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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
My upper left rib-cage sticks out, I never thought it was a problem until I started feeling a sharp pain there and now have difficulty breathing help?
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???
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??
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
Since '10, a few times a yr, I get sharp pain ONLY in my right rib cage ONLY when breathing in deeply. Always subsides in a few hrs. Most likely gas?
Took a deep breath and got sharp pain in chest ever since had pain in neck when breathing in and rib cage serious?
Probable pleurisy: Usualky viral. Get a chest x ray ...Read more
Sharp pain that is sudden, comes and goes, under right rib cage, and sometimes around right breast. Causes trouble breathing. What can this be?
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
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: 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. ...Read more
Lots of stuff there: On the left side are the stomach, spleen, diaphragm (muscle for breathing), ribs, a part of the colon (large intestine), the tail end of the pancreas, etc... Pain can be from the ribs and their cartilage, a swollen spleen, stomach acidity/gastritis/reflux, muscle strains in the abdominal muscles or diaphragm, excess stool or gas in the colon, pancreatitis, a cancerous tumor, etc.... ...Read more
I just had a sudden sharp pain under left rib cage, brought me to my knees! Broke out in a sweat & tensed up. Then pain moved to the center.
How many days-pain?: Does the pain come and go or constant, is it gone or still there, how many days you had it. DPossible causes id it go to back. WAs it associated with nausea/vomiting/excessive gas /constipation/diarrhoea. Any fever/chills. Any lightheadedness, sweating etc. Need to r/o gas colic, pancreatitis pain, gastritis pain, spleen related pain, left adrenal gland haemorrhage pain, radiculopathy from nerve compr ...Read more
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?
Chest?: It is difficult to tell what is exactly the problem without knowing what other symptoms you are having. Is there shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, sweating? If so then you need to go to the ed in order to rule out any cardiac issues. Other possibilities are abdominal problems which cover a number of issues. Also muscular and rib inflammation which carries no danger to life. Get checked asap. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain under left breast in rib cage. It also is sore when I press down about 2 inches to the right under my nipple. Could it be gas?
DDx: What is the differential diagnosis (DDx) of chest wall pain? First thing anyone in an ER would want to rule out is heart ischemia or pulmonary embolism (PE) or aortic dissection. I think those are highly unlikely. Most likely includes pleurisy (inflammation of the lung lining), costochondritis (connective tissue inflammation), fractured rib (from trauma including cough). Also breast cancer or cyst ...Read more
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
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
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
Rib cafe deformity: See orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and advice. ...Read more
For the past hour, I've had sharp pain in my left rib cage... I didn't bang it on anything... It hurt for a bit yesterday too. ..?
Is there a rash:
Is it worse on deep breath.
This can be dangerous, see your doc. ...Read more
I woke up with a sharp pain under my left rib cage. It went away for one day and when I was taking a shower I bent over and pain came back?
Pain under rib cage: Pain under rib cage can be due to many factors. What is your age? Where exactly is the pain. Consult with us to help you better. If you are older than 65, we worry about angina or heart attack depending on your medical health/history. If you are young, the most common causes are: GI issues/gas, musculoskeletal pain, infection/pneumonia, heart issues, referred pain from another source. ...Read more
I ve got a sharp pain on the left side under my rib cage, it come and goes, and it hurts a lot when I breath in deeply or after I ate, what can I do?
See your Family Doc,:
To be evaluated, investigated ; treated properly.
Good luck and best wishes for the new year. ...Read more
My husband was trying to turn off the shower nob. He said that he has a sharp pain on his left side underneath his rib cage. It seems it has collapse?
Pain under rib cage: Has the pain persisted? How long? Is he short of breath? Is there pain on pressing the area? Could be muscular strain, for which advil (ibuprofen) may help or gas or could be cardiac or rarely could be collapsed lung (if short of breath) Since he is 39, male, left sided chest pain go to ER now ...Read more
Pain from rib cage:
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
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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