• Danielle Danielle
    May 16, 2012
    i have a pain in my right side just under my ribs and i was sore the day before on the left side! its mostly a dull pain, not sore to touch and then it gets sharp from time to time. this just started!
    Danielle Danielle
    May 16, 2012

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  • Cort
    Health Guide
    June 01, 2012
    Cort
    Health Guide
    June 01, 2012

    Many pains are due to small muscle strains; one guideline for relatively mild pain is to sit with it for a week or two and see if it resolves itself - most muscle strains do resolve themselves in that time. There are muscles under the ribs that help the ribcage flex up and down when you breathe and straining one of them can be quite painful. It's possible this could be the cause but you need to see a doctor to determine what's going on. 

     

    In any case, if the pain increases substantially beyond a dull ache or if you have other symptoms  or if its continuing be sure to contact your doctor. Good luck.


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