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Left-sided chest pain, pain on applying pressure. X-ray normal. Suggestions?

I have been suffering pain for around 10 years to the left hand side of my chest , around the area of my bottom rib. Any pressure on this area causes pain. It has been getting worse of late. My GP investigated this around 10 years ago by doing an x-ray but nothing showed and there was no follow up done. Can you suggest what I should do now? Thanks
Asked On : Thu, 6 Dec 2012
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If this problem is going on for the last 10 yrs, it is very unlikely to be something serious. However, it is useful to get a follow-up chest X-ray once again. Sometimes if a part of your stomach herniates through the diaphragm (called hiatus hernia with acid reflux), it can give you pain in the area you have mentioned. Better to get an endoscopy done if you are willing or a barium swallow. Try taking some anti-acid medication from your doctor called proton pump inhibitor and see if this helps. best wishes.
Answered: Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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