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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?
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 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
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
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
I've been having sharp squeezing pains under my rib cage, on the left. The pain is only for a couple minutes and hurts more when i breath in.
Spasm: Common cause is muscular spasm of the diaphragm but if it persists and shortness of breath see your doctor. ...Read more
Hi! I have been having pains in my left side under my rib cage for about a year now and it comes in sharp pains every once in a while... any ideas?
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Been having sharp pains that come and go in my upper left ab just under the rib cage. I have gastroparesis, pain has been for a few days. Make appt?
Yes: Consider work up to gi, hepatic, gallbladder, etc. ...Read more
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
I am 26 years old male and from last few weeks suffering from sharp stabbing pains from my center rib cage area whenever i try to stretch or bend over?
Muscle attachments: Most common pain is muscle attachments and the joint between your ribs and the sternum. ...Read more
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
My left side between the hip and rib cage has sharp radiating pains that will not stop. what could it be ?
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