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Chronic pain under the rib, back pain. History of hypothyroidism and lupus. What is your opinion?

Hi,dear dr. I m ruijina.I got chronic pain under and around my left side rib.It cause back pain too. the pain felt like three degree out of ten. In the night deep sleep,sudden needle pain(only seconds ) could wake me up.This pain started in may 2010,almost three years. I have hypothyroid and lupus problem.My dr. said I got muscle inflamation.How is you opinion?Thanks
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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The constant pain under the rib cage on the left side could be due to a musculoskeletal inflammation, gastritis, hiatus hernia, or a cardiac cause. Inflammation of the lungs also needs to be ruled out after a proper examination.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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