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Sharp Pain Behind Ribs Left Side
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
Left side of body (slightly behind & under rib cage- both in front and behind) has sharp pain while I am sitting, not moving. Should i see a doctor?
Yes: The location of the pain causes me a bit of concern - have you had any trauma to the area in the last several weeks? The spleen is in that general area, and it can swell with trauma. Sometimes, this happens over an extended period of time. While there are other things to cause this pain, i would strongly advise getting it checked out! ...Read more
Don't ignore: Rib pain or any chest pain should always be checked out by a physician. the character of the pain, duration, sharp or dull, associated symptoms will help in making a diagnosis. Causes may range from serious disorders, such as cardiac, to minor problems such as ligament strain ...Read more
Front or back?: If the sharp rib pain is more towards your back, consider kidney infection. Check your urine color and smell. If the pain is more side ot front lower ribs, it may be intercostal neuralgia, an inflammation of the nerve of each rib. This pain is sharp, and may radiate from back to front. If the pain is at the very lowest rib, it may be "slipped rib syndrome" where the twelfth rib catches ...Read more
Pain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
It's most likely: Alikelyare muscle strain. No nausea or vomiting, correct? Have u beef exercising hard? Does it increase when u inhale? I'm talking about highest probability, it's unusual to have a disease of an internal organ cause pain at left lower rib cage but the spleen is under there. Have u been sick? It's probably muscle but get checked if worsens. ...Read more
There's not enough: info here to answer the question you didn't actually ask. Unless it's severe & incapacitating (in which case you need to SEE a doctor), you can set up a virtual consult with one of our doctors (I prefer the full audiovisual consult) and thru a dialog, we might be able to help you. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
I started having a sharp pain on my back side, of my left, it feels like it's under my ribs and it is very painful. What could it be ?
Well, there is the: Kidey back there, gotta consider a stone but doesn't sound like it. Does it increase with breathing? If so, likely musculoskeletal. Try ibuprofin but if sick, fever, getting worse consider er, if fever and uriary probles, could be kidney infection, my vote is muscle strain though, good luck. ...Read more
I started experiencing sharp pain last night in front of my left side near ribs, now the pain is located in my back near ribs on left side. ?
Sharp pain on left side just under neath bottom of rib. Hurts worse when laying down. What could it be? It's been of and on for a few months!
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