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Suggest Remedies For Pain In The Ribs

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Posted on Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Question: Hey doctor,

I am a 20 year old male and have been having this pain under my left rib cage it is kind of a dull type of ache and occasionally there is an itchy feeling in the inside of my ribs I have attached an image of where exactly it is . I have had it on and off for the last 2 months and it seemed to come on a couple of weeks after my gastroscopy 2 months ago which I had because of my acid reflux issues which have seemed to have died down. I now also have a colonoscopy scheduled for this monday just to rule out anything bad as the pain sits right under the left side of my rib cage and could be due to my colon from what I have been told? Do you have any ideas on what this could be and could this colonoscopy make things even worse I am on the day before at the moment doing the liquid prep and I feel sick. All the tests I have done have come up clear including the gastroscopy I mentioned, blood tests, urine tests, stool test and now the colonoscopy coming up which will probably show nothing. Could this pain be because of the gastrosocpy I had maybe?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No, gastroscopy can not cause such pain.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern. No, I don't think your pain is due to gastroscopy.
And sorry to say but there is no attachment. Kindly upload again or send it at YYYY@YYYY and address it to my name: Dr Kaushal Bhavsar
Please ask Healthcare Magic team for assistance.
Colonoscopy will mostly come normal because your ultrasound is normal and you are too young (20 years).
Please send attachment so that I can guide you better.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (1 hour later)
Sorry I have attached the image now, another issue though one of the prep tablets that I had it kind of feels like its stuck on the right side of my throat but I am unsure if it is or not. I can still breath and swallow properly and I have been drinking a lot of fluids I have attached the image where it feels like there a something there kind of feels like an ache, would this be something I should worry about since I can still breath fine should I just keep drinking fluids? I can't eat anything solid yet because of the colonoscopy it just kind of hurts there a little when I use a low pitch voice.Another thing a little un related I have noticed that my tongue seems to be completely white almost is this normal or is it something I should see a doctor or dentist about I have attached an image of what it looks like as well thanks.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (53 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You are mostly having multivitamin deficiency.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
I have gone through the images you have attached.
By looking at your tongue, possibility of multivitamin deficiency is more likely.
So take multivitamin tablets containing folic acid, vitamin b 12, vitamin d3, niacin, riboflavin etc.
Drink milk daily.
And about which tablet you are worried about stuck in throat.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (52 minutes later)
It was one of the laxative tablets that I had to take for the colonoscopy tomorrow, but I managed to get it un stuck with water. One thing though assuming the colonoscopy goes all well how long does it usually take to recover from the procedure and is there usually pain afterwards?

How long does it take regain the lost bacteria in the colon and how long until I expect a bowel movement after the procedure? Would it be worth taking a probiotic and if so what type?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No pain after procedure.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.

No pain after colonoscopy, so don't worry.
You may have bowel movement after colonoscopy.
You will regain your normal colon flora in 2-3 days. So eat more curd and yogurt after colonoscopy.
No need to take any probiotic drug.

Please let me know
1. Do you have stressful life?
2. Have you ever undergone ecg?

Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further.

Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (26 hours later)
Ok so in terms of post-colonoscopy mainly having natural foods like yogurt with probiotics is all that is needed? I just completed the colonoscopy and it came up all normal with no further testing required.

I do have a bit of health anxiety and sometimes my job can be a little stressful in the environment I work in as I work in live music as a video producer. I do always seem to feel hyped up as well and there is a lot of adrenaline that goes through me when I get excited which is a lot ahah is that bad thing? What exactly is an ECG I have never done one before is it worth doing at my age and in my situation?

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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
ECG is electro cardio gram.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
It's good that your colonoscopy is normal.
Now no need to worry at all for gastrointestinal causes.
ECG is electro cardio gram.
It is graphical representation of cardiac activity.
It is the most basic test to detect heart disease.
There is dictum in medicine 'left sided chest pain at any age should be evaluated for heart diseases'.
So get done ecg.
If ecg is normal then no need to worry for heart diseases.
Stress and anxiety can also cause similar kind of pain.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (3 hours later)
Can an ECG test be completed through a GP as well and is it painful or anything? My pain isn't in my chest but much lower than that around the rib area. Also with my colonoscopy as well is it normal that I haven't passed any gas yet following the procedure and when can I expect to have a bowel movement again?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No, Ecg is not painful.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
No, ECG is not at all painful. So don't worry.
I am not sure about its availability at GP level but in XXXXXXX some GP can do ecg.
So ask your GP about this.
You are can expect normal bowel movement in 24-48 hours of colonoscopy.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Suggest Remedies For Pain In The Ribs

Brief Answer: No, gastroscopy can not cause such pain. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic. I can understand your concern. No, I don't think your pain is due to gastroscopy. And sorry to say but there is no attachment. Kindly upload again or send it at YYYY@YYYY and address it to my name: Dr Kaushal Bhavsar Please ask Healthcare Magic team for assistance. Colonoscopy will mostly come normal because your ultrasound is normal and you are too young (20 years). Please send attachment so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.