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Episodic moderate pain in lower left abdomen under and below left ribcage. Ultrasound negative. Appetite healthy. Sometimes seems like muscle. Ideas?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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In brief: Could be muscle

Often at the edges of the ribcage and illiac/hip bones where the muscle/tendon attach can be strained.
.Turning too quickly..Such as throwing a ball etc..Can cause a strain/pull on these edges resulting in inflammation and pain..At times lasting for months and much testing done without answer. A good physical exam is all that is needed for these cases..Check with your doc..Again..

In brief: Could be muscle

Often at the edges of the ribcage and illiac/hip bones where the muscle/tendon attach can be strained.
.Turning too quickly..Such as throwing a ball etc..Can cause a strain/pull on these edges resulting in inflammation and pain..At times lasting for months and much testing done without answer. A good physical exam is all that is needed for these cases..Check with your doc..Again..
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