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Suggest Treatment For Pain In The Ribs

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Posted on Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Question: Is severe pain on the left side below the rib cage a symptom of pancreotitis?
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Answered by Dr. Shinas Hussain (34 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It is possible.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for trusting Healthcaremagic!
I have gone through your query and I can understand your concerns.
Pancreatitis generally cause pain in the epigastrium( just below the middle of your rib cage). But it is possible to get anywhere in the abdomen.
You can simply rule out pancreatitis by doing some simple blood tests. Do serum amylase and lipase level. It is very much increased(in thousands) in patients with pancreatitis. You can also go for an ultrasound scan.
Wishing you good health
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Shinas Hussain (33 minutes later)
If a person experiences very strong persistent paid under left rib cage for a week, what could it be and what do you suggest?
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Answered by Dr. Shinas Hussain (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It could be costochondritis.

Detailed Answer:
Costochondritis can be a possible differential diagnosis. Pancreatitis can also present like this but generally pain is confined to middle of the chest wall.
Other less likely causes are pericarditis and angina.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Suggest Treatment For Pain In The Ribs

Brief Answer: It is possible. Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for trusting Healthcaremagic! I have gone through your query and I can understand your concerns. Pancreatitis generally cause pain in the epigastrium( just below the middle of your rib cage). But it is possible to get anywhere in the abdomen. You can simply rule out pancreatitis by doing some simple blood tests. Do serum amylase and lipase level. It is very much increased(in thousands) in patients with pancreatitis. You can also go for an ultrasound scan. Wishing you good health Thanks