A 53-year-old female asked:
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i have had a tightening like under my rib cage as if something is pulling tight round my midriff it is annoying but no pain what could it be??

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Dr. Gabriel Niles
16 years experience Family Medicine
Vague symptoms: could be muscle spasm but so hard to tell without more info. good there is no pain. if bloating, it could be constipation, gas, IBS, GERD, tumor (very unlikely).
Answered on May 2, 2019

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