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I have been feeling sharp pain under left breast and rib cage and I'm wondering what causes it?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine
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In brief: Spasm

Muscle spasm under or between the ribs.

In brief: Spasm

Muscle spasm under or between the ribs.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine

In brief: ?pinched nerve

Often this is due to pinching of a nerve between 2 ribs(intercostal nerve).
The pain is sharp,fleeting and usually made worse or brought on by a deep breath or motion of the rib cage. It is not a serious problem and usually eventually clears on its own. A lung problem is less likely. See your Physician if symptoms persist.

In brief: ?pinched nerve

Often this is due to pinching of a nerve between 2 ribs(intercostal nerve).
The pain is sharp,fleeting and usually made worse or brought on by a deep breath or motion of the rib cage. It is not a serious problem and usually eventually clears on its own. A lung problem is less likely. See your Physician if symptoms persist.
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