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A 21-year-old female asked:

I have a sudden pain on the left side of my abdomen under my rib it feels like and now it's radiating to my back.. feels like my back muscles are tightening. what could it possibly be? should i go to the hospital?

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Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: There are multiple causes and you should get checked as soon as possible. If you doctor is not available then yes go to emergency room.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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