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Forum Name: Cardiology Symptoms
Question: Sharp pain under right side rib
|spooze - Sat Sep 25, 2004 7:44 am||
i feel a sharp pain under my right side rib. i don't smoke or do drugs or drink. i am a bit over wieght but not much. and am currently on a diet. the pain hurts when i take dep breathes and and the bottom of my breath. sometimes when i cough also. its the weekend so i cant really see a doctor. i am waiting till monday. anyone have any ideas.
|Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Mon Sep 27, 2004 12:50 am||
This sounds more like a inflammation of the membrane surrounding the lung (called the pleura) and the condition is referred to as pleurisy or pleuritis.
This could be caused commonly by a virus. It can also be caused by other infectious and non-infectious causes.
Treatment is to give anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen and the like to aliveate the pain.
Keep the appointment with your doctor.
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Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.
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