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I have a pain in my upper left side, right under my ribs. What could it be? When it happens it feels like I'm getting stabbed

it hurts terribly when i breathe.

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Check a doctor that can be pulmonary Embolism, really you should check it out!

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my husband had one of those and he actually stopped breathing, he coded in the hospital after a leg surgery, he shattered 4 inches of bone in his leg(femur) and he is blessed to be alive. very blessed. he never had any symptoms of it before it is what is so scary to me. so yes get to a doctor, and i never knew this could be symptoms of an embolism, that scares me. thx for posting your comment on here.
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My first thought is pleurisy, or a fractured rib, or pneumonia. Are u running a fever?
Never-the-less, you need to see a doctor ASAP.

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I don't have a fever
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Google Pleurisy and let me know if the symptoms sound familiar to you.
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It might be from running to hard to breathing to hard
it has happened to me before

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Yes, go see a doctor. You may need to go to the hospital, but that isn't always bad. I've been to the hospital twice for what I thought was bad but actually wasn't. still, you should go to the doc.

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That hapoens rarely to me. You may just have a air bubble that is placed right around your abdomina/rib area so whenever you breath the air bubble moves and hurts ur ribs.

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it could be pleurisy, get to a doctor if it hurts to breath. I've got asthma and c.o.p.d. myself. once after a surgery i hurt all the way up to my neck, thought i was having a heart attack, i went to the er and they give me a shot for gas, hopefully its simple as that. but please check and see for your own safety. the surgery that did that to me was getting my tubes tied.

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I'm a nurse - you need to see a doctor right away

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my upper left side of my body hurts real bad, it feels like someone is punching me, it won't stop hurting

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get your gallbladder checked out. I had the same pain,
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