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I have severe cramp under my ribcage what could it be the pain

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i have severe cramp under my ribcage what could it be the pain is excrutiating.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 2 years ago.
Dear customer,
Thanks for your question.
Such severe pain which is felt like cramp, tightness, or pressure in the chest points towards angina pectoris or myocardial infarction. These conditions would be in the differential diagnosis of your doctor and he/she would like to investigate for these conditions. However the pain could be due to some other condition such as pulmonary embolism. But these conditions are a must to diagnose since early treatment is beneficial. Hence my request to you would be to go to the emergency room immediately without wasting any more time and to call for help.
Take care.