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Stabbing pain under left ribs & burning sensation in chest & upper abdomen went to ER they sent me home what could it be? I can't even sleep from it.

Stabbing pain under left ribs & burning sensation in chest & upper abdomen went to ER they sent me home what could it be? I can't even sleep from it.

Intercostal neuralgi: Sounds from the information you give that you may have what is commonly called a "pinched nerve) in your dorsal (back) vertebrae. May have been caused by coughing really hard. Also to be considered is a lung infection. Please see your family physician as you may need a chest x-ray. If normal I would also suggest seeing an osteopathic physician for manipulation of your back.

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Lower left side of stomach hurts stabbing pain?

Need more info?: When did it begin? With or without food? Does it hurt more after eating or during? Do you have heartburn? Do you drink enough water, or do you drink coffee? What are the triggers: caffeine, chocolate, spicy foods? We need more info to help you sort this out better. Please complete meds, past med/soc/sex/surg histories too. More info we have, the better the info we give back to you to help u.Thanks

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Constant ache left side about 2" from ribcage/upper stomach area. Sometimes slight stabbing pain. What could be wrong?

Chest pain: It seems more like a costochondritis, but I am a little confused as to the location. This occurs usually about the 4th-6th costochondral junction about 2 inches from the sternum. Try to press and it hurts. And the treatment initially are nsaids like advil (ibuprofen) or alive. Nevertheless, see your doctor to make sure.

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Can trapped wind hurt in the exact same spot of stomach and be stabbing in nature? Stabbing pain in left side and rumbly tummy.

Yes: Gas trapped in the bowels can lead to very intense crampy pain. Many causes of this kind of pain are possible, so if pain bothers you, please talk with your doctor about what it could be. You can talk to a doctor right now in HealthTap Prime, or do an intro consult with a new doctor in HealthTap Concierge. Click/tap "Ask Docs" at the top of your screen.

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Sharp stabbing pain left side of lower stomach and lower back pain. What could it be?

Sharp stabbing pain left side of lower stomach and lower back pain. What could it be?

Stomach is just: Under left rib cage. Lower could be colon, or if pain radiates from back check for kidney stone. Any other symptoms associated with urination? See pcp bring urine first mornings.

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Stabbing pain on my right side, slightly above my waistline. Throbbing pain in my right palm. Dull ache around rib/stomach on my left side.

Rule out ob/gyn: It could be related to a peripheral nerve entrapment but more importantly you would want to visit with you ob/gyn to rule out any gynecological or obstetric causes for you pain.

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Pain in the spleen area, already have had tests run for pancreatitis and lower and upper endoscopy. Ct's from a couple months ago were nomral. I am experiencing stabbing pain in my left side, just under my rib cage which radiates straight down my abdome

Pain in the spleen area, already have had tests run for pancreatitis and lower and upper endoscopy. Ct's from a couple months ago were nomral. I am experiencing stabbing pain in my left side, just under my rib cage which radiates straight down my abdome

Muscle spasm: Upscale spasm of the abdominal wall (or muscle strain, tear, etc.) can ALS be a cause. Sometimes people will even feel a bulge which sounds like a hernia, but may in fact be the contracting muscle. Usually the area is manually massaged, and there is pain relief after a few minutes. A ct scan should be able to tell the difference, but it is very unlikely to be a hernia in that area. Try aspercreme.

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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?

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.

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Leaned slightly forward, 5 second Stabbing pain in upper abdomen and then up between breasts. Then waved arm and another similar pain. Gas? Heart?

Leaned slightly forward, 5 second Stabbing pain in upper abdomen and then up between breasts. Then waved arm and another similar pain. Gas? Heart?

Anatomy: So, you are asking how you can feel pain when you move into a position that causes squishing of some internal organs, and/or your lungs and the muscles in the abdomen or chest and then have short pain. It is not your heart or gas. It is the squishing and stretching of muscles and organs and a physician would be surprised if you felt nothing.

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Had upper abdomen stabbing pain...then I sneezed twice and it went away...any thoughts? It happens sometimes after I eat but never that bad.

Abdominal pain: Probably a muscle spasm but if it is recurrent, associated with the same event each time (eating; sneezing) and only on the same side each time there is the possibility of a Spigellian hernia. This can be felt if you are slender as a lump just to one side of the Rectus sheath (your "six pack") that comes and goes, or by ultrasound.

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My daughter has had mono for 6 weeks. 2 weeks ago she fell. She a stabbing pain in the upper abdomen just behind the lower ribcage & tip of shoulder.

My daughter has had mono for 6 weeks. 2 weeks ago she fell. She a stabbing pain in the upper abdomen just behind the lower ribcage & tip of shoulder.

She needs to be seen: Mono can cause enlargement of the spleen and liver. You are describing pain that is often associated with injury to one of these organs. She needs to be seen and examined, and possibly have a CT scan of her abdomen. Good luck on her recovery!

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Stabbing pain in upper region of stomach below sternum. Pain radiates to the left and then to my back. Happens even when I don't eat?

Stabbing pain in upper region of stomach below sternum. Pain radiates to the left and then to my back. Happens even when I don't eat?

Stomach pain: Please get your self checked for a gastric (stomach) ulcer. It is usually due to a bacterial infection called h. Pylori and sometimes drug induced (asprin and Motrin like drugs).

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Stabbing pain on the right side of my stomach for four days. What to do?

Pain: Possible liver problems, but severity of the pain warrants exam by your pcp as soon as possible.

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When I bend over the last couple days I get a very painful stabbing pain on the left center of my stomach. Help?

When I bend over the last couple days I get a very painful stabbing pain on the left center of my stomach. Help?

Going to your doctor: Is what I would say is necessary. Especially considering your description. Very painful is your body crying for help. Please don't ignore it. Possibilities aren't realistic from the other side of the world. And diagnosis isn't treatment, which is clearly what you need.

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I'm wondering what it means when you have a semi-frequent stabbing pain in your stomach on the left sude that radiates around the back?

You should seek care: There are many causes of abdominal pain, some of which can be simply annoying, like constipation, others can be deadly. The best way to make sure it's nothing dangerous is to be examined by a health care provider. Most of the time the cause can be determined with a physical exam and a few simple tests. Less often, an imaging study or looking inside the gut with a scope (endoscopy) is needed.