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Pain in light side under ribs, nodule in lung. What treatment should i go under?

In Novemember of 2012 I was awakened by a pain in my left side just under my ribs. I went to the E.R. they found a nodule in my lung also left by accident and said I had diverticlious on my left, sorry not sure of spelling. I have seen a pulmologist and had a colonoscopy . Pulmologist sent me to a thorastic surgeon and P.E.T. scan showed actvity .But my nodule has shrank or nodules I don t know where they are except my lower left and lymph node has shrank same side. My colonoscopy come came out good and all of my blood work as well. But I m still in pain everyone is turning me away saying they don t know why I m hurting. It hurts more at night and it is always the same area and when I m lying down it is worse. And there is a cracking feeling when I breath almost like fluid or something. I m really not sure just tired of hurting. I know this is alot and I m sure more information is needed.
Asked On : Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

A nodule / especially with lymph node / generally needs extensive investigations.
Biopsy is inevitable...follow up with the thoracis surgeon..

Diverticulosis may at times get infected...
Have they not done Upper G I Endoscopy? - for oesophagus, stomach and duodenum?
Were the liver and gall bladder normal?
One may hear gurgling sounds of bowel normally too -
Skeletal muscle spasm from posture could also be responsible..
Anxiety may contribute...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein's  Response
Apr 2013
It sounds like hiatus hernia. All this is caused by high acid secretion. you should do gastroscopy to evaluate this. Symptoms that are experienced are pain and tightness in upper stomach, bloating, breathing difficulties, heartburn, feeling of lump and sore in throat, gurgling sound in throat, fatigue and loss of apetite.
Symptoms are aggravated after meal, long sitting, leaning forward,stress and anxiety. In the beginning this is treated by changing dietary habbits.
You should avoid alcohol,coffee,smoking,fats and fast food, carbonated drinks and eat more milk and milk products, fruit and vegetables,boiled food and natural beverages and teas. 1 hour after meal you should not sit or lay. Also lay with elevated upper body. If you are overweight you should do often exercise. WIsh you good health.
Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. J Kingson John David's  Response
Thanks for using HCM,
Your problem is clearly stated that u are suffering from left side diverticulitis. but Still more details needed to get diagnosis precisely
1)Your Age Group
4)Previous Respiratory tract infection? like cough,cold, Shortness of breath,fever
5)Any history of vomiting if so its nature,,diarhoe/constipation
6)Chest Xray Findings

Whole grain wheat bread
dried fruit/seed/nuts

Dont be Panic.. Have adequate bowel Rest with Antibiotics

Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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