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I have a sharp pain below my rib cage when

Patient: I have a sharp pain below my rib cage when i breathe in and when i move in certain ways? Plus my stomach and side seem to be stiff when i push on it when im standing but not sitting.

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Thanks for the query.The causes of your symptoms could be acute gastritis, costo chondritis or rib inflammat ion or even a simple muscle pull of the abdomen. Consult a surgeon for an examination and investigations. Avoid lifting heavy weights, smoking, alcohol, jumping and jolting until you see the doctor. Drink plenty of water and have a bland diet. You may try hot fomentation over the area.Hope this helped.Regards

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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