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When I exhale I get a sharp pain on the left rib cage what can this be?

When I exhale I get a sharp pain on the left rib cage what can this be?

Pain from rib cage: Osteochonritis:
the rib is not bony all the way it attac to the sternum by mens of cartilage, a lot of time that cunction get inflamed and cause the pain, off and on. Some time could acute and some time turn to chrnic conditon. I t happen with people who suffer from asmtha, wieght leffting and other cause. Be carefull some time pain in that area could be heart problems? ...Read more

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When I lay on my right side, I get a sharp pain on my left side -feels like it's near my rib cage. And when I am sitting sometimes. What is this?

When I lay on my right side, I get a sharp pain on my left side -feels like it's near my rib cage. And when I am sitting sometimes. What is this?

Muscle spasm?: May be a muscle spasm involving your trunk muscles. Try some stretching and consider warm compresses or massage. If your concerned, see your primary care provider for an exam and a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Over the last couple of days I have been getting a sharp pain on my left side starting in my back and working round to my rib cage. It can get so seve?

Over the last couple of days I have been getting a sharp pain on my left side starting in my back and working round to my rib cage. It can get so seve?

? Muscle pull: Most probably a muscle pull in your back extending into your ribs, rest, topical pain killers, or even tablets to control the pain, warm compresses would help too. If all doesn't work, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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Every so often I get a sharp pain on my upper left side, below my breast under my rib cage, and it lasts for a while, what might it be?

Every so often I get a sharp pain on my upper left side, below my breast under my rib cage, and it lasts for a while, what might it be?

Upper chest pain: A sharp "knife like" pain, usually activated after a deep breath which disappears after less than a minute can be due to the lung not having been fully inflated and therefore stuck to itself partially collapsed. It can be the result of a "sticky" mucus on the surface of the lung. If this continues, see your health care provider for testing. ...Read more

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What can I put on or take to get rid of sharp pain? I have a rash with blisters on rib cage under the left breast and it's very painful.

What can I put on or take to get rid of sharp pain? I have a rash with blisters on rib cage under the left breast and it's very painful.

?Shingles: Go see your dr. This could be shingles/ herpes zoster, a viral infection resulting from reactivation of the same virus that causes chickenpox.
Take Ibuprofen for now if you have no allergies or you're not taking warfarin/coumadin.
Take care! ...Read more

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I am having a sharp pain on the left side of my abdomen, below the rib cage. Most pronounced when coughing, or sneezing.

I am having a sharp pain on the left side of my abdomen, below the rib cage.  Most pronounced when coughing, or sneezing.

Ribs vs spleen??: Go see your doc. If you cough enough you can hurt your ribs. Your spleen lies just underneath where you are describing. Do you play rough and tumble sports such as football or rugby? ...Read more

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What could be the reason for a sharp pain on the left side under the rib cage and radiates torward left leg and lower back?

What could be the reason for a sharp pain on the left side under the rib cage and radiates torward left leg and lower back?

A herniated disk: In the lumbar spine can give you this kind of pain by pressing on the nerves that go to your side and to your leg. The Best thing for you to do is see a pain physician for a history, physical exam, imaging and a treatment plan. ...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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Why do I get a sharp pain on my upper rib cage? This happens randomly.

Not: Sure such pain can be due to costochondritis or muscular skeletal injuries. Failure to resolve with OTC analgesics is an indication for evaluation by your PCP ...Read more

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My son felt a sharp pain in the left rib cage and it lasted for a few min but then it was gone.

My son felt a sharp pain in the left rib cage and it lasted for a few min but then it was gone.

See below: Your son may have strained a muscle earlier and had an acute exacerbation. Children are sometimes exaggerate their symptoms. If he is not having any acute shortness of breath or difficulty breathing or irregular heartbeat I would watch it for now. As you said it has resolved now I would watch it. If this reoccurs I would take him to his pediatrician good luck thank you. ...Read more

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Why am I getting sharp pain under my left rib cage!? What's causing it!?

Why am I getting sharp pain under my left rib cage!? What's causing it!?

Muscle pain?: It could be a muscle pain or a bruise after small trauma. Did you injure yourself? There are other causes for a sharp pain in the area, but you likely need to be examined if it persists. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in the left rib cage under the left breast?

Sharp pain in the left rib cage under the left breast?

Go to ER: Get evaluated by an emergency room physician. ...Read more

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I keep having a sharp pain off and on, on the left side of my rib cage what can cause this. I am generally healthy I have an anxiety disorder.?

I keep having a sharp pain off and on, on the left side of my rib cage what can cause this. I am generally healthy I have an anxiety disorder.?

