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What does a pain under left rib with burping and bloating indicate?

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What does a pain under left rib mean with a lot of burping and bloating
Posted Fri, 7 Feb 2014 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 17 minutes later
Brief Answer: Detailed below. Detailed Answer: Hello! Thank you for the query. Under left rib there is a part of large intestine and a part of stomach. Issues of both organs can give such symptoms. Stomach issues (like peptic ulcer) give pain which starts after a meal. Nausea and burping can be present along with chest burning. Large intestine issues (like diverticulitis or colon cancer) give bloating, constipation and/or diarrhea, blood in stool, mucus in stool. Depending of which issues is more probable you should have gastroscopy (for stomach diagnostics) or colonoscopy (for large intestine diagnostics). In both cases abdominal ultrasound and blood work should be also done. Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions. Regards.
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