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A 31-year-old female asked:

Pain below right rib near side n below right rib in my back worse if i breath in an like a stitch/stabbing pain when i eat?

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Rib pain: If you have rib pain wihen inhaling or exhaling, it can have musculoskeletal origin, including the rib itself. It's best to have it evaluated by a do, who is trained in nmm (neuromusculoskeletal medicine). So, they can assist in restoring function and reducing pain immediately. Since you are breathing while you eat, this may be aggravating it further. Also, posture has something to do with it too.
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