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Sharp pain near solar plexus, hurts while breathing, sneezing, coughing. Reason?

hello, i have a sharp pain near solar plexus and pectoralis major for the last two days. it gets worse while breathing .also i can feel some sort of muscle movement under my left rib cage when touched. feels like the pain starts from my ribs and travels to chest .i do stretches regularly.sneezing/coughing makes it even worse.thank you.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013
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Hi there,

Thanks for your query.

From the available information, you probably have spasm of muscles of the affected parts of the body. A 5 days' course of a combination of anti-inflammatory pain-killers, (such as ibuprofen + paracetamol) and muscle relaxant drug, (such as, chlorzoxazone) should be enough to cure the pain.


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