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Dr. Danny Proffitt
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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'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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Dr. William Haehl
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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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Dr. Daniel Motola
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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 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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