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severe muscle cramps around the rib cage

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severe muscle cramps around the rib cage
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Brims replied 4 years ago.

Dr Brims :

Hello, welcome to Justanswer, I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek

Dr Brims :

When did this start?

Customer:

on and off the last couple of years

Dr Brims :

Do you have any medical conditions or take any medication?

Customer:

no

Dr Brims :

Have you had any tests?

Customer:

no

Dr Brims :

Okay, and what question about this condition would you like me to answer?

Customer:

why do i get the muscle cramps around the rib cage. never had them before. they sometimes last a few minutes.

Dr Brims :

It may be an irritated nerve or electrolyte abnormality

Customer:

is this considered severe condition??

Dr Brims :

Not usually,no

Customer:

so is it just something i have to live with. or is it a sign of some other medical problem i might have. (cancer,)

Dr Brims :

It is not likely a sign of cancer or anything else, you may have blood tests to determine if it is from electrolyte abnormalities or an irritated nerve

Customer:

ok, i will make an appoinment with my doctor.

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