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Dull pain, protrusion on left side of rib cage, pain on stretching. Due to extra rib?

I am a 20 year old female and a while ago I started noticing a dull ache and a small protrusion on my lower left side of my rib cage. I feel it all the time but it only really hurts if I stretch my left side or push on it. I m wondering if it s a extra rib and if it s going to cause problems for me later in life? Thank you.
Asked On : Tue, 11 Sep 2012
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Thank you for asking question on health care magic
extra rib usually does not cause pain
i think it may be rib fracture or mere myalgia
rest to the part and analgesics will do
if it will not subside within 1-2 weeks better consult orthopedician
Hope this answer will serve your purpose
Take care
Dr.M.V.Subrahmanyam MD;DCH
Associate professor of pediatrics
Answered: Thu, 3 Oct 2013
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