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Had pain in rib cage radiating to back. Skin itches especially at night. US, CT scan normal. Advise?

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I have had pain in my right side under rib cage and sometimes radiates to my back. My skin is itch especially at night and I have had this problem for three years. Have had ultrasound, ct scan and hydroscan and all were normal. Are they missing something in these tests
Posted Mon, 2 Sep 2013 in Lung and Chest disorders
Answered by Dr. Gyanshankar Mishra 28 minutes later
Brief Answer:
The pain seems to be from the chest wall.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting the query on XXXXXXX After going through your query, I would like to comment the following:

1. You seem to be having right lower chest pain sometimes radiating to the back.
2. Considering your ct scan & ultrasound of the chest to be normal, I would suggest to look for a cause below the diaphragm, especially a sonography of the abdomen - may be a liver and gall bladder scan.
3. There is high likelihood of this being a muscular pain or some local cause in the chest wall.
4. Regarding the itching , get it examined locally by a dermatologist.

I hope I have answered your query. I will be glad to answer follow up queries if any.
Please accept my answer if you have no follow up queries.


Dr. Gyanshankar Mishra
Consultant Pulmonologist
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