurt to breathe?: Does it hurt to breathe? This would suggest pleurisy (also called "the devil's grip"). If the pain is also in your back and associated with nausea, you could have a kidney stone. That can sometimes also get worse with a breath. If it's just hurting in the tummy, you have gastroenteritis - food-born or viral. The exact location of your pain would be helpful. ...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 have a sharp pain in the middle of my stomach between my bellybutton and my ribs I've had my gallbladder out what can this be?

I have a sharp pain in the middle of my stomach between my bellybutton and my ribs I've had my gallbladder out what can this be?

Doctor can evaluate: Upper abdominal pain can be from "acid" pains, such as a stomach ulcer, just gastritis with no ulcer, or reflux (heartburn). An infection with H. pylori bacteria can lead to stomach ulcer pains (an acid blocker can help). One needs more evaluation by her primary care doctor. Heart attacks, rib and cartilage problems, pancreatitis, gallstones, or various cancers can also cause upper abdominal pain. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in the center of my stomach under the ribs that causes severe pain whenever I eat or drink anything, what could it be?

I have a sharp pain in the center of my stomach under the ribs that causes severe pain whenever I eat or drink anything, what could it be?

Multiple choices: Pain in the upper part of your abdomen associated with eating or drinking would be most likely associated with your stomach, your pancreas, or your gallbladder. Any type of ulcer or gastritis could cause pain when eating or drinking. Pancreatitis and gallbladder disease can also cause the same thing. Suggest you follow-up with your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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When I bend over I get avery sharp pain inmy upper stomach right below the ribs directly in the middle.

Well: This could be many things gas pain gallbladder warily surgical abdomen. Consult primary care doctor face-to-face for specific diagnosis ...Read more

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I have had a sharp pain above my stomach in between my rib cage. It has been going on for more than an hour, what is it and what should I do?

I have had a sharp pain above my stomach in between my rib cage. It has been going on for more than an hour, what is it and what should I do?

Sharp pain: There are several different causes. You can try taking TUMS, (calcium carbonate) PeptoBismol or another antacid to see if you get relief. If the pain increases and radiates to your back or right upper abdomen, you should be evaluated for possible gallbladder disease if you have not had gallbladder removed. Although this pain may be non-specific, reflux, gastritis, ulcer disease are all possible. ...Read more

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Started feeling bubbling under right ribs to the side front and back. Also an occasional sharp pain that comes and goes in lower right abdomen.

Started feeling bubbling under right ribs to the side front and back. Also an occasional sharp pain that comes and goes in lower right abdomen.

Fodmapa: bubbling is gas (air) taken in either from swallowing or from fermentation of sugars in the diet. The stomach and large intestine overlap in the vicinity you are referring to. Google low FODMAP diet (fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides and polyols). The most well known is lactose. Colon bacteria ferment the sugars and create gas and fluid. Gas distends the colon (sigmoid) and causes pain. ...Read more

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I have a very bad sharp pain on my left side. It goes from my ribs to my lower stomach. On my stomach and my back. Its been getting worse all day.?

See a physician.: You need to see a physician and be examined directly. It could be different reasons for your pain. You need to be seen. ...Read more

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I have a feeling such as empy stomach, (up right between my ribs) and if I eat something I get a sharp pain in my chest area (more on the right side)+?

I have a feeling such as empy stomach, (up right between my ribs) and if I eat something I get a sharp pain in my chest area (more on the right side)+?

GERD?: Some things that come to mind include gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease), which can cause both pain on an empty stomach and chest pain after eating. Gall bladder problems can also cause right-sided abdominal and chest pain, especially after eating fatty meals. Heart problems do not usually cause "sharp" pain, but it still needs to be ruled out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Really sharp pain on my side of my stomach by the rib cage its about 5 to 10 minutes long the pain is really severe I have different episodes every so?

Really sharp pain on my side of my stomach by the rib cage its about 5 to 10 minutes long the pain is really severe I have different episodes every so?

See below: You should get evaluated by a gastroenterologist, you may have a stomach ulcer. These are potentially life threatening. Donot put it off. It needs to be evaluated. Acid reflux and. Gastritis are other possibilities. A thorough history and physical exam is recommended. ...Read more

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Hi, I had a endoscopy 2 days ago with no sedation (never again)! Since then I am experiencing a sharp pain in my left ribs and abdomen. Is this normal?

Hi, I had a endoscopy 2 days ago with no sedation (never again)! Since then I am experiencing a sharp pain in my left ribs and abdomen. Is this normal?

