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I have a really bad sharp pain in my left shoulder and under my left rib. Barely slept last night because it hurt so much. It hurts more when I inhale?
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Irritant L diaphragm
The clue to the answer is the location (under left rib); the area of referred pain' (left shoulder); the nature of the pain (bad, sharp); and the relation to inhalation, which usually means something on or near the pleura (lining of lung) is being irritated (pleuritic).
The most likely cause is a gas pocket stuck in the colon under the left diaphragm (anti-gas pill)or a viral pleurisy--pain rx.

In brief: Irritant L diaphragm
The clue to the answer is the location (under left rib); the area of referred pain' (left shoulder); the nature of the pain (bad, sharp); and the relation to inhalation, which usually means something on or near the pleura (lining of lung) is being irritated (pleuritic).
The most likely cause is a gas pocket stuck in the colon under the left diaphragm (anti-gas pill)or a viral pleurisy--pain rx.
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