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What causes recurring pain under ribs along with pain in stomach and back?

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Posted on Thu, 21 May 2015
Question: I have had scan blood test am waiting to have gastroscopy...my go thought I had gallbladder problem... but proven all clear... I have had pain under ribs stomach and back and sternum..severe attacks On and off since February. had each fine my stools are XXXXXXX colour..I have trumped it relieved it
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
need some details to guide you better

Detailed Answer:
Hello

My name is Dr Muhammad Ali Rauf & i will look into your problem.

I have gone through your query and would try to help you in the best possible way. There could be a number of causes for abdominal pain. I would be in a better position to guide you anything if you answer following questions please:

1. since when are you having pain?
2. Does pain settle/improve after taking food?
3. does pain radiate from one side to any other side?
4. any history of nausea, vomiting or fever?
5. any history of constipation or diarrhea?
6. have you undergone any test like CBC, ultrasound abdomen, urine complete, LFts, etc? if yes then please share results
7. are you on any medication?
8. any history of diabetes, hypertension, heart problem or other illness?
9. any family history of chronic illness?
10. any other symptom that you would like to share?
11. does pain aggravate while taking fatty meal(in specific)?

I will be looking forward for the answers to conclude the discussion in the best interest of yours.
Thank You
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (8 hours later)
had pain since February... stools are XXXXXXX color...bit constipated at times.it doesn't have a specific relief if eaten...I get gripey tummy pain does radiate ribs back sternum... has bloods all normal.. had scan normal..
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (10 hours later)
Brief Answer:
See description please

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thank you for getting back with the answers. We need to rule our certain conditions like hemolysis & gastritis.As you are scheduled for gastrosopy so it will rule out gastritis. Clay colored stool usually occurs if there is increased bilirubin levels in stool. Meanwhile If i were your treating doctor then i would have advised following things:

- CBC with retic count to confirm if there is any sign of hemolysis
- serum bilirubin levels
- sucralfate suspension thrice a day for 5 days
- a baseline ECG to confirm status of heart
- take small frequent meals.
- take 30-45mins walk/exercise daily in the evening. It will make you fresh, healthy and is good for digestion.
- Don't lie down immediately after taking meal
- Eat a diet rich in fiber, especially from fruits and vegetables

> AVOID:
fatty & oily food.
spices
heavy meals at night
carbonated & caffeine drinks
chocolates

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help if not then don't forget to close the discussion and rate it.
Wishing you good health !!
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Brief Answer: need some details to guide you better Detailed Answer: Hello My name is Dr Muhammad Ali Rauf & i will look into your problem. I have gone through your query and would try to help you in the best possible way. There could be a number of causes for abdominal pain. I would be in a better position to guide you anything if you answer following questions please: 1. since when are you having pain? 2. Does pain settle/improve after taking food? 3. does pain radiate from one side to any other side? 4. any history of nausea, vomiting or fever? 5. any history of constipation or diarrhea? 6. have you undergone any test like CBC, ultrasound abdomen, urine complete, LFts, etc? if yes then please share results 7. are you on any medication? 8. any history of diabetes, hypertension, heart problem or other illness? 9. any family history of chronic illness? 10. any other symptom that you would like to share? 11. does pain aggravate while taking fatty meal(in specific)? I will be looking forward for the answers to conclude the discussion in the best interest of yours. Thank You