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Strange sudden side pain? Not stitch in side.

Strange sudden side pain? Not stitch in side.

Is it persistent: Any pain can be a warning sign. If transient we all forget about it. If persistent you need to see a doctor. Any other symptoms? Bowel changes, fever, cramps, pain on urination? If any of these other things are present and persistent see a doctor. ...Read more

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Slight pain on left side under rip cage?

Could be a number: Of things. I would suggest seeing a doctor as this could be anything from indigestion to an ulcer to a splenic issue. There are too many variables in that area to suggest one over another with a limited history. I hope its nothing but would suggest seeing a physician for a physical exam and necessary work up. ...Read more

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Pain on (my) right front side under rib cage?

Pain on (my) right front side under rib cage?

Gallbladder?: If pain is after eating you may have gallbladder disease. You may need an ultrasound to look at liver and gallbladder. ...Read more

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Whats stitch in side?

Whats stitch in side?

Fold in the pleura: This is a knife-like pain that happens from time to time to many of us and taht gets worse as we breathe in. There are many myths, but what is actually happening is that the pleura folds on itself, like underwear might do. A very deep breath will generally end this, or it will self-cure. It's almost never related to disease and if you have no other symptoms, ignore it. ...Read more

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Back pain on left side shoulder right side of blade?

Back pain on left side shoulder right side of  blade?

Likely muscle pain: Myofascial pain is the most common pain in the upper back area. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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Throbbing on right side below rib cage, 31 weeks pregnant.

Call your OB: Could be the baby hitting a nerve underneath the ribs or gall bladder or other. ...Read more

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Left side pain 2 inches away from belly button?

Left sided pain: This is a tough one without more information. Left lower quadrant pain in a 64 year old may be diverituculitis. This most likely would have fever and nausea along with it. Other possibliities include abdominal wall injury or trauma, hernias, gynecologic problems, kidney stones, aneurysms, infections etc. Probably best to see your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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Recurring pain lower left side back wrapping around side?

Back pain: Several things come to mind, from muscles to bones to kidneys. Best to have it looked at by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Sharp pain right side belly parrarrel to belly button pull muscle?

Sharp pain right side belly parrarrel to belly button pull muscle?

Not usually: That is an unlikely cause unless you can specifically relate it to an injury. If it does not quickly resolve, have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Really bad stitch on right side when running?

Really bad stitch on right side when running?

Colonic flexure: What you're describing is called a "runner's stitch" altho it can occur during any kind of exercise, particularly high impact. It's due to pressure from a collection of gas where the colon takes a sharp bend under either side of the rib cage. Avoiding eating and drinking carbonated or hot beverage at least 2 hours before exercise may help. "Stitches" aren't serious and resolve quickly at rest. ...Read more

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Neck tightness on left side of spine & right above collar bone on left side. Ribs tight. Trouble breathing sometimes. Gastritis. What could connect?

Neck tightness on left side of spine & right above collar bone on left side. Ribs tight. Trouble breathing sometimes. Gastritis. What could connect?

Medical evaluation: Could be many possibilities, an evaluation from your doctor is advised. Gastritis can not explain all those symptoms. Could be something muscular. ...Read more

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Pain midline right side upper and under ribs like being punched abd after colostomy surgery 8 weeks out? Sire and tender surgery left side

Pain midline right side upper and under ribs like being punched abd after colostomy surgery 8 weeks out? Sire and tender surgery left side

Pretty normal: This is normal especially if you had a laparoscopic port site there, or if you had a retracting instrument placed underneath your ribs during the operation. If you develop nausea, vomiting, fevers or chills seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Lower right side agony?

Lower right side agony?

Abdominal pain: In a female- lower right side pain is usually a problem with the ovaries- twisting, a cyst or a tubal pregnancy. Also appendicitis needs to be considered. Kidney stones can also cause lower right sided pain. If it is truly agony- suggest you go to your emergency department. ...Read more

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Side pain right side?

Need more info: Please see your health care provider for a full history and physical. It could be many things, but without more information, it would only be speculation at this time. ...Read more

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Left side right underneath rib cage hurts. Getting tight pains and feels like its tearing?

Muscle strain?: I would have it looked at asap you may have a pulled or strained muscle, or even a torn muscle, possible broken rib, get it looked at to determine what it is and the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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