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A 23-year-old male asked:

I have pain on the left side under the rib cage mid torso where the rib curves, when i exercise and breath its like a sharp pain what is causing this?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 59 years experience
Needs to be checked: The chest pain on left side the type you describe at your age is usually caused by inflammation in your ribs and joints of the chest wall .especially when you move the ribs on exercising and breathing.But it can also be caused by Heart problem like Angina or MI.Especially in Diabetics even at age of 23 . I suggest you get yourself checked by your Doctor asap or go to ER and get checked .
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