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I have a side stitch like pain on my left

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Dr. T Chandrakant

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1984

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Posted on Sat, 22 Dec 2018 in Abdominal Pain
Question: I have a side stitch like pain on my left side. It is dull and comes and goes. I’ve bren through major anxiety lately. Not sure if it is muscular or something else.
Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant 3 minutes later
I am 6 months postpartum and nursing.
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please give additional information

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query.
Noted the history and understood your concerns.
Please give additional information for me to assist you better.
Since when is the pain present?
Is the pain associated with feeling of going for passing motion or urination?
What are the factors that increase the pain? Like movement, coughing or straining...
Does a bulge appear on straining?
Where exactly is the pain?
Any radiation to other parts?
Please give all the details and anything additional as your history will lead to a proper diagnosis.

Awaiting for your detailed feedback.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant 23 minutes later
No pain when urinating. No bulge. Pain has been off and on for weeks. Full pain, not sharp. Pain located by floating rib on left dude under ribs. Doesn’t radiate. Seems worse if I lay on left side and when I get my kids out of car seats. Also, anxiety seems to make it worse.
Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant 6 minutes later
Dull pail and not constant
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Most probably costochondritis.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your feedback.
our history is suggestive of a condition called costochondritis.
There is an inflammation of the lower part of the ribs along with the muscles attached with it.
The pain worsens with the situations you mentioned.
I would advise you the following in such a situation:
Give rest to the part by avoiding any movements that increase pain.
Control of anxiety is very important.
Local application of Rubefacient liniments helps.
SOS means when needed, the anti-inflammatory with painkiller property medications under prescription of your Doctor.
Short courses of steroids orally may be needed as per the schedule for nursing Mothers.

Please get examined and get a proper prescription of our Doctor.

Take care.
All the best.
No anxiety please.

Please give feedback.

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