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Sharp Pains Below Rib Cage
GOOD IDEA: Many organs there. On the right=liver, gall bladder, duodenum ; hepatic flexure of the colon. Mid=stomach, duodenum, ; left = spleen, stomach, pancreas, splenic flexure of the colon. So there are many possible problems that can b possible. A hands on exam ; proper labs r needed 2 make a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a 10 CM cyst on my spleen. Besides extra strength tylenol, (acetaminophen) what can help with the sharp pains below my left rib cage?
Possibilities: Pain under your right rib cage can be due to irritation of your lung lining, or pleura. This pain is called pleurisy. It can be from inflammation of unknown source, or it can be from pneumonia or bronchitis where the cough causes irritation. In some instances, cancers can cause that pain, as can a blood clot in the lung. However, gallbladder pain can also. So please see your doctor soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most likely cause: To consider is a rib fracture. Since you don't share any further details in regards to him or his complaints it becomes difficult to make any further comments. If its a rib fracture the treatment is symptomatic meaning you treat the pain and the fracture gets better with time. I would take Ibuprofen for the symptoms up to three times a day and consider being evaluated by your internist. Good luck. ...Read more
IAm a 40 year old women and i am having sharp pains in my left sIde under my rib cage could you tell me what you think ?
Injury ribs, spleen: it can be your ribs, muscles to your ribs, lungs or spleen. If you had an injury, any of these could have been injured. Please see a doctor for a workup. ...Read more
I've been feeling very sharp pains on both sides of my rib cage. The pain has been persistent for 5 days. What should I do?
Seek evaluation: Pain of any kind that is persistent requires a thorough evaluation to get to the source of the issue. See your health care provider to find the cause of your pain. ...Read more
I been getting sharp pains on my left side by my rib cage it only last a few seconds but it happen everyday what could it be?
I have been having sharp pains in my sides below or around in rib cage for a little less than a year. What could be causing this?
Rib cage pain: Might be from the ribs, or pleura. It might be lung related but unlikely. I would see a doctor. Get examined. They might take a chest xray and or rib films. ...Read more
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