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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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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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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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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

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

What to do if I have a sharp pain inder my left 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 left side lower rib cage?

Need tests to treat: If pain is sharp, need to find thecause by exam and tests to find the cause, please see your doctor, or go to nearest er. ...Read more

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What could be causing sharp pain under my left rib cage?

Hard to know: Left upper quadrant pain often poses difficulty in diagnosis. Things that live there are the kidney and tubes from the kidney, the spleen and the bowel. The ribs themselves can be a problem as could pneumonia. If not immediately relieve with otc pain meds, simple dietary changes and GI meds, then seek care soon. ...Read more

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What makes sporadic sharp pain under left rib cage when breathing?

What makes sporadic sharp pain under left rib cage when breathing?

See below: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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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

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Sharp Pain below left rib cage back no other symptoms what could be the reason?

Pain: Well, more history is needed. This can't be easily sorted out without tapping into more detail. Connect with one of our Health Tap Prime providers or seek local care. ...Read more