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I get ache under lower left rib cage only at night

Hi, I m a 53 year old female 5 6, 160 lb. no health problems on no medications. I get an ache under my lower left rib cage, it only happens at night and wakes me from my sleep, it dose seem to go away if i roll over on my right side. this ache happens may be one to two times a week.
Tue, 3 May 2011
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Hi Tina, Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum.
May be it is Costochondritis which is the Inflammation of the of the ribs' junction to the breastbone. You may want to get yourself examined by a Orthopedist to rule out the exact cause as you will need medications. Apply heat pads regularly and do not sleep on this side of your Body.

Wish you Good Health, Take Care.
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