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Having chronic back pain and near rib cage. Have borderline diabetes. Suggestions?

Dec 2012
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i have this now chronic pain in my back on the right side.. near the right ribcage
Posted Tue, 17 Sep 2013 in Back Pain
Answered by Dr. Nsah Bernard 40 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Could be pain that comes from any tissues on back

Detailed Answer:

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Chronic back pain is pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or ribcage or lungs or other structures in the spine and could last for more than 6 weeks. Based on your age and description, your own pain could be coming from the ribcage or lungs. You might be suffering from costochondritis or a lung diseases (infection, tumor, pleurisy etc).
You will require a chest scan to determine the actual cause.
It will be wise for you to book an appointment to see a doctor who can actually physically examine you to find out the location and probably the cause of the pain. Based on his/her findings, might be able to provide you with appropriate treatment.

Hope this helps and if you have any further questions, please feel free to ask.

Dr. Nsah
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