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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