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Sharp stabbing pain under left ribs could be due to acidity with gastric reflux or hiatal hernia. Take a late night snack. Raise head end of bed. Take Omeprazole empty stomach in morning and an antacid gel at bedtime. Refrain from smoking, alcohol, fuzzy drinks and spicy food. Walking around also helps clear gas. I would strongly recommend you to see a gastroenterologist (a specialist who looks after the diseases of our digestive system) if these tips help you. Other than that it could also be costochondritis, pleuritis (inflammation of covering of lung) or pericarditis (inflammation of covering of heart). IBS, Crohn’s, chronic constipation, spleen problems like bleeding, cyst, abscess etc can also cause pain under left ribs.
The other possibility is that the pain is no under the ribs but over it—this can be due to shingles or muscle pull.
The best thing would be to consult a general practitioner or PCP and try and assess what is the cause of your problem. Then proper referral for concerned specialist can take things further and get you proper treatment. Take care!
Hi, sounds like it could be a hiatus hernia, I have been experiencing same symptoms, unable to take a deep breathe, etc.. I have had 2 normal endoscopys, yet last one, I was gagging the whole time and it caused the hernia to show up. It has been agony last few days I really feel for you, literally.. hope you get sorted soon.
did you ever consider gallstones?