Sharp temporary cramping under left rib cage? It comes and goes throughout the day. Hurts to breathe.
I have been experiencing this cramping under my left rib cage. It spreads up into my breast area. I am not sure what this can be but it is a very sharp pain-just like a cramp. When it's cramping it hurts to breathe deeply because it's like it pulls that area. It is happening a lot lately, but the first time I remember having this happen was when I was 12-13 (so 10 years ago) and I just thought it had to do with puberty. It hasn't happened in a long time. I am really concerned.
You are probably just experiencing a pain from your diaphragm or intercostal muscles. Most of the time you will experience this while running or when you are breathing heavily if its your diaphram cramping, but in some people it just happens randomly and its a spasm of your intercostal muscles (it always happens to me in bed). The diaphram and intercostal muscles are the muscles that make and help you breathe. If it only lasts a couple of minutes I wouldn't worry about it. Try to stretch it out or massage it. If you feel as though it hurts to breathe deeply then im sorry, but you need to brethe deeply to get rid of it. If it does stick around for longer than an hour or two or it gets worse, it wouldn't hurt to get it checked out.
I am not a doctor but I get the same thing & my doc told me its trapped gas.I bought aloe vera juice & you take 4 ounces & it hhelps alot.Tass just like water thats why I take it LOL you have to get it fro a health food store.Hope this helps...Tami :)
Went to the ER with similar pain all tests came back negative except CT scan with dye, I ended up with CHF , fluid around the heart and fluid in the lungs, all this time I thought this was stress because my husband has been dealing with side effects from Septic Shock. This was my fourth trip to the ER, so don"t give up if you feel there is something not right keep having them check you out..
Did you find resolution? I have the same problem and for me it is unrelated to a heart condition, kidneys, or stress related (that has an entirely different feeling). I have had this happen since I was a child but it only last a few minutes. This time around it has lasted over 12 hours and I am still seeking an answer.
I would ask you if you have been under a great deal of stress recently? It sounds like the pain most people get from having an ulcer. If you have been under a lot of stress it is quite possible that you have an ulcer in your intestines causing the pain. I recommend talking to your doctor and asking if you should have an upper GI test done. If you have ulcers you can cure them by taking Slipper Elm Bark pills found at your local natural foods store. One per day should be good unless you have more than one ulcer. If this is the case take one with each meal for a couple of weeks for either doseage. I recommend the pills over surgery. If you can't swallow pills the stuff comes in a pwder form that you can mix into a hot beverage or put in a food that can mask the taste. It does not have a pleasant flavor.
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