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I'm having sharp pains on the left side of my chest near my ribs what could it be?

I'm having sharp pains on the left side of my chest near my ribs what could it be?

Nerve pain: Fleeting, sharp shooting pains lasting seconds in the chest area may be due to pinching of the nerves that run between the ribs. These may be accentuated with a deep breath. Heart pains are not usually sharp and fleeting. Rib problems may cause sharp pains but usually have a tender spot also. Fleeting pains in the esophagus and lung pains are less likely causes of fleeting sharp chest pains. ...Read more

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I am having sharp pains on my left side of my chest, what could be causing this?

I am having sharp pains on my left side of my chest, what could be causing this?

Chest pain: Without more detail not able to guess at any of multiple possible causes,use Healthtap Concierge or see a local Doc ASAP if persistent,given age a "serious" diagnosis is unlikely ...Read more

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Why am I having sharp chest pains on the left side of my chest?

Why am I having sharp chest pains on the left side of my chest?

Probably not serious: Chest pains are usually worrisome because of the concern about their being due to heart disease, especially coronary disease. Sharp discomfort is not usually coronary in origin. Most often, these are chest wall (musculoskeletal), and resolve spontaneously or after simple remedies. Gastrointestinal or pulmonary causes may play a role, less commonly pericarditis (inflammation of sac around heart). ...Read more

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Having sharp, shooting pains on the left side of my chest/side. Pain lasts for a few seconds and then goes away. What could this be?

Having sharp, shooting pains on the left side of my chest/side. Pain lasts for a few seconds and then goes away. What could this be?

Abdominal pain: This could be related to your gallbladder, gerd, irritable bowel or other GI issues like gastritis. You should start with an appointment at your pcp and then have and us and or see a GI physician or surgeon. ...Read more

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I get sharp pains in my upper left side of my chest sometimes and I do have asthma...Should this be something to worry about?

I get sharp pains in my upper left side of my chest sometimes and I do have asthma...Should this be something to worry about?

Not necessarily: Occasional sharp pains can be a stitch n the muscle. Hopefully you know your body well enough to know if it is related to your asthma. If it bothers you, discuss it with your doctor. Most of our aches and pains are minor issues. When something concerns you a visit to clear up things is very helpful. ...Read more

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