A 31-year-old female asked:
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rib pain on both sides. hurts to get up from a laying down position and to take a deep breath. can't lay on ribs have to lay on back. any ideas?

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
There are many: potential causes for the symptoms you describe. Some of them can be serious. It will not be possible to figure this out over the internet. You need to be seen and examined and have some testing done. Make an appointment with a health care provider as soon as possible.
Answered on Apr 9, 2017

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