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Posted on Thu, 20 Jul 2017 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I have been having a sharp pain in my left side right at the bottom of my rib cage. It kind of grabs when I breathe in like something is stabbing me. My chiropractor said there's a bowl duct that makes a sharp turn there and it could be that or I'm dehydrated. i has been doing it on and off for about 24 hours. When i breath in or sneeze it really hurts, What do you think It could be.

The pain is not contsant its just when I take in a deep breath. And its just on the left side of my stomach right at the front bottom of my rib cage.
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu 21 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Muscular strain or spleen inflammation

Detailed Answer:
Hi there

Thanks for the query

This could be a muscular strain or possible spleen inflammation.

Apply hot packs to the affected region. Avoid lying on the affected side. Take Tablet Ibuprofen 400mg twice a day after meals for 5 days. Avoid bending forwards or lifting weights. Adopt comfortable straight posture while sleeping.

Do get an ultrasound abdomen scan to look for possible spleen problems.

I hope I have answered your query.

I will be available to answer your follow up queries.

Regards,

Dr.Aashish Raghu
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu 44 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Muscle strain or spleen enlargement

Detailed Answer:
Please apply hot packs to the affected region.

If this does not relieve it you can get an ultrasound scan to look for spleen enlargement.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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