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Soreness on lower rib, tender to touch, localized, no injury, discomfort on sleeping. What could cause this?

About a week ago, I developed a soreness on my lowest right side rib. It is tender to touch and is very localized. The sore to touch area is about the size of a quarter. I do not recall any injury but it fells like I got whacked by something. It is uncomforatble sleeping unless I am flat on my back. Any ideas what would cause this other than an impact injury injury or some kind?
Asked On : Sat, 11 Aug 2012
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You could be suffering from costochondritis of lower rt ribs. However, you should first get a xray chest and usg abdomen done to rule out any pathology in the lungs and abdomen. If all is normal- take some pain killer like tyelenol and apply an analgesic gel. Take rest and tou will be alright soon.
Answered: Mon, 20 Aug 2012
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