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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.

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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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?

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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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 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 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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What does it mean if your having a sharp pain right under your ribs and feeling sick with cold sweats?

Abd pain: If you feel that way, you need to see doc and if this is an emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to er. No telling otherwise without more history and physical exam. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does sharp pain under the right side rib cage mean?

Can doctors tell me what does sharp pain under the right side rib cage mean?

Could be: An organ inside the abdomen like gallbladder, pancreas, liver or it could be one of the components of chest wall like rib, muscle, nerve or chest wall lining called pleura. See a doctor for a physical exam. ...Read more