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Sharp and tender feeling in left side of rib, feels swollen, might be bruised? When I take a deep breath, it hurts alot.

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine

In brief: Chest pain

This may be intercostal muscle pain.
A frustrating, non-serious sharp chest pain. Usually with deep breath , or cough. Indomethacin is good for this. It hurts a lot because these muscles have a linning, called pleura, on the inside of muscle that have sensitive nerves which produces this type of pain. Having said this, if in doubt always see a doctor.

In brief: Chest pain

This may be intercostal muscle pain.
A frustrating, non-serious sharp chest pain. Usually with deep breath , or cough. Indomethacin is good for this. It hurts a lot because these muscles have a linning, called pleura, on the inside of muscle that have sensitive nerves which produces this type of pain. Having said this, if in doubt always see a doctor.
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