What causes pain in the left lower ribs?
Most probably costochondritis or muscle pain.
Thanks for your query and an elucidate history.
Noted the history and understood your concerns well.
As per the history you have given this looks to be a case of costochondritis.
This may be aggravated by stress and anxiety; flu, exertion and so on.
Pancreatic cancer does not cause such a pain in the left lower rib.
The thought of cancer or so increases the anxiety level.
In milder form there may not be much tenderness to elicitate.
It is better to get an X-ray of the chest and Ultrasound of abdomen to rule out any underlying other pathology.
I hope this answer helps you.
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As detailed below.
Thanks for your feedback.
Since there are palpitations, please get your Thyroid function tests asap- as soon as possible; it is good to get a cardiac check up too.
As there is a lot of anxiety, costochondritis is the most probable diagnosis.
Hence part of the management is as follows:
Relief from anxiety
Discuss with your Doctor about costochondritis and its management.
Local warmth by heat pads or by rubefacient liniment.
Anti-inflammatory with painkiller properties like Ibuprofen.
Oral steroids in tapering dosages help a lot.
Alleviate anxiety by self-control or prescription based medications.
I hope this answer helps you further.
Palpitations can have many reasons and it is better to get it properly diagnosed or ruling out by the tests and evaluations.
If all the relevant tests are normal then the obvious cause can be only anxiety needing medications for anxiety that will help all your problems.
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