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Intercostal muscle sprain causing chest pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   i have a question about a pain ive been having
Doctor :   ok
User :   i have a continuous sharp pain on my left side behind my ribs you know what it is??
Doctor :   from when you are getting the sharp pain?
User :   its randomly for 3 sec
User :   one time i tried to breath in and it hurted too much
User :   last night it just felt sore
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   this is intercostal muscle sprain
User :   what can i do about it
Doctor :   need to take XXX tab for the muscle pain
User :   that's it
Doctor :   and apply XXX gel to the affected area
User :   but the pain is internal not external so how would that help
Doctor :   internal means?

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