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It depends. If it's induced by exercise then you may: be dehydrated have started off too fast have a weak core not be breathing fully etc. If it's not exercise-induced, you might want to have it looked at. Sometimes they'll go away essentially instantly if you inhale fully, bend over, stick your finger in the area of pain (not so good for butt ...
At the very least, there is no inherent harm in continuing. The pain could serve as a distraction, and some people feel that it impacts their performance, but it will not injure you to carry on.
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