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A 27-year-old female asked:

4/10 pain on right flank, along mid ribs. deep inhalation and lying down hurts 8/10. slept on futon and carried duffel day before. muscle sprain?

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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Might be..: It sounds like you might have sprained your side muscles or rib cage. Ice the area and take anti inflammatory meds( like ibuprofen )if you are not allergic in order to improve symptoms. However,if you develop abdominal pain, urinary abnormalities, trouble breathing, then it might not be related to a strain and then you would need immediate evaluation. If this happens go to urgent care clinic.

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