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    What causes pain and discomfort on left side rib cage?

Posted on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: Hello, I have a discomfort on my left side in the rib cage area. It is made worse by laying on that side or if my husband hugs me in that area. I am not sure who I need to see or what steps to take next. Thank you.
Answered by Dr. Sandip Kabra 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Likely muscular or musculoskeletal but I will need more information.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HCM.

From all these facts you have posted here,it is likely a muscular pain or musculo-skeletal pain or may also be related to certain posture but I will need more information to assess your condition better.

Since how many days you are having this left side pain under rib cage?
Any other symptoms apart from pain and discomfort?
How was the pain started means suddenly or gradually?
Is there any history injury or past disease?
Any medications (like pain killers) tried so far?

Kindly get back to me with these answers,I will give my opinion after that.


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