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I have this persistent sharp stabbing pain under me left rib cage. It is the worst pain I have ever experienced.

I have this persistent sharp stabbing pain under me left rib cage. It is the worst pain I have ever experienced.

Seek urgent help: If the pain is that severe, you need to be evaluated to get a sense if this is a problem with your lung, the surrounding muscles or bones, the spleen or something else. ...Read more

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For the past few months i've been experiencing sharp stabbing pain on my upper right abdomen in my rib cage. I've been extremely tired and nauseous ?

For the past few months i've been experiencing sharp stabbing pain on my upper right abdomen in my rib cage. I've been extremely tired and nauseous ?

Need evaluation: It would be worthwhile to see a health care professional, and consider a ultrasound of that area, including your gallbladder. ...Read more

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Had stabbing sharp pain on left side between waist and rib cage. Stabbing pain went away but is still tender to the touch?

Muscular: Tenderness to the touch usually implies injury to rib or muscle. Sometimes a muscle tear or injury can be very uncomfortable. I would recommend trying a few days of an anti inflammatory (ie motrin, advil). ...Read more

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Im having stabbing pain just below my left rib cage, no other symptoms, no fever, vomiting or fever, just sharp stabbing pain. What could it be?

Im having stabbing pain just below  my left rib cage, no other symptoms, no fever, vomiting or fever, just sharp stabbing pain. What could it be?

Be seen: There are a number of possibilities, and a detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. Because some of the causes could potentially be quite serious. Including pancreatitis, i would encourage you to be seen. Thank you. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain usually in the same part of rib cage only when breathing. this pain comes mostly when laying down on my side. I think the chiropractor or stomach infection/inflammation might have caused this not sure. had this for 2 years.

Sharp stabbing pain usually in the same part of rib cage only when breathing. this pain comes mostly when laying down on my side. I think the chiropractor or stomach infection/inflammation might have caused this not sure. had this for 2 years.

R/O COSTOCHONDRITIS: You need to be examined have blood work and ekg. If you had a recent viral infection , you may have a post infectious COSTOCHONDRITIS which usually responds to a course of prednisone with taper over 8dys. If this persists, topical voltaren gel and lidocaine patches can help. Lastly PRP(Platelet Rich Plasma injections can be extremely helpful with pain and healing. ...Read more

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I have a severe stabbing pain right under my left rib cage, it has been there for about a week, but has become quite unbearable today. What could it b?

I have a severe stabbing pain right under my left rib cage, it has been there for about a week, but has become quite unbearable today. What could it b?

Stomach or colon: You are describing the area of your stomach and colon. Are you having other symptoms like fever, vomiting, constipation or diarrhea? It could be an ulcer or infection. You could try taking some prilosec but if the pain is severe you probably need to see a doctor or go to urgent care today. ...Read more

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