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Pain left side under rib cage in child.Any ideas?

My 7 year old son is complaining of pain on his leftside, I felt his ribs to see if maybe he had a bruise, but he says it hurts under the bone . No fever or any other symptoms, it doesn t hurt when he takes a deep breath or coughs. It came on rather suddenly and started about 2 hours ago. He says is hurts pretty bad. Any ideas?
Tue, 3 May 2011
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Hi,
While playing he might have got some injury or muscle catch.
Give some analgesic tablet and he will be alright.
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