A 33-year-old female asked:
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when i lay on my left side a certain area of my ribs hurt. it doesnt hurt to breathe, move, workout or walk.only when laying on that side. could it be muscle strain? or from lifting weight? its been a few weeks now and it hurts more this week.

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Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Muscle strain: Impossible to tell without an examination. Check with your Dr. if it is related to your weight lifting.
Answered on May 25, 2020
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