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Which thoracic disc causes stabbing pain in left ribcage?

Which thoracic disc causes stabbing pain in left ribcage?

Varies: It depends on the specific area. Each if the twelve thoracic discs can cause pain that radiates into rib area. ...Read more

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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

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. ...Read more

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I am having SEVERE stabbing pain in my left ribcage which travels up to my collarbone and into my left arm. Can't even lie down to go to sleep. Advice?

Mgt: Severe chest pain requires an evaluation in the ED. At your age, cardiac causes are not as prevalent as among older patients, Other causes include an embolism. Please go the the ED for an evaluation including chest imaging. ...Read more

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Having pain on left side of heart under armpit near ribcage and stabbing pain under breastbone also shortness of breath every day. Wat could this b?

Chest pains: Regardless, could be only muscle pain. However, pain in your chest with the symptoms you have described is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP for re-evaluation or a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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Lump just below ribcage with paiin and sharp stabbing pain? Any ideas

Get checked: A painful lump should be checked out. It might just be an infected skin area, a benign fatty tumor pressing on rib and painful. If smoking history there is always concern for cancer. If history of injury, fracture should be ruled out. ...Read more

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I'm having a pain just below my ribcage on my right side, sharp stabbing pain causing me difficulty's breathing. I've had no falls or trauma there?

I'm having a pain just below my ribcage on my right side, sharp stabbing pain causing me difficulty's breathing. I've had no falls or trauma there?

Gallbladder: Biliary colic or gallbladder pain is typically located in the right upper abdomen and can go through to the back. Usually accompanied by nausea, vomiting, bloating, and gassiness. Other possibilities include constipation and pleurisy. See your physician if symptoms resist or worsen. ...Read more

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Since yesterday I have a constant stabbing pain just underneath my right ribcage, its hurts when I breath or even move a certain way. What can this b?

Since yesterday I have a constant stabbing pain just underneath my right ribcage, its hurts when I breath or even move a certain way. What can this b?

Gas bubble/muscle: If it is just going on for a day, and you have not any had any contact injury, the most likely cause is something irritating you right diaphragm, which is the largest muscle of the body separating your chest from ur abdomen. Any irritation of the diaphragm or the lower lining of the lung (pleura) may cause that sharp pain. Try antacid/anti-gas otc product for a couple days, it will like resolve. ...Read more

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Hello. I was diagnosed with costochondritis and possibly pleurisy on June 9 and have not been able to manage the pain since. It is stabbing pain in my entire ribcage and the Prednisone that I was prescribed to reduce inflammation is only making me very le

Hello. I was diagnosed with costochondritis and possibly pleurisy on June 9 and have not been able to manage the pain since. It is stabbing pain in my entire ribcage and the Prednisone that I was prescribed to reduce inflammation is only making me very le

Costochondritis: If you have a definite tender area at the rib and sternum junction, apply warm applications, pat dry and apply ligament like bengay. Avoid stressing the rib cage from stretching, lifting, etc. While on prednisone you can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) but you should not take nsaids like Aleve which I found more effective than oral prednisone. Injection of lidocaine and steroids into the area may help.? Rheumatologist ...Read more

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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 (heart?) under left breast. During an episode it hurts to breath in or exhale. I have to take short shallow breaths until it subsides (?)

Stabbing pain (heart?) under left breast. During an episode it hurts to breath in or exhale. I have to take short shallow breaths until it subsides (?)

See your doctor: It could be minor as chest wall pain or could be as serious as heart or lung related problem. Best seek local doctor for closer eval. ...Read more

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I've had a mirena (levonorgestrel) in place for about a year now. I just now started having sharp stabbing pain around the area of my left ovary. Gets worse when I am urinating or during intercourse. What's going on?

I've had a mirena (levonorgestrel) in place for about a year now. I just now started having sharp stabbing pain around the area of my left ovary. Gets worse when I am urinating or during intercourse. What's going on?

No connection: It doesn't seem to have any connection from urinary symptoms and mirena (levonorgestrel). Most complications from this iud occur the first 2-3months. First check if this is due to a uti, possible ibs, or even an ovarian cyst. You need to be thoroughly evaluated by a doctor in my opinion. Good luck! ...Read more

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20yo F, sharp/stabbing pain in left lower abdomen during intercourse occasionally. Same sharp pain when sneezing, coughing, twisting etc for >2yrs?

20yo F, sharp/stabbing pain in left lower abdomen during intercourse occasionally. Same sharp pain when sneezing, coughing, twisting etc for >2yrs?

