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I have pain under my left rib cage that radiates down to my left frontal side of my abdomal area... in may left side, rib area and around my back.  It is a very sharp stabbing pain that never goes away...
pain in the right upper quadrant (under the ribs), even stuff that isn't typically associated w/pain... could actually irritate the liver capsule (causing right upper quadrant pain) and is then known as Fitz-Hugh...
Pain under the left side of your rib cage extending to your belly button could be above the belt... to difficulty breathing. Peptic ulcer could present w/left upper quadrant pain as you described...
Go see your family doctor!  S/he is trained to evaluate the cause of your pain and treat it.  You can probably safely ignore occasional pain but if it persists and affects your sleep, it's time to get checked
?  a fall?  sometimes strenuous exercise can be the cause.   damage to upper tract = kidneys; damage... -- sometimes it feels as though it begins in back near kidney area and also along left side and ends right under ribcage...
up.    Another less welcome cause of pain in the right upper quadrant is HELLP syndrome or hemolysis, elevated liver... injury when I found out I was pregnant. Since finding out, I refused to take any pain relieving...
As this seems to have started before you began taking the Zoloft, it is likely to be stress triggered by switching from one antidepressant to another. However, it could be something else entirely. Without knowing your medical
colored urine or clay colored stools?  Change in bowel habits?  Bloody urine or painful urination?   You're describing the right upper quadrant which is typically where the liver & gallladder are housed...
I don't think this is related to an anxiety disorder, though no doubt it is causing you some anxiety. Your family physician should be able to determine the cause and be able to suggest a remedy
Any unusual event following surgery should be shown to the surgeon for evaluation.  Please do not trivialize what may be a complication of the surgery, even if it is a few inches away from the surgery site.  Go, immediately,

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