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A 18-year-old female asked:

I have pain on left side of my body inside my rib cage, hurts when i lay on left side, breath sometimes and after i eat, what could it be?

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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Inflammation or GERD: Most likely costochondritis ( inflammation of the cartilage in the chest wall) or GERD. Could also be related to heart & lung disease, so I recommend seeing a physician.

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Last updated Jun 23, 2015

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