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A 47-year-old female asked:

17 year old daughter has swelling by lower left rib cage and hurts to breath. no fever. has had touch of flu for 2 days. she plays basketball. ?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Injury: A painful swelling at that location is usually a muscle injury or a bruise, probably incurred during basketball.Your doctor would know for sure.

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Last updated Dec 15, 2012

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