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Pain in lower rib. Histroy of myeloma, operated on d8 and d9, bone marrow transplant. Cause?

Hi, i am a myeloma survivor, i am having right lower rib pain. It is getting better if i wear belt supporting dorsal spine. Also when i rest and sleep. When i stand for longer period it gets worst. I was operated on d8 d9 for cord compression due to tumor 3 years back. Under went 7 cycles of len dex therapy than had autologus bone marrow transplant. Now in complete i dont know what causes this pain.?.
Asked On : Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Although pain in ribs can be due to so many different causes you should be extra cautious as you are a myeloma survivor.Myeloma bone disease is very ommon in myeloma patient .Typically myeloma bone pain is very deep seated ;disturbing and extremely painful.It is also less responsive to typical pain killers.
Please visit your oncologist to confirm whether it is due to relapse of myeloma or not.If it is due to other causes like mechanical pain there is no need to worry . If you have myeloma bone disease treatments like local radiotherapy or bisphosphonates are helpful.
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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