Answer: More description on the pain would be helpful, but I will tell you all of the possibilities! It is possible that you are having heartburn. Since you say it is worse on an empty stomach, you could possibly have a broken/bruised rib that is compressed by the lungs and the spine (assuming you hunch when you cough). It is also possible that you have a hernia, although usually the pain would be lower on the body. Can you feel something pop out? If so, then it is a hernia. It is also possible, although unlikely, that you have some sort of lung problem, which could range from cancer to deflated lungs. If the pain persists for more than 2 weeks, or becomes severe and is accompied by blood in your stool (poop) or when you cough, see a doctor, ASAP!
Answer: Pain in the upper stomach is usually from the stomach. Taking an antacid such as tums, pepto-bismol or maalox should help. For persistent symptoms Zantac or Prilosec may be better (but not start as fast).
If the pain is severe, wakes you up, shoots to the back, is associated with bringing up blood or material that looks like coffee grounds, blood int he stool or stool that is black and tarry then you should see a doctor immediately.
If the pain does not go away or keeps coming back you should see a doctor.
You should also avoid spicey, acidic (tomato sauce, orange juice) and fatty foods as well as alcohol, caffeine and cigarettes.
Answer: if your a girl or woman,this might mean your period is coming.excersising might help.left side pain could also just be stomach cramp.But if the sharp pain happens often and everyday,you should see your doctor
Answer: Probably not. Your symptoms of pregnancy will usually appear anywhere from the first week of your expected period to 1-2 weeks after your first week of expected period. Your first signs of pregnancy most commonly include missed period, tender/swollen breasts, change in color of the breasts, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, increased sense of smell, and weight gain.Here is a link to a website that will calculate the probability of your pregnancy: http://www.thepregnancytest.com/