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Severe persisting pain under the rib cage. Painful while breathing, coughing or sneezing. Loss of appetite, chills. any suggestions?

I have had an excruciating sharp pain underneath my right lower rib cage for about 4 days. It is very painful when I breathe deeply, laugh, cough , or sneeze . I constantly have the chills, and have a lack of energy. I dont have much of an appetite and I have been feeling bloated. The other strange occurrence, though I m not sure it us connected what so ever, is a little over a week ago I had my period and it was extremely heavy (a super tampon was sometimes not even lasting an hour) for about 4 days. Any thoughts?
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thanks for your query

i can feel your concerns

i advise you to take rest

donot put weight

cold massage is also helpful

you can also apply some local painkiller like diclofenac sodium on site

take some oral painkiller as well

i advise you to consult your doctor for proper examination

you may need few investigations like x-ray after consulting your doctor

wishing you a speedy recovery

Hope i have ansewered your query
i am available for your help
Answered: Tue, 16 Jul 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Vakul Aren's  Response
Welcome to HCM.The pain in the lower right rib cage couild be secondary to gall bladder disease like gall stones/infection,liver diseases,musculoskeletal causes like muscle spasm/rib strain/muscle tear due to overstraining /myalgia secondary to viral infection.The fatigue and anorexia could also be secondary to a acute viral infection .The heavy menstrual bleeding could be secondary to hormonal imbalance,fibroids in the uterus,due to IUD use and due to systemic disease including infections.A examination by your doctor will help identify any such problem.
Answered: Tue, 16 Jul 2013
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