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Have pain in ribs and vomiting. Used to drink alcohol and smoke. Recommendations?

Hi I m erika 18 years old and have been ill for the past 6 months I have pain under my left rib cage and vomit alot everyday I can t eat anything or keep anything down I m in so much pain and feel so weak I just don t no what to do and the doctors down where I live seem to be takin long about the situation and it only seems to be getting worst I keep thinking I ve got the big c my past I used to drink a lot of alchol and gave up 7 months ago also gave up smokin every since then I ve been ill I m just so scared can u please help me??
Asked On : Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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Welcome to the forum.

Pain below the ribs can be due to gastric problem, acid reflux, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, irritation in the spleen, etc. There is nothing to fear, you need to see a doctor and get clinically examined for any swelling, tenderness, inflammation, etc.

You should get routine blood tests, LFT and USG done to detect the cause of your problem at the earliest. Anti-emetics, analgesics, ranitidine tabs can be of help, take medicines only after consultation with the treating doctor.

Avoid alcohol and smoking, it will worsen your condition. You are in need of medical attention, you need infusions and antibiotics to prevent dehydration and to stabilize your condition. Get admitted in a hospital, take care.
Answered: Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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