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Dr. James Lin
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Having right side flank pain burning stabbing pain under rib cage into back area I have a history of 12 stones n dehydration ? Plz help

Having right side flank pain burning stabbing pain under rib cage into back area I have a history of 12 stones  n dehydration ? Plz help

Here are some ...: Your personal experience in handling multiple stones should be the invaluable asset for you to decide when, what, and how to take timely action for current ordeal. If current Sx deviates from those in prior stone attack, go to ER to assure no gallbladder or lung issues. If similar and tolerable, you can wait, but if the pain becomes persistent and you feel chill, that is emergency and go to ER. ...Read more

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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Eric Anderson
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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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Dr. Nir Hus
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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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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
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I have RUQ sudden onset stabbing burning pain under rib cage worse when I move or bend since last night, getting worse and now moving into my back?

I have RUQ sudden onset stabbing burning pain under rib cage worse when I move or bend since last night, getting worse and now moving into my back?

Go to urgent care: Although doesn't sound serious, but due to intensity, should rule out any significant pathology. A blood test or X-ray may help to make a definitive diagnosis. Feel better:) ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Siegel
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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?

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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Dr. Jordan Rush
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Dr. Mary Engrav
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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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Dr. David Earle
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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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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Had stabbing sharp pain on left side between waist and rib cage. Stabbing pain went away but is still tender to the touch?

Muscular: Tenderness to the touch usually implies injury to rib or muscle. Sometimes a muscle tear or injury can be very uncomfortable. I would recommend trying a few days of an anti inflammatory (ie motrin, advil). ...Read more

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