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Sharp Pain Under Left Ribcage
I have sharp pain under left ribcage that worsens when i inhale making it difficult to breathe, left shoulder pain and yellow stools? Blood results ok
See below: You describe pleurisy or pericarditis. If your pain is relieved sitting forward, worse lying on your back, you likely have pericarditis. If not, it's more likely pleurisy. These potentially can be serious symptoms and should be investigated. Do you use birth control pills ?(cause blood clots); do you have fever? (may have pneumonia). There are other serious rare causes as well. ...Read more
I have sharp pain under my left ribcage on my back. Things like crying (it really hurts), coughing, and laughing make it worse. What could this be?
See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest and ribcage include heartburn, pleurisy, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read more
Most likely gas: Gas in the stomach or colon is the most likely cause. But if you have risk factors for heart disease as hight cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, or family history and especially if the chest pain comes on doing any effort , then check with your doctor to rule out heart condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Short sharp shooting pain under left ribcage up to shoulder. No injury or trauma. Also have high RBC for months (not sure if relevant)?
Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the pancreas or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
I have been getting sharp pain under my left breast(ribcage) for months now. Sometimes hurts when taking deep breaths. Heart related?
Unlikely: These kind of sensations are not rare. Very frequent actually. That said, you do need to get into the habit of doing self-breast exams. Same time every month, either in shower or lying down 2-4 days after your period ends. "lawn mower" technique advised. W/respect to cardiac worries, need an in-person eval to listen to heart sounds, get chest XR & 12-lead ECG, which may prompt echo & telemetry. ...Read more
48 hrs of sharp pain upper left side under ribcage. About 3 inches left of diaphragm. Regular bowel movements. Pain worsens with deep breaths. Help!!
Musculoligamentous: Most likely, at your age, it is musculoligamentouss (muscle/ligament); however, other more serious causes can be a source. If this has persisted greater than 24 hours or if worsening, you should see your physician to check ribs, lungs , and heart. Trying an anti acid , to see if relief,also may give you an answer ...Read more
My 2nd month having this sharp pain in my left side of stomach 1 time it felt like my insides were bein riped apart from my ribcage to my bellybutton?
Left stomach pain: May be gastritis./GERD with or without bacteria called H pylori . Could try ranitidine or prevecid and see if helps . May also be just gas/stool as the colon runs high.Rarely i have seen individuals with vascualr issues of the spleen . if you drink a lot of alcohol could be ppancreas. but that would not go away w/o mediacal intervention f/u w/ doc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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