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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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Funny feeling (very low stabbing pain) under my left rib cage while eating, what could this be?

Funny feeling (very low stabbing pain) under my left rib cage while eating, what could this be?

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 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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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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Stabbing pain under rib cage left side comes and goes which also catches my breath?

Stabbing pain under rib cage left side comes and goes which also catches my breath?

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

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Stabbing\pinching pain left side under rib cage. what can it be?

Stabbing\pinching pain left side under rib cage. what can it be?

Pain under rib cage : on the left side it is possibly related to a muscle problem, or a previous fractured rib. Or to an enlarged spleen or stomach related. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain below rib cage lower left back?

Stabbing pain below rib cage lower left back?

Kidney: There are several diseases that can cause pain in this area. Kidney stones are the first thing that came to mind when i read your question but infection (like shingles) broken rib and mush more need to be considered. See your doctor. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Some possiblities: Thoracic disc herniation could cause that. May be we are getting the shingles in the back area. Some time we have to think about some problem in the chest area. Go and check it out. ...Read more