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

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Breathing_exercises
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.
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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.

Pleurisy

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Possible. See a doctor
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Dr. Victor Bonuel answered:

What can I put on or take to get rid of sharp pain? I have a rash with blisters on rib cage under the left breast and it's very painful.

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Go see your DR. This could be shingles/ Herpes Zoster, a viral infection resulting from reactivation of the same virus that causes chickenpox. Take ibuprofen for now if you have no allergies or you're not taking warfarin/coumadin. Take care!
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What could be causing sharp pain in the center rib cage when breathing in deeply?

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Breathing
Most chest pain of the sort you describe comes either from the chest wall (ribs, sternum) or the lining of the lungs (the pleura). The lungs have no pain sensory nerves, and therefore (in spite of how often we hear of it) its never accurate to state that your "lungs hurt". Sore muscles can also cause these symptoms.
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper answered:

Sharp pain while breathing in . . . Something wrong in the rib cage?

Most likely in chest

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You may have a problem with your lungs such as pneumonia, or irritation of the coverig of the lungs which is called pleurisy. If you didnt have trauma to your rib cage, it most likely is not bone related. You should see a physician to get an accurate diagnosis.
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I have an acutely sharp pain under left rib cage, but closer to where the sternum meets when i breath in, for over 24 hours now, what could it be?

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This mosst likely represents costochondritis, an inflammation of the rib joint. If it persists, see your doctor.
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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin answered:

I occasionally have bouts of throbbing/sharp pain under left rib cage, subsiding w/ time. What on earth could this mean? For about 4 years. Serious?

See a physician

Pain
Anything that's been going on for that long really should be evaluated by a physician - that is the only way to really assess if it's serious. Diagnostic possibilities include a thoracic radiculopathy, intra-abdominal pathology (i.e. spleen, kidney), trigger point, etc.
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Dr. Aaron Milstone answered:

I am a male and I have a sharp pain in my lower left rib cage when I breathe it jappens sometimes randomly and it doesn't feel Good?

Pleurisy

Male
Your symptoms sound like you have pleurisy which is an inflammation of the lining of the lung. A trial of antiinflammatory medications (ie Motrin, Advil, aleve) would be initially recommended.
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Dr. Neeoo W. Chin answered:

What could be causing sharp pain just below my left rib cage when I ejaculate after sex?

Muscular?

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It sounds more muscular in origin, then to anything related to ejaculation. Be more aware of your sexual positioning or posture and abdominal muscle contractions during the act of ejaculation.
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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.

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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
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