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On two occasions within the last six months I have had a moving pain around my ribcage and lung. It feels like bubble or an object causing a sharp pain and it moves around underneath the ribcage, travelling around the bottom of my ribcage/lungs and to my back (around the ribcage section still) if I move or try to feel it. I have had it once on the left and once on the right as two separate occasions (a good few months apart), but it was the same sensation. It started whilst lying down on both occasions. The pain subdues after 20-30 minutes, but while it is there it is very distressing.

It doesn't affect my breathing, I've not had any injuries that I can attribute it to, I have no other conditions, and take no regular medications.

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replied February 29th, 2012
Chest Pain Answer A32164
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

The description of your symptoms appear to be due to musculoskeletal causes. Since you do not have significant issues and the symptoms subside within a short time, there is no reason to be alarmed.

You can get relief with anti inflammatory medications like ibuprofen or tylenol, which will relieve the pain.

If it is persistent or intolerable , you may be helped by a physical examination by your doctor and specific treatment.

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