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A 27-year-old male asked:

What can cause mild pain under the left rib which is constant and hurts more when leaning forward and pressing it hurts aswell?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See below: Pleurisy and costalgia are common, innocent causes.
Dr. Rashid Khan
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Costichondritis.: It is an inflammation of the rib cartilage and cause pain with movement and pressure. Consult your physician accurate diagnosis and treatment .Itusually respond to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication.

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