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What causes constant left-sided pain below rib cage?

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Posted on Wed, 2 Dec 2015
Question: I'm having constant pain on the left side just below my rib cage. What could cause such pain?
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Answered by Dr. Amit Jain (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Go to GP for physical examination and some tests

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thanks for putting your query in hcm.

I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms seem to be related to inflammation,an infection or intestinal or renal colic that is pain of intestinal or kidney origin.

Since it is below rib cage it appears to be extracardiac.

I recommend consulting with your GP for a careful physical examination, a chest X ray, ultrasound abdomen and some blood lab tests like complete haemogram, ESR, Kidney function tests


I hope I have answered your query and this will help you. If you have any further query I will be happy to answer that too. Remain in touch and get-well soon.

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What causes constant left-sided pain below rib cage?

Brief Answer: Go to GP for physical examination and some tests Detailed Answer: Hello. Thanks for putting your query in hcm. I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms seem to be related to inflammation,an infection or intestinal or renal colic that is pain of intestinal or kidney origin. Since it is below rib cage it appears to be extracardiac. I recommend consulting with your GP for a careful physical examination, a chest X ray, ultrasound abdomen and some blood lab tests like complete haemogram, ESR, Kidney function tests I hope I have answered your query and this will help you. If you have any further query I will be happy to answer that too. Remain in touch and get-well soon.