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Huntington Beach, CA
A 55-year-old male asked:

My stomach has a sharp pain on the upper left side under my ribs. it doesn't hurt normally, only when i flex my stomach muscles. did i strain it?

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Pulmonary Critical Care 33 years experience
Sounds muscular: But its nearly impossible to give you a meaningful answer to a question like this without examining you and obtaining more history (exercise habits, recent activity, what makes it better/worse, associated symptoms, duration, intensity etc., ).
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