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Doctor insights on: Sharp Pain Middle Of Left Shoulder And Under Rib Cage Spleen

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I had sharp pains in my left shoulder and under rib cage and 4 times to my heart. Went 2 the er, they said I'm getting a cold. Im 17,i don't get that.

Consider pleuritis: Considering your age, It is probably not your heart if you are otherwise healthy and robust. Pleuritis is ususally a viral infection that will go away with time. If you are having difficulty breathing other than from pain you should be re-checked. Please consider the accuracy of my answer from the perspective that I am an Orthopedic surgeon and this is out of my usual field of expertise. ...Read more

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Sharp pain upper right under rib cage & back shoulder blade. Soft stools with mucus no gallbladder,fatty liver,high triglycerides idea causing pain?

Sharp pain upper right under rib cage & back shoulder blade. Soft stools with mucus no gallbladder,fatty liver,high triglycerides idea causing pain?

Right rib cage pain: Could be a retained stone especially if the gallbladder was removed laproscopically or biliary dyskinesia. may also be scarring or what is know as Postcholecysectomy syndrome. You have fatty liver and elevated Tg .Fish oil daily ( 2000 mg) can help with elevated TG . Please call you doctor in AM or visit urgent care/ ER you need evaluation and checking LFT, ultrasound possibly CT ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my left shoulder, arm, neck and rib cage. It's painful when sitting and laying in most positions?

Pain: It could be some muscle spasms as they usually feel sharp, but it could be something else which without further history and physical exam is hard to determine. ...Read more

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What could be causing sharp pain and spasms under rib cage on left side? Bloodwork shows pancreas and gallbladder ok? Nothing shows on ultrasounds?

What could be causing sharp pain and spasms under rib cage on left side? Bloodwork shows pancreas and gallbladder ok? Nothing shows on ultrasounds?

Can't be gallbladder: The gallbladder's on the right not left so doubt it's that. Pancreatitis is more of a deep seated pain and the labs would have been abnormal. Consider egd checking stomach. ...Read more

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Left side of body (slightly behind & under rib cage- both in front and behind) has sharp pain while I am sitting, not moving. Should i see a doctor?

Left side of body (slightly behind & under rib cage- both in front and behind) has sharp pain while I am sitting, not moving.  Should i see a doctor?

Yes: The location of the pain causes me a bit of concern - have you had any trauma to the area in the last several weeks? The spleen is in that general area, and it can swell with trauma. Sometimes, this happens over an extended period of time. While there are other things to cause this pain, i would strongly advise getting it checked out! ...Read more

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Left side pain in location of spleen under rib cage. Pain increases whenever I lean back or breathe in. Started 3 days ago, same pain level.

Evaluation needed: Three days of this discomfort requires an evaluation by a physician who will take a thorough history and perform a careful physical examination in order to make a diagnosis.Appropriate tests will be ordered. Possibilities include muscular discomfort, spleen or left lower lobe lung pathology ,even a pinched intercostal nerve or a rib injury. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain under rib cage while walking fast. What could this be?

Rib cage pain: I am not sure if it is on the right side or left side ? It could be muscle contraction , an ols rib injury. I would suggest that you talk to your dr about it soon. ...Read more