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Spasm and tightening in the rib cage. Reason?

I have been getting a feeling of tightening and spasm under my left rib cage by my bra line and it lasts for a little while and then goes away. It happens when I am bending or overactive. It almost feels like something is settling back down into place after it happens and then goes away. Activity or bending seems to bring it on.
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear,

The symptoms as mentioned in your post can be due to:
1. Strained chest or upper abdominal muscles muscles due to overuse
2. Chest muscle injury
3. Short-term, sudden anxiety with rapid breathing
4. Peptic ulcer disease
5. Pain from the digestive tract, such as esophageal reflux

Though symptomatic relief can be obtained by intake of anti spasmodic & antacids, the underlying cause needs to be treated to prevent recurrence.
So, it will be better to consult a Doctor & get a physical examination done.
Investigation like Ultrasound scan of abdomen will be helpful.

Wishing you a Good Health.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Fri, 12 Jul 2013
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