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A 38-year-old female asked:

I have a sore pain on my left side where my rib cage is that i feel when i lay on that side. it is getting worse with time. also sporadic pain in back on both sides in kidney area. what could it be?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Ganser
Family medicine 26 years experience
See your family doc.: This could simply be musculoskeletal back pain that physical therapy would help. Your primary care doc should rule out other conditions it could be.
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 36 years experience
See PCP: Need a through history and physical as well as a urinalysis and possibly a renal ultrasound. Please see your PCP to help sort out

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