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What Causes Sharp Pain In The Ribs After Smoking?

Hi I m 20 and I ve been smoking weed for 6 years no. But now every time I smoke I get pain below the right side of my ribs. I dont smoke too much but everytime i dosmokw The pain can be mild for couple hours. then sometimes the pain can be very sharp for one-two hours. Does anyone know what this can be ? Should I stop smoking for a long while ?
Mon, 24 Jan 2022
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Hello,

Your symptoms could be suggestive of liver or gallbladder disease. For this reason, I recommend performing an abdominal ultrasound and liver function tests.

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

Regards,
Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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What Causes Sharp Pain In The Ribs After Smoking?

Hello, Your symptoms could be suggestive of liver or gallbladder disease. For this reason, I recommend performing an abdominal ultrasound and liver function tests. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist