A 25-year-old male asked:
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what are the possible causes of feeling pain/tightness down below your rib cage? it's more of tightness than pain though.

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Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Many causes: Tightness in the chest area can be a sign of a heart attack. If this persists, then you may want to go see a doctor asap. Urgent care or er. Other causes could be muscle soreness, gastrointestinal issues or lung issues. Please have your md evaluate you.
Answered on Jun 13, 2016
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