Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
152 Doctors are Online

Sharp pain on left side of upper body, pain is located around ribs close to left armpit. Causes?

Hi, I have a sharp pain on the left side of my upper body. I have had this pain since yesterday at an event and was told by the xxxx to go to the hospital. I went to the hospital to get all sorts of tests and they all came clear. The pain is located around my ribs and close to my left armpit. Do you know what it could be?
Asked On : Fri, 15 Mar 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  57
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

First of all, I would like to reassure that there is no need to worry, more so, as all the tests came as normal.

The most likely cause of pain in the location described is musculo-skeletal in nature. This is due to inflammation or spasm in the muscles/underlying ribs.

Treatment is mainly symptomatic with analgesics such as ibuprofen or diclofenac tablets.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

My personal URL on this website:

My email:
Answered: Sat, 16 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor