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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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Dull pain in upper left anterior under rib cage with stabbing pains, gradually getting worse for a week, headache, fatigue, neg. Mono test?

Dull pain in upper left anterior under rib cage with stabbing pains, gradually getting worse for a week, headache, fatigue, neg. Mono test?

Costochondritis: Costochondritis is inflammation of cartilage between the ribs and is associated with a viral illness, smoking, and other causes such as trauma to the area, physical activity straining the rib cage, arthritis and other causes. Try ice on area, ibruprofen/tylenol to relieve pain, avoid activity that makes it hurt. Check with doctor for to determine cause of pain. Physical therapy after doctor chkup. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

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I have had painful stabbing like pain on the right side of my abdominal. It hurts in random spots from under my rib cage to my pelvis area?

See Doctor: Pain like you describe is a concern. Many possibilities from kidney stone to appendicitis. It may be a pulled muscle or gas pain. There is no way to tell without an an exam so i recommend that you see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve right side abdominal pain that is ongoing? Stabbing pain began 1/30/12. (some bkground:was injured when bus driver closed doors on me 1/4/12 & seeing a chiropractor for 1 month at this pt.) pain's located just below my rib cage. I

Different : Different possibilities causing long-term abdominal pain after an injury include muscle pain, rib pain, or nerve pain. I am glad you have been seen by a physician and in the er. You have probably tried advil and tylenol for your pain. You could try a topical pain patch such as lidoderm, which is by prescription. You could consider massage therapy, further chiropractic therapy, acupuncture, or physical therapy as well which may be beneficial. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

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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. ...Read more

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