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I've been having sharp shooting pains below my rib cage for 3 days now, should I go see my go?

I've been having sharp shooting pains below my rib cage for 3 days now, should I go see my go?

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 more

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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?

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?

That's large: Depends on the severity of pain. Since its causing pain itinary be treated surgically. Meanwhile you can try tramadol, Nucynta (tapentadol) or oxycodone temporarily.You must see a surgeon, they may help you by surgical means. ...Read more

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Right side sharp pains, bottom of rib cage?

Right side sharp pains, bottom of rib cage?

Talk to your doctor: Muscle pain, liver pain, gall bladder disease or pleurisy are likely causes. Please talk your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Woke up this morning to sharp pains on my left side near my rib cage?

Woke up this morning to sharp pains on my left side near my rib cage?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes. Structures there include your left lung, your pancreas, stomach and duodenum; it can also be a thoracic radiculopathy which is basically a pinched nerve in the mid back. Don't hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is experiencing consistent sharp pains at the base of his rib cage?

My boyfriend is experiencing consistent sharp pains at the base of his rib cage?

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

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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 ?

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

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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

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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?

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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I am having sharp pains on an off in my lower left rib cage that come and go and only last for a minute or two at a time? What could it be?

Needs to be checked: You are 61years old and have pain in left chest.You should seek medical attention as soon as possible, see your doctor or go to er.As it may be heart related.At least it needs to be ruled out if heart related. ...Read more

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Why would I keep having sharp pains under my right 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 more

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Over the past 4-5 months I've been getting severly sharp pains in the center of my chest all the way down under my rib cage on both sides?

Over the past 4-5 months I've been getting severly sharp pains in the center of my chest all the way down under my rib cage on both sides?

See your doctor: You should see your physician and have this checked out. Generally, any pain that persists for months should be investigated, this is perhaps never more true than when it is in the chest. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp pains in my upper back, right behind my rib cage. It's worse in the morning and as I move around the pain slowly dulls. What's wrong?

I'm having sharp pains in my upper back, right behind my rib cage. It's worse in the morning and as I move around the pain slowly dulls. What's wrong?

Sleeping wrong?: It might be the way you sleep. It could be the mattress or the pillows. Are you a smoker? If you smoke, you might be coughing during the night, so you wake up with a bruised rib cage. These are all possible senarios you need to consider. If this problem persists, I advise you to go see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on my rib cage left side and sharp pains and i can move it what is it?

I have a hard lump on my rib cage left side and sharp pains and i can move it what is it?

Mgt: It is probably an enlarged lymph node, and an evaluation is advised.A complete blood count and ESR may be ordered as indicated. If there is an infection, antibiotics may be prescribed. ...Read more

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What would cause sharp pains on my left side right near the bottom of the rib cage when i walk?

What would cause sharp pains on my left side right near the bottom of the rib cage when i walk?

LUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. An exam is appropriate for clarity of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My left side between the hip and rib cage has sharp radiating pains that will not stop. what could it be ?

My left side between the hip and rib cage has sharp radiating pains that will not stop. what could it be ?

Muscle strain: There are a group,of muscles that run from the spine to rare the hip and connect to the hop region. These can be strained by twisting, especially while lifting. A doc eval is best to rule out kidney disease or other spine irritation ...Read more

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