No. This implies an: Injury, presumably temporally associated with the endoscopic examination. Also careful about words (they affect one's thinking). By normal, most imply good or OK. But normal only means common, usual, average & is defined by the medical industry as average to include the central +/- 2 SD, i.e. 95.6% of everything. Normal has little, if anything, to do with excellence (which is abnormal) of health. ...Read more

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I am having a sharp pain on the left side of my abdomen, below the rib cage. Most pronounced when coughing, or sneezing.

I am having a sharp pain on the left side of my abdomen, below the rib cage. Most pronounced when coughing, or sneezing.

Ribs vs spleen??: Go see your doc. If you cough enough you can hurt your ribs. Your spleen lies just underneath where you are describing. Do you play rough and tumble sports such as football or rugby? ...Read more

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Had a extremely sharp pain that got worse when I took a breath it's located on my upper right abdomen around my ribs. Pushing on it hurt worse.

Had a extremely sharp pain that got worse when I took a breath it's located on my upper right abdomen around my ribs. Pushing on it hurt worse.

Gallbladder: Location suggest like you may have gallbladder disease. This is something that it is important for you to discuss with your physician as soon as possible. You're also taking birth control pills and sometimes this can be associated with blood clots. However the fact it hurts when you push would make me suspect gallbladder first. You also mentioned bleeding and there could be a relationship between these as well. You needed to see your physician for this issue ...Read more

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I have crohns and I am having sharp pain in my right lower abdominal and under my rib cage. It comes and goes in all circumstances. What can it be?

I have crohns and I am having sharp pain in my right lower abdominal and under my rib cage. It comes and goes in all circumstances. What can it be?

Crohn's: The right lower quadrant is a common area for a flare of Crohn's disease. If you have noticed new symptoms of pain, you should consult your doctor. Sooner maybe better than later, in an effort to try to keep a possible Crohn's flare from worsening. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would cause an intermittent sharp pain in the ribs on the right side, not in the stomach, that last about 10-15 seconds, hurts more to breathe?

What would cause an intermittent sharp pain in the ribs on the right side, not in the stomach, that last about 10-15 seconds, hurts more to breathe?

Few possibilities...: Rib pain is frequently caused by inflammation of the intercostal ligaments and muscles called costochondritis. Other possibilities however include pneumonia or pleurisy. Try taking motrin. If it does not respond then see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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The upper part of the abdomen specifically right below the ribs is CONSTANT sharp pain worse when I eat it feels like two balloons rubbing together?

The upper part of the abdomen specifically right below the ribs is CONSTANT sharp pain worse when I eat it feels like two balloons rubbing together?

RUQ pain: Pain in the right upper quadrant (RUQ) of the abdomen that is worse with eating may signal gallbladder disease. There are other possibilities, too. Best to see your doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in upper left side of abdomen under ribs. What can I do to alleviate the pain?

Consider Cold Milk: If you aren't a smoker, who is overweight, and family history of heart disease, that is, it isn't your heart that is causing this, consider your stomach as being the culprit. Too much acid? How about drinking milk to coat it with cold milk. Not a treatment, but will give you diagnosis. Then go to your doctor. You are going to need their help. ...Read more

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I have a severe sharp pain in the lower left side of my abdomen, just behind or maybe in my rib cage. Is there something I can do at home to fix this?

I have a severe sharp pain in the lower left side of my abdomen, just behind or maybe in my rib cage. Is there something I can do at home to fix this?

No short answer: I hope it is a muscular strain and can be helped by heatseveral times a day. In the rib cage would be more in the mid to upper abdomen. I do not like it being a severe sharp pain, if it is other than brief you should seek medical attention.
It could be diverticulitis (an infected pocket in the intestine) and it may be ruptured. ...Read more

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It hurts when I lay on my stomach my liver, ribs my right side like a burning/sharp pain what could it be?

It hurts when I lay on my stomach my liver, ribs my right side like a burning/sharp pain what could it be?

Needs to be checked: We can not tell you exactly what it could be as we do not have enough information. We need detailed history present and past and a thorough physical examination to find out what is causing pain in ribs and liver as you described ...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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3days ago I was in a wreck and my ribs hurt automatically but I haven't been able to eat normal and when I do I get a sharp pain in my side stomach?

See below: It is not uncommon in a motor vehicle accident to sustain blount chemat/abdominal trauma from the steering wheel door seat belt etc. The ribs function to protect the organs and lungs and heart and other neurovascular structures. Rib contusions, rib fractures are not uncommon with this mechanism of injury. These are generally treated conservatively without surgery. Activities modification to avoid that aggravate your symptoms is usually recommended such as avoid lying on the side, lifting, if you're having any acute shortness of breath or difficulty breathing I would go directly to the emergency room. The general follow up with your medical doctor would not hurt. Good luck thank you. ...Read more