A 20-year-old female asked:
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sudden pain in back of left lower ribs. not strained or had injury hurts more when i breathe?

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Dr. Keith Leap
27 years experience Emergency Medicine
More information: Have you recently traveled a long distance or had surgery or an illness where you had to lie around a lot? Do you take oral contraceptives? Are you short of breath? Pain like yours can indicate a pulmonary embolus, which is a blood clot in the lung. That can be dangerous, so it's best to have it checked in person right away.
Answered on Jul 6, 2015
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