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Persisting pain under the rib cage. Have smoking addiction. Could this be food related?

having pain in the left top bit of my rib cage well it feels under the rib cage suffered with it for about a year or so now .. worried to be honest i also smoke weed and feel it sometimes seems to be worser when ive had weed but it also feels worser when i have certain foods and then sometimes it just comes on for no reason please help any advice would be appreciated .. thank you
Asked On : Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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The pain on the left side of the rib cage could be related to mild inflammation of the pleura like pleuritis, GERD, hiatus hernia or mild bronchitis. A physical examination is necessary to detect the cause.
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Answered: Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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