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Menomonie, WI
A 24-year-old male asked:

When sleeping on my stomach my ribs begin to hurt and i get extreme lower back pain that makes my stomach sick. any idea why?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 30 years experience
Your weight?: If you have difficulty sleeping on your stomach, making it difficult for you to breath, straightening of your lower back causing discomfort, laxed lower esophageal sphincter tone, with a little reflux. I would recommend avoiding chocolate which relaxes cardiac sphincter-valve between stomach and esophagus and allows reflux) and sleeping on your back.
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Many factors : Not sure. This is an unusual constellation of symptoms. I would suspect that this might be a postural issue. I would need more information to answer your question accurately. Are you obese? What kind of work do you do?
Last updated Oct 24, 2017

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