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Sharp pain under ribs that triggers on deep breathing or moving in certain way. Cause?

Hey I am having very sharp pain on left side under ribs... hurts when i move a certain way hurts when i breath deep I can t sleep in my left side cuz its so bad or right cuz it feels like its being pulling down. And I been to a doctor before it when away after the pills now after just 2week its back but on the left side.
Asked On : Thu, 13 Dec 2012
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Your symptoms are typical of acute costochondritis i.e. inflammation of the ribs and the joint between them and the sternum.

You need to give adequate rest to the affected part until the pain subsides completely. NSAIDs group of drugs will definitely help you. So will Chest physiotherapy.

My wishes for a faster recovery.

Answered: Fri, 14 Dec 2012
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