Pain under ribs

Pain under ribs and at center of d stomach. When I get cough and when I smile the pain will increasing. What is the reason and give some advice . Thank you.
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Hi, it could be due to costochondritis. Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone (sternum).  Costochondritis usually has no apparent cause. Treatment focuses on easing your pain while you wait for the condition to improve on its own, which can take several weeks or longer....
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