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Suggest treatment for dull pain in middle right rib cage

I have a dull pain in my mid right rib cage, just below my right breast. It s kind of tender to the touch but nothing unbearable. I don t think it s a torn muscle b/c I haven t done anything to tear it. I m a 33 yr old woman. There is no fever and I feel fine other than that. any info would be greatly appreciated
Fri, 5 Jun 2020
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hi,

Cause for the pain under the rib cage can range from superficial musculoskeletal to deep in lungs and pleura. Every pain has some other associated sign and symptoms along with associated history that help us to elaborate the cause for it. In your case, as you not even mentioned even the duration of pain it is very difficult to comment about the cause for it.

If it is relieved with over the counter painkillers then we can take it for simple muscle spasm that might occurred as a result of sleeping posture or some strain but if it is not relieved or persists for more then a week then a thorough medical examination along with investigations is necessary.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Rohan Shanker Tiwari, Orthopedic Surgeon
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Suggest treatment for dull pain in middle right rib cage

Hi, Cause for the pain under the rib cage can range from superficial musculoskeletal to deep in lungs and pleura. Every pain has some other associated sign and symptoms along with associated history that help us to elaborate the cause for it. In your case, as you not even mentioned even the duration of pain it is very difficult to comment about the cause for it. If it is relieved with over the counter painkillers then we can take it for simple muscle spasm that might occurred as a result of sleeping posture or some strain but if it is not relieved or persists for more then a week then a thorough medical examination along with investigations is necessary. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Rohan Shanker Tiwari, Orthopedic Surgeon