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A 22-year-old male asked:

My ribs on the left side at the bottom where they curve hurt when i press them what could this be something aroubd there hurts not sure if it is ribs?

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Dr. Lee Peter Bee
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Possible: Left-sided rib tenderness, reproducible on palpation, and positional changes indicates musculoskeletal sources such as intercostal neuritis, costochondritis, rib sprain. However, other internal conditions can cause referral pain to the same area, such as pleurisy, pericarditis, angina, gastritis, splenic rupture, kidney stone and kidney infection.

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Last updated Aug 23, 2014

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