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There is a sharp pain in my left side around the middle rib-area when I do more than a few situps.What could be the cause, and what should i do? Thks!

There is a sharp pain in my left side around the middle rib-area when I do more than a few situps.What could be the cause, and what should i do? Thks!

Could be muscle or: bone pain. The ribs and muscles between them are thin and easily injured. You may have strained them during a workout. Try 20 minutes of SLOW side stretches every day and take ibuprofen for 5 to 7 days to reduce inflammation before going back to your sit-up regimen. You need to let the muscles recover before injuring them again. If pressing the hard rib is painful or "creaks" you may need an X-ray ...Read more

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Sharp pain on the upper left area of the chest, also with hardening of the rib cage. Hurts when i press or move arm or even when doing nothing.

Sharp pain on the upper left area of the chest, also with hardening of the rib cage. Hurts when i press or move  arm or even when doing nothing.

Musculoskeletal: this sounds like muscular pain, try applying warm compressors and see if it helps and an ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) should ease the pain, it should subside on its own with time. ...Read more

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I have had a sharp pain 2 timesnow in my mid left rib's but towards the tummy area the last time it was followed w/bubbles n sometimes heart burn ?

I have had a sharp pain 2 timesnow in my mid left rib's but towards the tummy area the last time it was followed w/bubbles n sometimes heart burn ?

Gas: This sounds like gas entrapment in the stomach. Drinking warm water and applying heat to the upper abdomen helps break down the gas and moves it down which is better than forcing yourself to belch which makes you swallow more air. Taking simethicone 1/2hour after a . Meal prevents gas build-up. Discuss this with your physician if it happens often. ...Read more

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

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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Having to gasp for air nonstop everyday for 3 months & sometimes have a sharp pain in left rib everytime I breathe. Been to dr, didnt find anything. ?

Having to gasp for air nonstop everyday for 3 months & sometimes have a sharp pain in left rib everytime I breathe. Been to dr, didnt find anything. ?

Chest pain/ SOB: I do not know what your doctor did, but you should not be having these symptoms. Get rechecked. Although he or she did not find anything on exam is possible this could be ashtma that would be transient. Other possibilities to. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left should and ribs get worse when move and breath in what could it be?

Pleuritic pain: The type of pain you describe is called "pleuritic chest pain" it can be caused by a variety of conditions, most of which are not serious. I would recommend you get examined and obtain a chest x-ray, as some of the causes do require prompt treatment. ...Read more

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Need some advice. I have sharp pain under left side of rib?

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

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I've been having a sharp pain right below my left side of my rib ...What can this be?

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

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I often getting pain on my left lower rib.I am not sure when it is coming.It is coming suddenly like a sharp pain.

Unclear: You are describing pain in the left lower rib cage are female and thirty. Start with writing down each time you get it. Note the time, when you last ate, what you were doing right before and what if anything made it go away. If you are getting these pains once a week then take this information to your doctor and he/she can start to help you. Hopefully it will be self limiting. ...Read more

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In the last half a year I have a spotsize small not sharp pain under my left middle lowest rib. This pain comes up in waves.

In the last half a year I have a spotsize small not sharp pain under my left middle lowest rib.
This pain comes up in waves.

This is where the Ca: this is where the cartilage joins the abdominal muscle. Is there a tender spot? I suspect this may be more myofascial pain but you need to clarify this with your physician. It could also be a cutaneous nerve irritation ...Read more

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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!

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!

Something intraabdom: Could be something within your abdomen. See your doctor or a gastroenterologist. Would be best to go when you have the pain. Will likely need some laboratory tests and/or x-rays/imaging studies. ...Read more

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Keep getting sharp pain on my left side of my ribs?

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

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I have a sharp pain on the lower left side of my ribs, why?

I have a sharp pain on the lower left side of my ribs, why?

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