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pain in left side

I keep getting a sharp stabbing pain in my left side under my ribs. it only been happening today but now its happening bout every half hour. its making me feel dizzy its that bad. what could it be????
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This may be the start of an infection like pleurisy.
Or this could be intercostal inflammation,

This could also be signs of something more than ribs, so i would have this checked out by a doctor as soon as possible. especially with you saying this pain is making you dizzy, go and see a doctor.

Good luck
Nicola
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Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
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). Since you do not mention any other symptoms, it is less likely to be any of these. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage.  Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
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1432759 tn?1283377689
i have the same pain and im being told its acid in your stomach yea right..the only thing that is over there is a little part of your liver and your pancreas and of course just the stomach..i have not had dizziness with mine but, go to the doctor and demand that you are not crazy..
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