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A 29-year-old female asked:

last few days have had extreme soreness at the base of rib cage when i wake up. goes away within a few hours each day. what would cause?

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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Gerd: It could be related to acidity or musculoskeletal pain. Please get a check up by your physician to rule out any serious conditions.
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 29 years experience
Musculoskeletal: The fact that the pain gets better on its own after a while, speaks to muscle-bone pain that abates. Since it is noticeable after awakening, perhaps you should try changing the position you sleep in and see if that helps. Is the pain on one side of rib cage, then sleep on other side or try sleeping on your stomach.

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Last updated Sep 26, 2016

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