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Sharp pain that stays in my middle rib cage on the left side, what can be causing this and how can this be treated?

Sharp pain that stays in my middle rib cage on the left side, what can be causing this and how can this be treated?

Monitor: This can be rib joint irritation, muscle spasm, fluid in lung, esophageal pain, stomach pain, and also includes heart problems. I would consider rest, heat, anti inflammatories, and monitor. If symptoms don't improve in 1-2 weeks, see your pcp for eval. ...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

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Sharp pain on my right side below my rib cage?

Sharp pain on my right side below my rib cage?

Gallbladder disease?: If related to fat ingestion or cucumbers consider gb disease.The liver also lives there, as does part of the large intestine. Start with gb ...Read more

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What to do if I have a sharp pain in my rib cage?

Try stretching: To see if this helps or hurts. Raising your arms over head while back is arched will open spaces and if it is a muscle injury, will reproduce pain. If not, may be intercostal neuritis. If it is, there are injections that can calm this down. Either way, if it continues, consider seeing a physician for treatment plan. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Sharp pain in between my rib cage where it v's at?

Chestpain: Chespain could be from several reasons. Considering your age it is probably nothing serious, but need to be examined. I assume probably have inflammation of the cartilage and bony junctions. ...Read more

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What does sharp pain under right rib cage indicate?

What does sharp pain under right rib cage indicate?

See your GP.: This could be bruised skin, muscles or cartilage of the ribs, broken/bruised rib(s) themselves, or some abdominal organ, like liver, gall bladder problems. See your doctor to get it diagnosed and treated properly. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain under the right side of rib cage?

What causes sharp pain under the right side of rib cage?

Gallbladder: The most common cause would be gallstones. Other possibilities would be ulcer pain, reflux, pancreatitis and some types of liver disease. See your physician and get it checked out. ...Read more

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How can I treat this sharp pain under my right rib cage?

See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more