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I have a pain on my right side just under my ribs. I have had a weird pain for a little over a week in the same area along with bacterial gastroenteritis. I took my last antibiotic pill last night. I thought the pain was related to my illness, but now I'm better (I thought) and I still have the pain. It hurts when I touch it, but it's not excrutiating. I also ran a little for the first time in a couple months, so I thought maybe it's a pulled muscle from hurt this morning when I was trying to pass stool.

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Thank you for your query at
I understand your concern.
Is it localised to the ribs area? Does it radiate anywhere? Does it radiate towards the middle of the abdomen?
It mostly seems like a muscle pull and can be attributed to running for the last 2 months.
I will advise you to avoid running for the next few days till your pain subsides and also use the following medicines. If the pain settles down after taking the medicines then there is no cause to worry.
1) Tab. Ibuprofen 400 mg twice daily for 3 days, after food.
2) Cap. Omeprazole 20 mg once daily before breakfast for 3 days.
The other possibility is costochondritis. Even that will be treated with the medicines i prescribed. In case of costochondritis, the pain will be through out the ribs area and hence i did not mention that as my first diagnosis.

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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