A 31-year-old female asked:
My right side under my ribs keeps hurting on and off. I feel a deep pulsating twitch inside my rib cage. What could this be? Why is it happening?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Edward Smith answered
53 years experience in Neurosurgery
Diaphragm: As described, the problem is likely localized repetitive spasms of a portion of your diaphragm. This is the same phenomenon underlying hiccups, but affecting a smaller portion of this interesting muscle, near the ribs.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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