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What does sharp shooting pain below my rib cage mean? Happens with running hard.

What does sharp shooting pain below my rib cage mean? Happens with running hard.

Muscular: If this pain occurs when running hard and only intermittantly and soon goes away after the running is over indicates that you are likely using all of your accessory muscles for respiration and they are becoming fatigued. ...Read more

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12 y/o boy, hist. Of insidious onset of sharp right lower rib pain. No trauma, and sharp pain reproduced with deep breath and going down from situp.?

12 y/o boy, hist. Of insidious onset of sharp right lower rib pain.  No trauma, and sharp pain reproduced with deep breath  and going down from situp.?

Likely muscle strain: If it's affected by movement or pushing on it, it's likely muscular. Sometimes moving wrong or coughing hard can strain a rib mucle, can be quite painful, but not dangerous unless worsens, becomes short of breath, or fails to resolve within 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Having side pain on my right flank under my last rib. Pain is getting worst daily, feels like sharp pain, and terrible overall. Gall bladder gone.

Biliary colic: You can still have biliary colic (pain, spasm, and obstruction) in your bile ducts) after your gall bladder has been removed. Alternative possibilities include a kidney stone, hepatitis, muscle spasm, and pleurisy. You need more tests. ...Read more

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Is gallbladder pain dangerous? Sharp pain when breathing in under right rib, & pain in right shoulder blade, worse when lying down.

Gall bladder pain is: usually associated with eating fatty foods. U may B having " gas pains " . If constipated,the bowls R moving stool along, and if there's a gas bubble,the peristalsis pushes the air around the hard stool. This causes increased pressure or stretching of the colon wall. The body has great pressure sensors, & this increase hurts as the air bubble is pushed by, deep breath adds 2incrs press & it's pnfl ...Read more

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Sharp pain under both lower ribs, breathing hurts. Started as breast pain to right rib pain, then back spazzed out. Fatigued lately. What could it be?

Costochondritis : The description of your symptoms seems most consistent with costochondritis. This is an inflammatory condition of the cartledge of your thorax. It is aggravated with inspiration and expiration, and also by direct pressure along the sternum or just off-center from your sternum. Fatigue and or back pain are not commonly associated with this condition. It is possible this may also be fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have a sharp pain in my left rib?

Could be: A chest wall problem due to slipped rib syndrome, somatic dysfunction of the rib or costochondritis. Try some advil (ibuprofen) for a few days and see your doctor for exam and treatment options. Could also be a problem from within the chest like the heart, stomach esophagus or even kidney. ...Read more

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I just experienced a sharp pain behind my ribs what does that mean?

I just experienced a sharp pain behind my ribs what does that mean?

Hard to tell: Without more information and an exam. Is the pain in front or back or side? Sharp or dull? With breathing? Are you short of breath? Risk factors for lung problems or heart problems? Can be as simple as a muscle strain or serious as a heart or lung problem. Get checked. ...Read more

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I'm feeling a sharp pain round the lower part of my left ribs, what could this mean?

I'm feeling a sharp pain round the lower part of my left ribs, what could this mean?

Chest Wall Pain: A woman of your age with sharp chest pains could be exhibiting "Chest Wall Pain" due to costochondritis. This is especially true if you are involved in regular physical training or workouts. Check with your PCP if this continues. ...Read more

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It hurts to exhale & I have a really bad sharp pain under my right side of my ribs, what does it mean?

It hurts to exhale & I have a really bad sharp pain under my right side of my ribs, what does it mean?

Right ribs pain: Several things come to mind, from costochondritis (inflammation of the cartilage between the ribs), cardiac, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, respiratory, psychogenic, to herpes zoster, to drug abuse. Consult your physician for a workup. ...Read more

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What does having sharp pain under the right side rib cage mean?

Many things: Hard to say. Many things live in this area and there can be referred pain from another part of the body causing this pain. Gall bladder, rib irritation, serious bowel problems, ulcers, pancreatitis, and many other issues come to mind. Get checked out. ...Read more