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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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
Daily
Avoid fast movements
Once
See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
Weekly
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I've had a sharp stabbing pain right in the middle of my rib cage and this isn't the first time should I be worried because i'm only 16?

I've had a sharp stabbing pain right in the middle of my rib cage and this isn't the first time should I be worried because i'm only 16?

Probably not a worry: Brief, non-exertional chest pain is a very commen symptom in teens. It is rarely related to the heart, despite its location. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
Once
Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
Daily
Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use a good lumbar support for proper sitting posture
Once
Always focus on your posture
Daily
Try deep tissue massage
60 Min, Every other week, forever
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I have sharp stabbing pain that comes and goes on my left side just below rib cage for over a week now feel dizzy and short of breath and weak?

I have sharp stabbing pain that comes and goes on my left side just below rib cage for over a week now feel dizzy and short of breath and weak?

Not typical: Not typicalof angina. Your young for that. But plueritic chest pain can be from an infection or other serious issues. See your dr for full workup. ...Read more

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