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Am getting stabbing sharp pains under left rib cage followed by back pain and stomach cramps x?

Am getting stabbing sharp pains under left rib cage followed by back pain and stomach cramps x?

Need to get checked: Cardiac and gastric causes most likely, and these could be serious. Need to go to physican for eval. Stop Ibuprofen right away. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is also known as Back pain. Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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Pain from collar bone 2 ribs left hand heaviness back pain since last 6 days. 2 days numbness in left hand and left face.

Pain from collar bone 2 ribs left hand heaviness back pain since last 6 days. 2 days numbness in left hand and left face.

Left pain parathesia: Did you have any trauma? Could be thoracic outlet syndrome, TMJ, early zoster (though usually lesions would come out by now and usually no numbness-parathesias), and rarely MS, vascular anomaly, mass or lymph node.Follow up with doctor/urgent care for thoracic outlet you will need orthopedic surgeon ...Read more

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What could cause nausea, abdominal cramps especially left side under ribs, lower back pain, tiredness and vaginal bleeding? On implanon so periods?

What could cause nausea, abdominal cramps especially left side under ribs, lower back pain, tiredness and vaginal bleeding? On implanon so periods?

Nausea etc.: As soon as you can you must see your gynecologist. She/he may find the problem and treat you for it but you might also be referred to a gastroenterologist. If there any delay for a doctor's visit it might be worthwhile going to the Emergency Room. ...Read more

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How do I treat rib and back pain I have two left side ribs causing me not to be able stand erect , lift anything on the right side, and severe pain in lower back , left side at l 2 and 3 vert. I can't sit and type almost in tears it hurts so bad.

This : This degree of pain is unusual for pure musculoskeletal problems to the "ribs" of to the thoracic area. You are not giving much information but i would want to make sure you don't have another problem internally that coulb be causing problems. You need a comprehensive evaluation of your condition with a good review of systems. ...Read more

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Can excessive gas cause rib and back pain? Sharp pains under left rib, down left side and mid to upper back . Some burping and flatuence

Can excessive gas cause rib and back pain? Sharp pains under left rib, down left side and mid to upper back . Some burping and flatuence

Yes it can: Excessive gas in the bowels can cause pressure upwards and backwards. Pressure upwards effects the diaphragm which attaches to the ribs. Pressure backwards can impact the back. Drinking warm tea and gently massaging the belly may help move the gas along. ...Read more

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I have this sharp back pain that has kept me up since yesterday and it's been bothering me. At first it was on my left (rib) then middle back. ?

I have this sharp back pain that has kept me up since yesterday and it's been bothering me. At first it was on my left (rib) then middle back. ?

Myofascial: Hi Jose751 Sharp sudden pains (without injury I hope) that move around could be (from the outside in) skin ( look for a rash or a bruise), muscles (tender to touch or move), bones (significant injury), or inner organs (like kidney, spleen, etc). Without temperature or other sx, ok to try anti inflammatory and stretching..if it continues, ER or your practitioner. ...Read more

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What can cause back pain by the ribs on left side?

What can cause back pain by the ribs on left side?

Movement?: If worse with movement likely a musculoskeletal injury. If not, could be any one of a number of things. See your doc, go over the details and get examined. ...Read more

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Severe back pain over left ribs?

Severe back pain over left ribs?

Likely muscular: Back pain over the ribs that does not radiate and is not associated with numbness or weakness of the legs is generally muscular or due to irritation of the rib joint that connects to the spine. These conditions are generally self limiting. ...Read more

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I am having middle back pain and left side rib cage pain. Please help?

I am having middle back pain and left side rib cage pain. Please help?

Too many options: Could be lung, could be spine, could be spinal nerve, could be nerve between ribs, could be muscle. To answer this one without more information, you need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Having pain in my left upper side like under under arm. Feel like in my left ribs. And pain in back on both sides by blades. What can these be?

Having pain in my left upper side like under under arm. Feel like in my left ribs. And pain in back on both sides by blades. What can these be?

Axillary/scapula pai: Consider reflux. h pylori gastritis,constipation with gas pain,mycoplasma inflammation with costochondritis rarely may be vascular like dissection( if marfans or cocaine use) or pulmonary embolus( check d-dimer for both these rare events). Followup with doctor/ urgent care ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more