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Stabbing Pain In Left Rib Cage
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
Rib pain: The possible causes include pleurisy, which irritation of the lining of the lungs. It usually resolves on its own with time. Another cause can be intercostal neuralgia, which is irritation of the nerve under the rib. Your pain specialist can help delineate between the possible causes and can help treat the condition. ...Read more
What could be causing sharp stabbing and burning pain in left rib cage just under my armpit and breast. In unbearable pain or discomfort all the time.
For 11 days now I have been experiencing extremely painful, stabbing pain which starts on the left rear rib cage and shoots toward my spine.
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