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A 39-year-old male asked:

Hi. it hurt when i touch the last rib on the left side. it feels like a bruise but it isnt blue. it hurts when i lay on the left side.

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Many causes: There are many causes of rib pain and tenderness in the ribs. A common one is a pulled muscle, or inflammation of cartilage in ribs. You may want to talk with a doctor about what could be the cause for you.

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Last updated Dec 22, 2020

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