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What does rib pain on the left side indicate?

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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Posted on Mon, 23 Apr 2018 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: My left side has a dull ache. Feels like it is inside my rib cage
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 3 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Possibility of musculoskeletal pain is more likely.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Possibility of musculoskeletal pain is more likely.
But at your age of 67 years, we should definitely rule out cardiac chest pain first because your pain is on left side.
So please let me know if you have diabetes or hypertension or dyslipidemia.
Also let me know if you are a smoker.
Since how many days it is aching?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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