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What causes severe pain under the rib cage?

Apr 2017
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I am having sharp sever pain under my ribcage..started about a week ago much worse now. no nausea, not affected by breathing..coughing makes it worse,pain leve at about an 8/10. I think eating too. not really sure i'm not hungry and have been eating mostly soup....went to er had ultrasound and heart monitor..nothing remarkable. pain is continuous and not relief from muscle relaxer they sent me home with. need relief or at least some possible considerations.
Fri, 27 Apr 2018 in Abdominal Pain
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 44 minutes later
Brief Answer:
acute pathology needs hospitalisation as soon as possible .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear

Warm welcome to
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* This is in relation with acute condition of upper abdominal organs or lower lobe
of lungs likely .

* As the intensity of pain is much severe , you need hospitalisation , intravenous
pain management with simultaneous evaluation from CT scan and other
modalities according to the clinical judgement in ER .

* Can take tab. ibuprofen ( 400 ) mg with cap. omeprazole ( 20 ) mg with some
tea or coffee at present ( if it is immediately available ) .

Wishing you fine recovery .

Welcome for any further guidance .
Regards take care .
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