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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

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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

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I occasionally have bouts of throbbing/sharp pain under left rib cage, subsiding w/ time. What on earth could this mean? For about 4 years. Serious?

See a physician: Anything that's been going on for that long really should be evaluated by a physician - that is the only way to really assess if it's serious. Diagnostic possibilities include a thoracic radiculopathy, intra-abdominal pathology (i.e. Spleen, kidney), trigger point, etc. ...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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What does it mean when I have a sharp pain on the left side right under my breast bone above my rib cage?

Pain: If the pain worsens with deep breath or movement of upper chest it's likely muscular especially in younger patients without risk for heart disease. ...Read more

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What does it mean a sharp pain go thru your chest?

What does it mean a sharp pain go thru your chest?

Ans: Could mean many things. You are vague with your compliant best to see your doctor and have a thorough exam ...Read more

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I get a random sharp pain in the right side of my chest often. What does this mean?

Usually muscle pain: You are still young to have serious heart condition unless there's a strong family history of it. Go mention to your dr the kind of chest pain you have. Sharp chest pain which worsens with body movement, deep breathing or tender when you press on it is usually muscular or pleuritic (lining of lung is inflamed) in nature he may recommend an ekg just to rule out underlying heart disease. ...Read more

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What does it mean if having a sharp pain in right side that radiates through chest?

What does it mean if having a sharp pain in right side that radiates through chest?

Go see a physician: What it means is that it is time to go to see a physician to rule out all of the potential serious causes of this type of chest pain. ...Read more