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What makes sporadic sharp pain under left rib cage when breathing?

What makes sporadic sharp pain under left rib cage when breathing?

See below: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Sharp pain in left rib when breathing, what's wrong?

Could be: A chest wall problem due to slipped rib syndrome, somatic dysfunction of the rib or costochondritis. Try some advil (ibuprofen) for a few days and see your doctor for exam and treatment options. ...Read more

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Pain (4/10) between 3. and 4. left rib when breathing very deeply or stretching. No dyspnea or any other symptoms. No tenderness. ?

Pain (4/10) between 3. and 4. left rib when breathing very deeply or stretching. No dyspnea or any other symptoms. No tenderness. ?

Muscoloskeletal : Pain such as you describe which is more noticeable when having deep breaths or stretching is not heart related. It sounds related to a chest wall problem, which is annoying but not dangerous. ...Read more

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Occasional vibration under left rib age while breathing laying down?

Occasional vibration under left rib age while breathing laying down?

Fasiculations: Muscle spasms, (fasicularions) can b from electrolyte changes, diet or those w heavy exercise (which can also inc Lactic Acid in muscle ; cause sim feeling.). If assoc exercise, back off intensity, inc freq ; fluid to help rid body of built up acids. If occurring randomly look at your diet. If u r like most us teens more fruit ; veg also good. Back or GI can also cause sim symptom. Feel better. ...Read more

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I get "knots" in my left ribs, slightly painful and movable, slight breathing difficulties with it. What could this be?

I get "knots" in my left ribs, slightly painful and movable, slight breathing difficulties with it. What could this be?

Anything: could be a calcification from a rib. could be a cyst from the oil gland in the skin. could be a muscle spasm ,it act as a knot between the ribs. could be fatty tumor. could be a nodules. as you can see it could be anything. 99% there is nothing to worry about. if you are concern,see a physician. good luck. i hope that will answer your question. thank you for using health tap. ...Read more

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Left ribs aching, having trouble breathing. Help please??

Left ribs aching, having trouble breathing. Help please??

Costochondritis: Hi, most likely you have a condition called costochondritis which is inflammation in the rib cage 2/2 exercise, trauma, lifting heavy stuff, viral infection and etc, take Motrin that should help, if not see a provider please. ...Read more

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Breathing hurts in rib on left side what's wrong ?

Probable rib strain: The most likely cause is a strain of the intercostal muscles, which are muscles between the ribs. These sprains can take several weeks to resolve, and can be very painful. However, the pain could also be coming from inside the chest - irritation of the pleural lining of the lung can be very painful. Given your age, i would recommend having it evaluated to make sure that it is just a strain. ...Read more

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Shooting pain on left side of my ribs stops me from breathing normally after a childhood accident I had and never had it checked. Can it be serious?

Shooting pain on left side of my ribs stops me from breathing normally after a childhood accident I had and never had it checked. Can it be serious?

Well, if you...: ...Have been living with it since childhood, it likely won't kill you. On the other hand, if it is interfering with activities then you you should absolutely get it checked out, because that is how you will find out if something can be done to either lessen the pain or make it go away completely. ...Read more