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Pain below the rib cage on breathing and touching. No injuries. What are the causes?

For the last couple of days I have had pain on my right side, right at the lower portion of my rib cage. It is very tender to the touch, and it hurts when I bend slightly and/or breathe deeply. It almost feels like I have bruised or even broken a rib, however, I haven t done anything that would have caused an injury like this (fallen, impact, etc.). This is really starting to worry me! Thank you in advance for your help!
Asked On : Tue, 14 Aug 2012
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Your symptoms could be due to an inflammation of the costo chondral joints- costochondritis. Taking mild anti inflammatory medicines and doing a hot fomentation is likely to help you. Consulting a rheumatologist will help in confirmation of diagnosis.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Tue, 14 Aug 2012
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