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Why would I have pain under my left rib and nausea?

Why would I have pain under my left rib and nausea?

Many causes: Hi! Sorry you're not feeling well. There are many many possible causes for such symptoms. Sometimes discussing personal history/medical problems (like diabetes, immune problems...) w/ a physician and doing a careful physical exam can help narrow down the list of causes, but often tests like blood labs, urine analysis, or even imaging like ultrasound or CT will be needed to accurately diagnose. ...Read more

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Why do I have a sharp pain in my lower left shoulder blade?

Why do I have a sharp pain in my lower left shoulder blade?

Shoulder blade pain: Your pain may be muscular, but may also be related to heart or lung problems. You should see your primary care doctor for a history, physical exam and possible diagnostic studies. ...Read more

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Why do I have a pain under my left breast, like pinching?

Why do I have a pain under my left breast, like pinching?

Pain in the breast.: Pain inthe breast may be benign lesion but again it may be a malignant tumor.Seek the help of a good surgeon who will investigate your problem well. ...Read more

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Why do I all of a sudden have sharp pain under my right rib cage when i breathe in?

Why do I all of a sudden have sharp pain under my right rib cage when i breathe in?

Unclear: If you are having pain under the right rib cage, it may be your gallbladder. Rib trauma/fractures are also a possibility, depending on the scenario. Pain with breathing could also suggest lung pathology. See a physician if your pain is persistent/severe. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a sharp pain inder my left rib cage?

What to do if I have a sharp pain inder my left rib cage?

Try stretching: To see if this helps or hurts. Raising your arms over head while back is arched will open spaces and if it is a muscle injury, will reproduce pain. If not, may be intercostal neuritis. If it is, there are injections that can calm this down. Either way, if it continues, consider seeing a physician for treatment plan. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I constantly have pain in my right side under my ribs, and right groin area i get severe sharp pain. I have been checked for appendicitis.

Other diagnoses: Right renal stone or a right infected kidney come to mind first. Potentially a twisted ovary or adhesions also come to mind. Regardless, see your doctor! ...Read more

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I sometimes get as sharp pain in my right upper abdomen under my ribs or in my lower abdomen & I feel discomfort when I have sex. what could this be?

I sometimes get as sharp pain in my right upper abdomen under my ribs or in my lower abdomen & I feel discomfort when I have sex. what could this be?

Need an exam: Would like to give you advice but your question is too complicated for this Q & A box. There are various pelvic conditions that could cause pain with intercourse. Giving you a long list of causes won't be helpful. You need to have an abdominal and pelvic exam and if needed a pelvic ultrasound. Please see your physician. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain upper left side ,under my breast. It really hurt after I eat.

I have a sharp pain upper left side ,under my breast. It really hurt after I eat.

Could be stomach: The GI tract is tough to diagnose. Symptoms in the abdomen can be from the GI tract or other organs, such as the spleen, liver, musculoskeletal system, etc. If it's obviously worse after eating, it could be acid reflux, stomach ulcer, pancreas-related. I would suggest getting some OTC omeprazole and taking it 30 min before a meal once daily for 14 days and see if the pain improves. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my stomach right under my ribs?

I have a sharp pain in my stomach right under my ribs?

Guessing?: If it is on the right side and even in the middle, you could be experiencing gallbladder disease/stones. There could be gastritis or an ulcer. It could be a presentation of multiple other GI and non-gi issues. Sounds as though you need to be see and examined and perhaps have some testing done. Gallbladder disease would be at the top of my list based on your short complaint. ...Read more

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Why do I have left bicep pain and sharp pain in my neck?

Why do I have left bicep pain and sharp pain in my neck?

Nerve pain: It sounds like you might experience a nerve pain from either spinal stenosis, or ruptured disc, or nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. It might include strengthening exercise, physical therapy, medication, injections ... You should seek help from a pain specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a sharp pain in my rib cage?

Try stretching: To see if this helps or hurts. Raising your arms over head while back is arched will open spaces and if it is a muscle injury, will reproduce pain. If not, may be intercostal neuritis. If it is, there are injections that can calm this down. Either way, if it continues, consider seeing a physician for treatment plan. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What to do if I have a sharp pain in my lower left abdomen?

What to do if I have a sharp pain in my lower left abdomen?

Can't diagnose you: With this info. Gender? Causes of left lower abdominal pain can include but are not limited to: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone or injury. Get chronic pain checked. ...Read more

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I have a stabbing pain under my right shoulder blade. What can I do for it?

Shoulder blade pain: Shoulder blade pain may, in some cases, be a manifestation of irritation of the diaphragm. This symptom should be evaluated by a physician immediately. ...Read more

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I have a feeling I might have fractured or broke my floating ribs. I have pain in my lower left side near my back bone but in my rib area.

I have a feeling I might have fractured or broke my floating ribs. I have pain in my lower left side near my back bone but in my rib area.

Concern: If this is a true concern, the definitive test is to get an XRAY or more definitive test would be a CT. Recommend close follow up with your primary care provider or an urgent care that dose X-Rays. ...Read more

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Hello . I have a pain in my right side under my rib cage?

Hello . I have a pain in my  right side under my rib cage?

Gall Bladder: If you are having specific pain in the right upper quadrant, especially after a fatty meal; you may very well have gall bladder trouble. This happens more with people who are fat, forty, female, fertile, and hispanic. People in your family may have had gall bladder trouble -- ask around. Try Tums (calcium carbonate) daily, report results to your doctor, and consider getting an ultrasound of your gall bladder. ...Read more

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Why do i have a numb tingling in under my rightside ribcage when i cough?

Why do i have a numb tingling in under my rightside ribcage when i cough?

Numb : This is most probably caused by a local nerve impingement when you cough with chest muscle contraction. It is nonspecific and unlikely to be worrisome. ...Read more

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Why do I have a sharp pain in my stomach?

Why do I have a sharp pain in my stomach?

Many causes: Cause depends on location and type of pain. The causes of right sided abdominal pain are many. In upper abdomen, gall bladder, liver, stomach, small bowel, large bowel, and kidney can all contribute. Appendix symptoms are usually in the right lower quadrant of abdomen. The large bowel extends from right to left side and cause left sided pain. Kidney and pancreas may also be left sided. See doctor. ...Read more