A 18-year-old female asked:
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for the past couple of days i have had a throbbing pain in my upper abdomen right below/around the left side of my ribcage. what could it be?

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Dr. Joseph Gregorace
28 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Abdomen/thorax pain: Most likely if this is a musculoskeletal injury it sounds like an abdominal muscle/rib cage muscle strain. This is usually caused from a twisting injury of the ribcage/upper torso. (commonly seemingly elliptical training with use of arms on the machine). If other abdominal complaints occur or begin to arise ( diarrhea, constipation etc) then a thorough exam of the abdomen is recommended.
Answered on Aug 19, 2016
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