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A 33-year-old male asked:

My left rib hurt off and on?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Osteochonritis: The rib is not bony all the way it attac to the sternum by mens of cartilage , a lot of time that cunction get inflamed and cause the pain, off and on.Some time could acute and some time turn to chrnic conditon.I t happen with people who suffer from asmtha, wieght leffting and other cause. Be carefull some time pain in that area could be heart problems?

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What should I do for a hurt rib?

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Usually nothing: If it doesn't get better on it's own in a few days, see a doctor for a good physical exam.

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