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Just slept in the afternoon after lunch, the pain started when i woke up. moderate pain right lower chest while bending forward or sometimes doing sudden movements. it'd be a great help if you can answer this soon. thank you in advance. :)?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Ribs: Although it is impossible to make a diagnosis without actually examining you or checking on x-ray studies, this may well be from a sprained or fractured rib. The chest tightness may well be from voluntary keeping your chest cage from inflating maximally to avoid the pain. If the pain has been present for over 1-2 weeks without any improvement, need to see your doctor.
Dr. Mueeza Zafar
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Muscle spasm: Any abdominal pain related to movement, raises suspicion for a muscle spasm. However if this goes on, after eating in the future, then a GI work up is in order for acid reflux, peptic ulcer, gallbladder problems. Doubt this is anything life threatening, so stay calm, and try and antacid. May also try Ibuprofen or Aleve, I'd antacid does not help.

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