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Doctor insights on: Sharp Burning Pain Middle Of Left Shoulder And Under Rib Cage Spleen

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I had sharp pains in my left shoulder and under rib cage and 4 times to my heart. Went 2 the er, they said I'm getting a cold. Im 17,i don't get that.

Consider pleuritis: Considering your age, It is probably not your heart if you are otherwise healthy and robust. Pleuritis is ususally a viral infection that will go away with time. If you are having difficulty breathing other than from pain you should be re-checked. Please consider the accuracy of my answer from the perspective that I am an Orthopedic surgeon and this is out of my usual field of expertise. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Burning Pain (Definition)

Burning pain is one of the hallmarks of pain due to nerve damage. Any skin condition may also cause burning pain. It is different than sharp stabbing pain ...Read more


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I have a burning pain that has went from my right side to my left side, under rib cage. I recently had to lift a pt in and out of bed. Siatica?

I have a burning pain that has went from my right side to my left side, under rib cage.  I recently had to lift a pt in and out of bed.  Siatica?

Muscle strain: Sounds like a muscle strain. Lifting patients alone in and out of bed can be difficult and can cause injury to you if you are not lifting correctly or lifting too heavy a weight . Seek evaluation from your medical provider. You can also try taking ibuprofen to see if the pain resolves or changed. Sciatica is pain that runs down the legs caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve . ...Read more

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Aching burning pain under rib cage. What can I use for this?

Aching burning pain under rib cage. What can I use for this?

Where exactly?: Describe the location, timing and character of the pain in more detail. This is very important to be able to provide you a diagnosis and therefore recommend a treatment. ...Read more

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I have RUQ sudden onset stabbing burning pain under rib cage worse when I move or bend since last night, getting worse and now moving into my back?

Go to urgent care: Although doesn't sound serious, but due to intensity, should rule out any significant pathology. A blood test or X-ray may help to make a definitive diagnosis. Feel better:) ...Read more

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Have burning pain upper rite belly under rib cage heart burn most every am can't sleep on my rite side it hurts my mid rite side back badly?

Have burning pain upper rite belly under rib cage  heart burn most every am can't sleep on my rite side it hurts my mid rite side back badly?

Have tests done: It is best to see your doctor and discuss it. Things to consider would be the gallbladder, the liver itself or the stomach and the duodenum, the ribs and the lung wil have to be look at. We can't do that with simple history alone, we need labs and imaging procedures. Good luck. ...Read more

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Left side pain in location of spleen under rib cage. Pain increases whenever I lean back or breathe in. Started 3 days ago, same pain level.

Evaluation needed: Three days of this discomfort requires an evaluation by a physician who will take a thorough history and perform a careful physical examination in order to make a diagnosis.Appropriate tests will be ordered. Possibilities include muscular discomfort, spleen or left lower lobe lung pathology ,even a pinched intercostal nerve or a rib injury. ...Read more

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Have been having a pain with burning sensation on my left lower side of my stomach under rib cage. It comes and goes.

Abdominal pain: It always worth seeing a doc to differentiate your signs and symptoms it could be some intermittent gastritis or maybe intercostal neuralgia so probably worth making an appointment with your pcp to determine the cause ...Read more

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Have fissures and narrow canal.colonoscopy 2/4/16 Now have Dull pains in left side under rib cage and shoulder pain? Bad pain comes and goes

Pain under ribs: Hello ~ I note you had a colonoscopy on 2/4/16 and now have pain under rib cage and shoulder pain. A rare complication of colonoscopy is rupture of the colon and more so if there is inflammatory bowel disease. If you perforate the colon you would get air in abdomen and it will rise to under diaphragm giving you pain you are getting. Go back to GI doc and have this checked thx ...Read more

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Hello i have a burning sensation on left side under rib cage along with nausea and a fever of 101?

Hello i have a burning sensation on left side under rib cage along with nausea and a fever of 101?

Get evaluated: Fever, vomiting and worsening pain are all serious symptoms that warrant evaluation at your local health care facility or a call to your doc with directions. Possible organs involved include lung, spleen, gallbladder, stomach, esophagus and diaphragm. Could be a viral infection of another type of infection. Don't delay, ask a friend or family to go with you. ...Read more

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I have been getting a pain with burning sensation on my left side right under rib cage, but it happens every 12 hours.. What could it be?

Muscle Strain : There is not much in that area. You could have a muscle strain. Sometimes shingles can present as a burning sensation but usually has a band of redness associated with it. Also you could have a irritated skin nerve from pressure or trauma. Tough one to answer but that should be a good start. ...Read more