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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

User avatar Dear Spooze,

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.

Thank you very much for using our website and i hope that this information helped and keep me posted.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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