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Pain on left side under rib cage, nausea, slight fever. Causes and cure?

Hi, My son is 16, and experiencing some pain on his left side under his rib cage. He had it going on last week, as well. He had been sick, and to his family doctor, He was treated for a stomach flu , and nausea . But now he once again is sick, has this ongoing pain, slight fever , and some nausea. Any Idea, what could be happening here?
Asked On : Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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Hi
Pain on left side under rib cage may be due to enlargement of spleen.It is enlarged in many conditions like Malaria,Typhoid,Blood disorders etc
He has to be investigated with Blood tests including peripheral smear,Ultrasound abdomen.
Till then give him Paracetamol tablet,Tablet Rabeprazole with domperidone and Anti spasmodic like Dicyclomine.
If you come back with reports,i will clarify further.
Wish him speedy recovery
Regards
Answered: Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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