A 21-year-old female asked:
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dull pain over 10th rib on the right, from side to back. comes and goes for past 4 days, unsure of cause. no cvat. cause for worry?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Rib cage pain: I'm unsure as to what CVAT means. The discomfort you feel may be an irritated/inflamed intercostal nerve that runs between 2 ribs. Shingles can present like this serveral days before the rash erupts. If pain persists or rash appears, see your physician for diagnosis and treatment.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019

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