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Three days ago I woke up in bed to some fairly severe pain just below the right side of my rib cage.  The pain was similar to a combination of the sensation you'd get from sleeping on your ribs after being punched hard enough to bruise them and a pulled muscle.  Movement seemed to make it worse and after three days it's subsided largely but I can still feel it when I stretch my torso.  Tonight my wife complained about pain just under the left side of her rib cage and described the exact same symptoms I had and I didn't talk to her about the pain I was having.  There's no discoloration, visible inflammation, bruising or otherwise any visible symptoms.  We've both been in some fairly severe heat lately as the A/C in the car went out and we haven't been able to fix it yet.  Other than that we've had no physical activity that could account for the sudden pain.
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It could just simply be that you both managed to sleep funny, and in fact did somehow put your arm under the area where the pain came from. I’ve done it several times over the years and had similar outcomes.
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