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What may be the cause for sharp sensations below the rib cage?

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Dr. Benard Shehu

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Posted on Sat, 16 Nov 2013 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: what may be the cause of sharp sensations below the left rib cage. - that come in the night - and have not occured otherwise
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Your sharp sensations below the left rib cage might be due to cardiac problems (arrhythmia and others). - I'd suggest to consult a cardiologist and do ECG and Holter monitoring.

If no problem comes out from cardiac exams, then, it has to do with your gastro intestinal tract (GERD, gastritis, ulcer, colitis, etc.) - In this case, a gastroenterologist is advised to consult.

Another problems could be related to spondiloarthrosis and/or pulmonary problems. - I'd suggest X-ray of the chest.

If still no problem results, then, you should consult a neurologist to exclude neurological and/or psychological problems.

Hope it answered your answer!

Dr.Benard

p.s. if you have other concern, do not hesitate to contact me!
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