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What does it mean when my side or my ribs hurt when i run or walk?? it comes a lot and then stops the next day.

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
"Side stitch": At 19, your symptoms are most likely muscular in origin. The old term for this was a "side stitch". Try warming up before you exercise and avoid extremes of exertion and it should hopefully improve.

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Last updated Apr 28, 2015

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