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Stabbing Pain Right Rib Cage
I have sharp stabbing pain under right rib cage (2 days) So bad sometimes it takes my breath away. Hx of bleeding ulcer (3). Is going to er crazy?
Not at all.: It is possible that your symptoms are related to your previous ulcer disease, but there could be other possibilities also, which need to be sorted out. If your symptoms are severe, it is completely reasonable to go to the emergency room. See a doctor ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more
Stabbing pain in my right rib cage side. Happened after I ate pizza last Tues. It hurts to breathe deeply, yawn, sneeze, cough, laugh. What do I do?
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
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
Once or twice a week I get this stabbing pain in my lower rib cage. It only lasts a moment but is extremely painful. What is this?
You may be developing an irritation of the cartilage that connects part of the rib cage.
Is it associated with deep breathing? At age 18, I seriously doubt it is cardiac unless you have been diagnosed with a heart condition at an early age, or have significant risk factors such as diabetes, a family predisposition, or significant obesity.
Have your family doc evaluate. ...Read more
I've had a sharp stabbing pain right in the middle of my rib cage and this isn't the first time should I be worried because I'm only 16?
3-4 times a day I have sharp stabbing pain for few seconds close to end of rib cage about 2-3 inches from center on left side. What could it be?
Plan: Your description as very good. But we still can not make a diagnosis on line because you need clinical evaluation and definitely some tests. Please, go to your doctor. ...Read more
I have this pain in upper l quadrant under my rib cage and it's a stabbing pain that comes and goes. What is it?
Could Be Stomach: It's worth having this checked by a medical practitioner. Most commonly it is stomach pain related to acid in the stomach or reflux up the swallowing tube. Get it examined. You may need an acid lowering medication or even a look down inside your stomach through a scope. ...Read more
Most likely: Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone (sternum). It causes sharp pain in the costosternal joint — where your ribs and breastbone are joined by rubbery cartilage. Pain caused by costochondritis may mimic that of a heart attack or other heart conditions. ...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 more
I am a 50 year old female and have a stabbing pain in between my rib cage it comes and goes and feel a bit nausea and don't feel like eating.
Ribcage pain: Pain the feels like stabbing is usually from the thoracic wall. Deeper structures feel like cramping, squeezing type of pain. Any severe pain can cause nausea. What causes this pain? Any pain with coughing, sneezing etc? Any relief with heat or ice? ...Read more
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
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.
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
Had a sharp stabbing pain on the left side toward the back between the waist and rib cage (stabbing subsided) butvery tender to the touch?
What might cause a sudden stabbing pain in the back on the right side below rib cage that causes you to arch your back or bend over for relief.?
Kidney stone?: Unless it's a muscular pain, that kind of scenario would make me think of a kidney stone. You may be passing a kidney stone. They can cause exquisite pain. ...Read more
I have a lot of discomfort in my right leg and some stabbing pain under my rib cage on the left side- am I a hypochondriac or is this something bad?
Pain needs to be: Diagnosed by your doctor. If no physical cause is found consider seeing a mental health professional. We can all use that at times simply from a wellness point of view. If you do tend to generate physical symptoms from stress, he/she will help you learn how to cope better. Peace and good health. ...Read more