A male asked:
my boyfriend is experiencing consistent sharp pains at the base of his rib cage?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Michael Borookhim answered
24 years experience Geriatrics
Most likely cause: To consider is a rib fracture. Since you don't share any further details in regards to him or his complaints it becomes difficult to make any further comments. If its a rib fracture the treatment is symptomatic meaning you treat the pain and the fracture gets better with time. I would take Ibuprofen for the symptoms up to three times a day and consider being evaluated by your internist. Good luck.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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