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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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What could a sharp pain in your upper right rib cage be?

Rib cage pain: It could be several things,
first of all when does it occur, how long does it last, does physical activity any difference?
Most likely it is of musculoskeletal origin. ...Read more

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

I would suggest you-: -be evaluated by your PCP. There are many reasons one may have this: BC pills, PE, pneumonia, tsi tsi syndrome, to name just a few. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain under my rib cage. What can it possibly be?

Many causes: Pain under the rib cage can be due to many causes. Common causes are muscular pain in the abdominal wall, cramp in the diaphragm muscle, gall bladder or liver disease and stomach problems. Only a detailed history and exam can determine the likely cause of your pain. You should see your family md. ...Read more

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What could sharp pain on right side just below rib cage indicate?

What could sharp pain on right side just below rib cage indicate?

Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Why do I get a sharp pain on my upper rib cage? This happens randomly.

Why do I get a sharp pain on my upper rib cage? This happens randomly.

Not: Sure such pain can be due to costochondritis or muscular skeletal injuries. Failure to resolve with OTC analgesics is an indication for evaluation by your PCP ...Read more

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Sharp pain just under right side of rib cage. What could this be from?

Gall Bladder: Liver, intestinal disease are among the more common causes of pain in that area. If you ask your doctor, they will ask more questions that help shed light to the likely cause. Good luck and have a wonderful new year. Please don't delay in finding the definitive cause. It is important that you do. ...Read more

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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

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I'm having a sharp pain under my rib cage. I'm not sure what it is. What do I do?

I'm having a sharp pain under my rib cage. I'm not sure what it is. What do I do?

Unclear: If you are having pain under the right rib cage, it may be your gallbladder. Rib trauma/fractures are also a possibility, depending on the scenario. Pain with breathing could also suggest lung pathology. See a physician if your pain is persistent/severe. ...Read more

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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

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What cuases sharp pain under your left rib cage. Its been hurting since morning and still hurts?

What cuases sharp pain under your left rib cage. Its been hurting since morning and still hurts?

Pain under (L) ribs: May be muscle spasm (called a stitch) that can be relieved by stretching the involved muscles. In that area, however, pain might be referred from stomach, pancreas, spleen, splenic flexure of colon, or ribs. If burning sensation &/or blisters, shingles is possible. If recent onset, stitch most likely, but if other organ problems, see pcp for workup. ...Read more

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I felt sudden, sharp pain on my lower rib cage sometimes. Is this something I should worry about?

I felt sudden, sharp pain on my lower rib cage sometimes. Is this something I should worry about?

Could be: Hard to tell over the internet. Usually, if pain gets worse over time, covers an increasingly large portion of your body, or causes you to worry, should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I've had pain under the bottom edge of my right side rib cage off and on for 2 days now. Sharp pain. With and without activity. What do I do?

I've had pain under the bottom edge of my right side rib cage off and on for 2 days now. Sharp pain. With and without activity. What do I do?

Costochondritis: You probably have an inflammation in your rib called costochondritis. This will only occur on one side, is relieved by OTC pain medications, & usually goes away by itself. Did you have a recent viral infection, fall, injury or strain? These things can cause this condition. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under upper right rib cage? Hurts almost unbearably for a few seconds then goes away. Happens a couple of times every minute or so

Sharp pain under upper right rib cage? Hurts almost unbearably for a few seconds then goes away. Happens a couple of times every minute or so

Exam-ASAP: This may be the earliest sign of gallbladder disease or gallstones, as well as gas trapping; nonetheless, your symptoms requires examination, abdominal ultrasound and blood testing. ...Read more

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When I lay on my right side, I get a sharp pain on my left side -feels like it's near my rib cage. And when I am sitting sometimes. What is this?

When I lay on my right side, I get a sharp pain on my left side -feels like it's near my rib cage. And when I am sitting sometimes. What is this?

Muscle spasm?: May be a muscle spasm involving your trunk muscles. Try some stretching and consider warm compresses or massage. If your concerned, see your primary care provider for an exam and a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a very sharp pain in lower left rib cage. I can pinpoint the pain. Its been on and off for about a year. Hurts very bad when pressing on it?

Rib pain: Any bony pain that has been going on this long deserves an evaluation. You need to talk with your physician, telling him/her how long it has been bothering you and any history associated with it and get appropriate studies to evaluate it. ...Read more

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Over the last couple of days I have been getting a sharp pain on my left side starting in my back and working round to my rib cage. It can get so seve?

Over the last couple of days I have been getting a sharp pain on my left side starting in my back and working round to my rib cage. It can get so seve?

? Muscle pull: Most probably a muscle pull in your back extending into your ribs, rest, topical pain killers, or even tablets to control the pain, warm compresses would help too. If all doesn't work, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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I'm 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?

I'm 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