right side of ribs..

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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 9/21/2009 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
For the past month I've been having very sharp pains underneath my ribs on the right side, about where my stomach is, nearly every time I exert myself (even slightly).  It started as a stich one night when I went out dancing with friends, but it just won't go away.  I'm a reasonably healthy, 20 year old girl.... I don't feel like I should be having a problem like this.  I did some research about ulcers, and I read that I may be at an increased risk for them because I have type O blood, I tend to skip meals and eat unhealthy food (due to a busy/weird schedule.. but nonetheless), I only recently quit smoking, and I am pretty stressed (again because of the busy/weird schedule).  Before researching ulcers, that's what I thought I have just because of how stressed out I am all the time.  But I don't get any pains when I eat, the pains don't wake me up in the middle of the night, I don't have black stools, and I haven't felt the need to vomit because of the pain.  I work out as often as I can, but a pain like this never occured before that night at the club.  It feels exactly like when you get a stich from running for too long.  I've tried to do extra abdominal exercises to help fix the problem, but that only makes it worse.  Any ideas??

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   Posted 9/21/2009 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like you need to take a break and see a doctor. A qualified physician can lay you on your back and press around on your mid-section and tell alot more than we could. You may have pulled a muscle which would possibly get better with some rest and anti-inflammatory meds or it could be something else altogether. If it has been going on for a month it probably wouldn't hurt to see your family doctor. Good luck and welcome!!!
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   Posted 9/21/2009 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   

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   Posted 9/21/2009 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I agree go into see your doctor, then maybe try a heating pad, just curl it up (heating pad) and hold it under your
chest...but see what the doctor thinks first...
Hope your feeling better soon
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