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What causes pain under the ribs?

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Dr. Grzegorz Stanko

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Posted on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 in Abdominal Pain
Question: I have a pain right under my left rib on the bottom part of my bone and when I exercise while doing strength training for my core muscles it burns and hurts. I am not sure if I pulled a muscle.
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 13 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Rib fracture can be the reason.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

It can be a pulled muscle. It can be also a rib fracture. Symptoms can be very similar in both cases.
It would be good to have it checked with an x-ray. Rest, painkillers are the best treatment of both.

Hope this helps.
Regards.
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