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A 31-year-old male asked:

I have pain on my mid rib...just under my chest. its a blunt pain...mostly on the left but sometimes spreads to the left. i feel it when j make sudden movements or breath in and hold my breath. other than that its a continuous blunt pain?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Chest pain: There may be an irritated or inflamed intercostal nerve or strained muscle that runs between 2 ribs and gets pinched with motion like a deep breath. The other possibility is actual rib injury or other rib pathology. This would be a tender area. If symptom persists have your physician examine you. A rib xray may be advised. Most of these issues resolve eventually.Avoid strain of rib cage.
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Last updated Jan 7, 2020


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