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I just experienced a sharp pain behind my ribs what does that mean?

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Hard to tell

Without more information and an exam. Is the pain in front or back or side? Sharp or dull? With breathing? Are you short of breath? Risk factors for lung problems or heart problems? Can be as simple as a muscle strain or serious as a heart or lung problem. Get checked.

In brief: Hard to tell

Without more information and an exam. Is the pain in front or back or side? Sharp or dull? With breathing? Are you short of breath? Risk factors for lung problems or heart problems? Can be as simple as a muscle strain or serious as a heart or lung problem. Get checked.
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