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Suggest treatment for pain in the ribs

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Posted on Sat, 9 Sep 2017
Question: I went for a check up because of pain under left rib area, which seems to extend a little more to the left , I thought I felt a lump, the pain isn;t all the time I was on Invokana, which I had really bad yeast infections 3 times in 4 months, he took me off and put me on Metfomin for now, I thought maybe the med was causing me more heart problems, I had a heart attack 11 years ago, had left branch bundle bridgeing, because of very low Potassium, thats what I thought might be the problem again, He exam and found a very tender spot right under the rib, going for a ultra sound on the 5th, I afraid it might be cancer or more heart problems of the left valve, what is your Idea on this?
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Hello. It looks like a local muscular pain

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. Relax and do not worry. I have gone through your query. So a tender spot in left rib area is most likely due to a local muscular sprain os costochondritis, or enthesitis which is inflammation of joints or ligaments. Heart valve issues or cancer donot present like this. A simple xray or ultrasound will clear the picture.
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Brief Answer: Hello. It looks like a local muscular pain Detailed Answer: Hello dear. Relax and do not worry. I have gone through your query. So a tender spot in left rib area is most likely due to a local muscular sprain os costochondritis, or enthesitis which is inflammation of joints or ligaments. Heart valve issues or cancer donot present like this. A simple xray or ultrasound will clear the picture. Thanks and regards