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A 18-year-old female asked:

Left side of body (slightly behind & under rib cage- both in front and behind) has sharp pain while i am sitting, not moving. should i see a doctor?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Odell Still
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: The location of the pain causes me a bit of concern - have you had any trauma to the area in the last several weeks? The spleen is in that general area, and it can swell with trauma. Sometimes, this happens over an extended period of time. While there are other things to cause this pain, i would strongly advise getting it checked out!
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