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A 23-year-old female asked:

Ribs are sore. feels tight in back when i take a deep breath. seems worse towards the end of the day. have a little bit of a cough but it's not bad. ?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Ribs are sore: Would consider costrochondritis, whic responds to motrin like drugs if not allergic, or infection-though usually have other symptoms , alternatively may be gallbladder if on right, or if on birth control pils may be clot .Due to risks associated wiht clot woudl seek medical attention ER/ urgent care today
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