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Dr. Susan Arnoult
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What makes sporadic sharp pain under left rib cage when breathing?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
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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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Dr. Paul Grin
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I have sharp pain under my chest, left rib cage, its discomfort, feels warm and hurts more when breathing deep and turning and lying on that side ???

Dr. Paul Grin
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I have sharp pain under my chest, left rib cage, its discomfort, feels warm and hurts more when breathing deep and turning and lying on that side ???

Chest pains: There are many possible causes for a chest pains like lung problems, muscle pain and gastrointestinal problems. Regardless, chest pain with shoulders pains, is always a red flag and visit to a PCP and cardiologist is warranted. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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I have a sharp pain under my left chest by the rib cage, it hurts bad when moving and breathing i can feel it warm, it happen after a nap ??

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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I have a sharp pain under my left chest by the rib cage, it hurts bad when moving and breathing i can feel it warm, it happen after a nap ??

See a doctor: There is a long list of things that could cause such pain and discomfort in a young man it could be ribs and cartilage inflammation could be muscle spasm it could be from the lung the best thing is to see a doctor that could examined you assured you or treat you good luck ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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What could be causing sharp pain in the center rib cage when breathing in deeply?

Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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What could be causing sharp pain in the center rib cage when breathing in deeply?

Lots of things: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Sharp pain that is sudden, comes and goes, under right rib cage, and sometimes around right breast. causes trouble breathing. What can this be?

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Pleurisy: You're describing pleurisy. Since you take birth control pills, an unlikely but serious cause is a blood clot in your lung. The more likely cause is viral infection or even just muscular strain. But if this is new and because of the above, you need to be checked out to be sure it's not serious. ...Read more

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Dr. Keshab Paudel
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Very sharp pain in upper right rib cage when deep breathing. Dangerous?

Dr. Keshab Paudel
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Very sharp pain in upper right rib cage when deep breathing. Dangerous?

May be or not: Any severe pain warrants examination by a health care providers. It may be just rib pain or from lungs or liver/gall bladder.If this persists, I would like you to go see a doc. ...Read more

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

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

Most likely in chest: 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. ...Read more

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