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sharp pain in ribs when deep breaths. do you have any ideas?

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Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 33 years experience
Pleurisy: The symptoms is called pluerisy you should see your doctor and get chest xrays to determine the cause.

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A 23-year-old female asked:

On and off since last night sharp pain in ribs. Last night was on left now on right. It's on my sides in between the ribs. But seems to come and go?

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Pleurisy?: Pl see attached for more info. It is most likely a benign condition and goeas away in a few days. Your lung lining may be inflammed due to a viral infection, causing intermittent pain. If there is fever and didifficulty in breathing, you should be examined in an urgent care center. If not, you can take Ibuprofen for a day or so to see improvement. Feel better:)

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