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I have a really sharp pain behind my right rib cage that feels like an air bubble and i cannot take a deep breath what should I do?

I have a really sharp pain behind my right rib cage that feels like an air bubble and i cannot take a deep breath what should I do?

See a physician: This could reflect a problem in your lungs/chest cavity - anytime a patient has difficulty with breathing, i would certainly recommend seeing a physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Before bed lastnight II had a horrible sharp pain behind my right rib cage.. Under my breast. Ii had not been doing any activity before. Layn down?

Before bed lastnight II had a horrible sharp pain behind my right rib cage.. Under my breast. Ii had not been doing any activity before. Layn down?

Yes: You might have sprained a rib from laying in an awkward position perhaps. I see this a lot from people that sleep on a couch etc or in other non bed situations. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in back right behind my rib cage shoulder blade area, doesn't hurt to breath but hurts to cough or move in certain directions?

Need more info: I will need more info re this pain. How long present? Did you injure yourself in any way, lifting, stumbling, carry a heavy weight, etc?? You may have partially moved a rib out of place, but that is only one possibility. Does the pain respond to ice application? Heat? If it persists, should be checked by physician. ...Read more

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Sharp aching pain behind upper right rib cage. It happens when laughing/taking a deep breath in. Has been happening allday. What could this be?

Sharp aching pain behind upper right rib cage. It happens when laughing/taking a deep breath in. Has been happening allday. What could this be?

Chest pain: Chest pain that increases with inspiration/laughing may be due to costochondritis (inflammation of rib cartilage), pneumonia, rib fracture, pneumothorax, pericarditis. Detailed history and physical examination is needed to diagnose specific etiology. ...Read more

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I have a really bad sharp pain behind my left rib cage every time i take a deep breath it hurts?

Chest pain: Recommend you get a chest x-ray with rib x-rays to look at your lungs as well as the bones. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Sharp pain in my upper right rib cage?

Sharp pain in my upper right rib cage?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the gall bladder or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain in the right rib cage?

What causes sharp pain in the right rib cage?

This sounds: Musculoskeletal. If it is worsened if yuo take a deep breath it might be pleuritic chest pain. ...Read more