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Doctor insights on: When I Exhale I Get A Sharp Pain On The Left Rib Cage What Can This Be

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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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Every so often I get a this 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 this 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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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. 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