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Doctor insights on: Sharp Pain Under My Left Rib Cage

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What could be causing sharp pain under my left rib cage?

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

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Why am I getting sharp pain under my left rib cage!? What's causing it!?

Why am I getting sharp pain under my left rib cage!? What's causing it!?

Muscle pain?: It could be a muscle pain or a bruise after small trauma. Did you injure yourself? There are other causes for a sharp pain in the area, but you likely need to be examined if it persists. ...Read more

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I had a sudden sharp pain under my left lower rib cage & felt quite light headed with racing pulse. It passed after a couple of minutes.

Sounds cardiac: These symptoms could indicate a cardiac cause such as an arrhythmia. Please see your primary care provider for an evaluation and further management. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain under my lower left rib cage. It hurts when i breathe, walk, move, or touch it. ?

I have sharp pain under my lower left rib cage. It hurts when i breathe, walk, move, or touch it. ?

Rib cage pain: Carefully have your spleen assessed as well as your costochondral junction. An enlarged spleen can be seen in the setting of mono or other blood dyscrasias. ...Read more

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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 ???

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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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 ??

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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Can taking Aleve daily over a long period of time (years) cause sharp and gnawing pain under my left rib cage? Had blood tests recently, doctor said some level was higher due to my taking Aleve (which he prescribed for my arthritis). Should i stop taking

Can taking Aleve daily over a long period of time (years) cause sharp and gnawing pain under my left rib cage? Had blood tests recently, doctor said some level was higher due to my taking Aleve (which he prescribed for my arthritis).  Should i stop taking

Ask your doctor: Aleve (naproxen) can cause a number of problems that can show up as pain under the left rib cage. These include peptic ulcer and coronary artery problems. Don't know which blood levels would be affected, but you really should press your doctor for an explanation of your symptoms and of the abnormal blood test. ...Read more

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