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I have a sharp stabbing pain under my left rib.I thought it was a catch, but its lasted for 24hrs.Its a little painful to breath, awful if i move.Help?

I have a sharp stabbing pain under my left rib.I thought it was a catch, but its lasted for 24hrs.Its a little painful to breath, awful if i move.Help?

Could be: Left lower lung problem, such as pneumonia, pleuritis, pulmonary embolus. Or it could be upper abdominal problem, such as stomach, pancreas, or spleen. Or it could be shingles. As you can see, the possibilities are so numerous that it is impossible to go through all of them here. Go see a doctor to help figure it out for you. ...Read more

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I am 16, very active in sports, I have asthma, sudden stabbing pain in lower right chest.hurts to take a deep breath,cough, or move.

I am 16, very active in sports, I have asthma, sudden stabbing pain in lower right chest.hurts to take a deep breath,cough, or move.

Did you have any: recent falls or tumbles? Or any upper respiratory cold? Sometimes a rib strain can cause our chest to hurt upon expiration or inspiration (breathing!) So, this could be the problem unless it's deeper involving an organ, like the liver or lower lungs. Have your doctor check it out. S/he can do a physical exam to pinpoint exactly what's going on, and help you! ...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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Feel lump deep inside left lower abdomen, nothing found in ultrasound.Cant walk without stabbing pain,can pin-point area where I feel pain, iliopsoas?

Feel lump deep inside left lower abdomen, nothing found in ultrasound.Cant walk without stabbing pain,can pin-point area where I feel pain, iliopsoas?

CT maybe: Since the ultrasound did not show anything then we might consider other imaging possibilities . If we assume the ultrasound did look at the pelvis and ovaries and they were fine, then CT or MRI is the best method to see if there is muscle problem or something else . Talk to your doctor first . ...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
Once
See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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Pain in lower right abdomen for 2 days. On the third day i had mild stabbing pain in upper abdomen. What should I do?

Pain in lower right abdomen for 2 days. On the third day i had mild stabbing pain in upper abdomen. What should I do?

Constipated?: If so, going to the bathroom will help. Fever? Maybe infection of a pocket in the intestines. If you have a fever, please see your medical provider. ...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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