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I have a severe sharp pain in the lower left side of my abdomen, just behind or maybe in my rib cage. Is there something i can do at home to fix this?

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Dr. Robert Ringrose
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

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I hope it is a muscular strain and can be helped by heatseveral times a day.
In the rib cage would be more in the mid to upper abdomen. I do not like it being a severe sharp pain, if it is other than brief you should seek medical attention. It could be diverticulitis (an infected pocket in the intestine) and it may be ruptured.

In brief: No short answer

I hope it is a muscular strain and can be helped by heatseveral times a day.
In the rib cage would be more in the mid to upper abdomen. I do not like it being a severe sharp pain, if it is other than brief you should seek medical attention. It could be diverticulitis (an infected pocket in the intestine) and it may be ruptured.
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