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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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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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Stabbing pain under ribs,diahrea,fatigue,flank pain,stomach pain,blood in urine and fowl smelling urine? Going to ER what answer can I prepare for?

Pyelonephritis: Sounds like a serious kidney infection. If the pain is not constant but colicky, you may have a kidney stone too. The ER will check urine and blood tests and likely a CT scan. ...Read more

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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?

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

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When to the e.R today for stabbing pain under right rib. Had xray, ultrasound, blood work done all came back negative. Could it be GERD related?

When to the e.R today for stabbing pain under right rib. Had xray, ultrasound, blood work done all came back negative. Could it be GERD related?

GERD unlikely: The quality of the pain you describe "stabbing pain under right rib" does not sound gerd which is usually burning kind in the mid chest. Your pain sounds more like gallbladder pain. As the ultrasound was negative, common duct stone would be unlikely. But if you had gallbladder surgery in the past, the pain may very well be due to postcholecystectomy syndrome or sphincter of oddi dysfunction. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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. ...Read more

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I have got this stabbing pain under my left rib, and chills? Is this something to worry about

I have got this stabbing  pain under my left rib, and chills? Is this something to worry about

Rib pain: Rib pain with a illness and fever could be chostochondriasis from a viral infection. If fevers are high grade and you have shortness of breath check with PCP to assess if you have a pneumonia developing. ...Read more

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I have this persistent sharp stabbing pain under me left rib cage. It is the worst pain I have ever experienced.

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