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Im.havibg a muscle spasim under left rib cage it hurts and i gave to stetch and move ti get rid of.it what coukd it be ?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Dehydration: Common causes of muscle spasms are dehydration and not having the correct vitamin/minerals around. I suggest drinking 6-8 glasses of water daily and avoiding caffeine and alcohol (they cause dehydration) and adding a multivitamin/multimineral supplement daily. Regular stretching or yoga can also help.
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