Rated 5.0/5 based on 10 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Sharp Pain In Left Rib Cage Area

Share
Dr. Rashed Hasan
Board Certified
28 years in practice
594K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
Dr. Rashed Hasan
Board Certified
28 years in practice
594K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
Dr. Merrill Reuter
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
29 years in practice
122K people helped
3

3
I have a knot w sharp pain i my left side right at the bottom rib cage that is right under the skin and it moves in the same area it hurts a lot

Could be hernia: Sometimes the small intestines can herniate in your side similar to your groin. If persists, should get it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
23 years in practice
12M people helped
4

4
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 should ease the pain, it should subside on its own with time. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Rashed Hasan
Board Certified
28 years in practice
594K people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
Dr. Thomas Benda
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
28 years in practice
883K people helped
6

6
Feels like left side of throat is swollen. Travels to lung area not sure if it is the lung or rib cage, but there are random periods of sharp pain?

Feels like left side of throat is swollen. Travels to lung area not sure if  it is the lung or rib cage, but there are random periods of sharp pain?

See a doctor: If this has developed suddenly you may have a tonsil infection or other serious infection. You need a good exam. It's possible this is all due to a cold or virus. If the swelling seems fairly remarkable go see a doctor today or tomorrow. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Peter Tomasello
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
24 years in practice
359K people helped
7

7
My son felt a sharp pain in the left rib cage and it lasted for a few min but then it was gone.

My son felt a sharp pain in the left rib cage  and it lasted for a few min but then it was gone.

See below: Your son may have strained a muscle earlier and had a acute exacerbation. Children are sometimes over exaggerate their symptoms. If he is not having any acute shortness of breath or difficulty breathing or irregular heartbeat i would watch it for now. As you said it has resolved now i would watch it. If this reoccurs i would take him to his pediatrician good luck thank you. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
43 years in practice
53M people helped
8

8
When I exhale I get a sharp pain on the left rib cage what can this be ?

When I exhale I get a sharp pain on the left rib cage what can this be ?

Pain from rib cage: Osteochonritis: the rib is not bony all the way it attac to the sternum by mens of cartilage , a lot of time that cunction get inflamed and cause the pain, off and on.Some time could acute and some time turn to chrnic conditon.I t happen with people who suffer from asmtha, wieght leffting and other cause. Be carefull some time pain in that area could be heart problems? ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
16 years in practice
915K people helped
9

9
Why am I getting sharp pain under my left rib cage!? What's causing it!?

Why am I getting sharp pain under my left rib cage!? What's causing it!?

Muscle pain?: It could be a muscle pain or a bruise after small trauma. Did you injure yourself? There are other causes for a sharp pain in the area, but you likely need to be examined if it persists. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Board Certified, Family Medicine
54 years in practice
46M people helped
10

10
Im getting pain on my left side, i woke up this morning with a bad sharp pain that felt to be inside my rib cage. Now the pain has radiated to my back?

Im getting pain on my left side, i woke up this morning with a bad sharp pain that felt to be inside my rib cage. Now the pain has radiated to my back?

Pain in back: Have you had any injury or vigourous activity the day before this came on? The pain can be coming from several different causes. If you break out in skin rash it may be shingles. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›

Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Rashed Hasan
Board Certified,
28 years in practice
594K people helped
Continue
72,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook