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A 25-year-old female asked:

i have intermittent intense burning pain just below the left side of my ribs. i get this mostly w/ sitting and feel better w/ stretching or lying down. sometimes i can feel a muscle spasm and it is tender to the touch. ?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Sprain?: You might have sprained your rib cage by limiting something heavy, straining, or assuming an unusual posture. However a rib fracture cannot be ruled out. If this pain is not relieved with cold/hot pack and NSAID after 2 weeks or gets worse, consult your family doctor.
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Dr. Zz Kanswered
Geriatrics 22 years experience
Abdominal pain L: Many causes— pancreas, kidney stones, bowel disease— you may want to go to urgent care to get some blood work and check up. Hydrate as best as you can .

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