Get it checked: Your mention of an anxiety disorder suggests you might be wondering if your pain is anxiety related. It COULD be. But, the first order of business is to get it checked out by a physician. Some people with anxieties are hyper attuned to sensations in their bodies, including aches and pains. If your physician doesn't find anything it might be helpful to talk with a psychologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain under my rib cage right after eating salad?

I get a sharp pain under my rib cage right after eating salad?

Need to get examined: If you are having this after eating oily or fatty dressings, it could be gall bladder symptoms. See a doctor to be checked. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I take a deep breath ill get a sharp pain in my rib cage its hurts really bad almost where I don't wanna take anymore deep breaths?

Sometimes when I take a deep breath ill get a sharp pain in my rib cage its hurts really bad almost where I don't wanna take anymore deep breaths?

Hmmm: If you are having shorteness of breath then go to a doctor right away. If not then may be costo chronditis. Try Ibuprofen for a few days and if not improved go see a physician. ...Read more

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I have pain on the left side under the rib cage mid torso where the rib curves, when I exercise and breath its like a sharp pain what is causing this?

I have pain on the left side under the rib cage mid torso where the rib curves, when I exercise and breath its like a sharp pain what is causing this?

Needs to be checked: The chest pain on left side the type you describe at your age is usually caused by inflammation in your ribs and joints of the chest wall.especially when you move the ribs on exercising and breathing. But it can also be caused by Heart problem like Angina or MI. Especially in Diabetics even at age of 23. I suggest you get yourself checked by your Doctor asap or go to ER and get checked. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain under rib cage while walking fast. What could this be?

Rib cage pain: I am not sure if it is on the right side or left side? It could be muscle contraction, an ols rib injury. I would suggest that you talk to your dr about it soon. ...Read more

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Why when i workout, I get a sharp pain in my right side under the rib cage then a sharp shooting pain from that area to my right shoulder blade?

Why when i workout, I get a sharp pain in my right side under the rib cage then a sharp shooting pain from that area to my right shoulder blade?

Options: This could be muscle spasm, neck problem, shoulder problem, or even a spinal disc pushing in a nerve when you lift heavy things. I would suggest anti inflammatories, rest, lower wring the intensity of your work out. If it does not improve, see a pt or your doctor for better eval. ...Read more

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I've been having pains both sides, when I take a deep breath or try to move I get a sharp pain on the right-hand side near the rib cage, its straining.

I've been having pains both sides, when I take a deep breath or try to move I get a sharp pain on the right-hand side near the rib cage, its straining.

Muscular?: How long has this been going on and did you exercise recently with a new routine? It sounds like muscular pain but if you are having any cough, fever or difficulty breathing, I would see a doctor about it. ...Read more

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When I move from laying down to standing uo or try strain when trying to pass gas or stool I get a sharp pain in my lower right rib cage thoughts?

When I move from laying down to standing uo or try strain when trying to pass gas or stool I get a sharp pain in my lower right rib cage thoughts?

Muscle strain?: It's not possible to give you a precise diagnosis without examining you, but if your only having pain with the above activities, it suggests a musculoskeletal source, such as a muscle strain. If your pain persists or gets worse see your physician for a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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What cuases sharp pain under your left rib cage.It's been hurting since morning and still hurts?

What cuases sharp pain under your left rib cage.It's been hurting since morning and still hurts?

Pain under (L) ribs: May be muscle spasm (called a stitch) that can be relieved by stretching the involved muscles. In that area, however, pain might be referred from stomach, pancreas, spleen, splenic flexure of colon, or ribs. If burning sensation &/or blisters, shingles is possible. If recent onset, stitch most likely, but if other organ problems, see pcp for workup. ...Read more

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Sharp pain that stays in my middle rib cage on the left side, what can be causing this and how can this be treated?

Sharp pain that stays in my middle rib cage on the left side, what can be causing this and how can this be treated?

Monitor: This can be rib joint irritation, muscle spasm, fluid in lung, esophageal pain, stomach pain, and also includes heart problems. I would consider rest, heat, anti inflammatories, and monitor. If symptoms don't improve in 1-2 weeks, see your pcp for eval. ...Read more

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I have a very sharp pain in lower left rib cage. I can pinpoint the pain. It's been on and off for about a year. Hurts very bad when pressing on it?

Rib pain: Any bony pain that has been going on this long deserves an evaluation. You need to talk with your physician, telling him/her how long it has been bothering you and any history associated with it and get appropriate studies to evaluate it. ...Read more

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I'm getting pain on my left side, I woke up this morning with a bad sharp pain that felt to be inside my rib cage. Now the pain has radiated to my back?

I'm getting pain on my left side, I woke up this morning with a bad sharp pain that felt to be inside my rib cage. Now the pain has radiated to my back?

Pain in back: Have you had any injury or vigourous activity the day before this came on? The pain can be coming from several causes. If you break out in skin rash it may be shingles. ...Read more