Consider hernia: Can't diagnose simply from description, but often times hernias (where the bowel pokes through the normal muscle) can occur in the area you described, and can cause the same symptoms. Usually symptoms worsen during physical activity, like straining. Hernias aren't always dangerous, but if it is bothersome, worth getting checked out. ...Read more

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ER? 13f, don't smoke, healthy weight. Monthly stabbing pain in ribs under heart, left neck and ear. Hurts more during breath. 2h longer than usual now

Call 911 Regardless,: The cause, stabbing chest pain is always a red flag. If you have chest pain regardless of its cause (heart burn, anxiety, etc.), visit to the ER is warranted. Do not drive, Call 911. ...Read more

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Which organ on the left side moves up during pregnancy?

Which organ on the left side moves up during pregnancy?

Do you mean right?: The appendix located on the right side is commonly known to be displaced upward with pregnancy--at times at a mid abdominal position. The left side has the stomach and spleen. The stomach is slightly displaced upward by the gravid uterus. The spleen's position is not dramatically affected by pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why mostly right rib pains more than left rib during pregnancy?

Why mostly right rib pains more than left rib during pregnancy?

Not always true: While that may be true for you that is not always true for everyone. Different people experience the discomforts of pregnancy in different ways. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain in left arm during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have pain in left arm during pregnancy?

Not necessarily.: Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. Have your arm checked if not improving. ...Read more

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Headache (left side) during pregnancy, is pain killer advisable? Any other remedy?

Headache (left side) during pregnancy, is pain killer advisable? Any other remedy?

More Info Please: If you are early in pregnancy, you can try some tylenol (acetaminophen) for your headaches. You can also sleep it off. You may try some tiger Balm massage on your head and forehead. However, a headache later in pregnancy can be a sign of Pre Eclampsia. You should see your doctor and get your BP check done. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe doing sex during 9th month pregnancy? If yes, Can sperm be left inside during 9th month pregnancy

Is it safe doing sex during 9th month pregnancy? If yes, Can sperm be left inside during 9th month pregnancy

Yes, safe: Yes, it's perfectly safe. Your cervix has a thick mucus plug that prevents entry to pathologic agents. It also prevents sperm from getting in. Sperm left inside the vagina die within a matter of a few hours due to the acidic nature of that environment. ...Read more

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Why is it so important for someone with diabetes to sleep on the left side during pregnancy, but it's not stressed for other pregnant women?

Why is it so important for someone with diabetes to sleep on the left side during pregnancy, but it's not stressed for other pregnant women?

Not so: Women are encouraged to sleep on their left side as pregnancy progresses as the vena cava (large blood vessel) can become flattened if lying on back (due to size of uterus). Sleeping on the left side can help to prevent this compression so that blood finds it's way to your uterus. This is true for diabetic and non-diabetic pregnant women. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have swelling in left hand during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have swelling in left hand during pregnancy?

No: Usually in pregnancy both hands swell and not just one side. Talk to your OB MD about this problem, and he/she may search for a cause. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my husband to feel left out during my pregnancy?

From the perspective: Of both physician and father this is both normal and expected as part of the life transition that is raising children. It took you both to create this new life, and it will require both of you to raise them. Include him in planning for your new arrival. Anticipate and cherish the coming changes together. The partnership you forge in raising children can be truly magnificent and enrich your lives. ...Read more

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Painful side of abdomen during 6month pregnancy left side what causes it?

Painful side of abdomen during 6month pregnancy left side what causes it?

Uterus growing: Pain in the abdominal region during pregnancy is a common complaint, as the uterus grows it can cause some discomfort. If the pain is accompanied by other symptoms, such as fever, spotting or bleeding, vomiting or any discomfort during urination, calling your obstetrician is the best call of action. Drink plenty of fluids, change position and cure constipation. ...Read more

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Advice me which side can I sleep during pregnancy. Whether left or right side?

Advice me which side can I sleep during pregnancy. Whether left or right side?

Comfort: Normally, we recommend women to sleep on the left side. But, if this is not comfortable for her then She can sleep on the side that is comfortable for her. No worries. ...Read more

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Why is it better to sleep on the left side instead of the right during pregnancy? And what are the effects of sleeping on the right side?

Why is it better to sleep on the left side instead of the right during pregnancy? And what are the effects of sleeping on the right side?

Either side okay: When you lay on your back during the second half of pregnancy, the uterus itself will impede blood flow back to your heart causing a drop in your blood pressure. You might notice that in this position you will feel dizzy and light-headed. A tilt to the right or the left is adequate to avoid this effect. ...Read more