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I have a sharp stabbing pain in my left hand

Patient: I have a sharp stabbing pain in my left hand side just underneath my rib cage that goes around to my back aswell

 

 

Doctor: Hi.The commonest causes of sharp stabbing pain under the right rib cage going into the back are:Gall bladder infec tion and / or stone.Liver abscess.Right kidney stone with impaction.Costochondritis.Pancreatitis.Simple clinical actual examination, ultrasonography and relevant blood and urine tests help a lot to get a diagnosis.The treatment will be dependent on the cause as for every cause the treatment and further investigations are different.I hope this answers your query.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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