Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
141 Doctors are Online

Pain and tenderness in the lower ribs. Need medication to ease the pain

I have pain around lower left ribs and they are very tender to touch. I can just about get comfortable laid on my left side at night but any other position is impossible without a lot of pain...It was was worse last night following a meal and I think I might be constipated. Have gone without food today and it feels less painful. I m a male aged 65. It just started on its own woke up with discomfort left side the other morning. A warm hot water bottle certainly helped last night to reduce the pain...
Asked On : Fri, 11 Jan 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  47
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Dear Sir,

You are 65 years, you need to understand that these rib and if other bony pains you have can be dangerous.

This type of pain can be becuase of simply a contochondirtis, muscle spasm... but at your age it can be due to some malignancy like multiple myeloma.

Or it can be due to some bone fractures as a result of osteoporosis of old age..

My sincere advise to you is to get a chest x ray, ionized calcium level, vitamin d3 levels, hameogram with ESR.

Its always better to be sure.

Dr Anshul, MD
Answered: Thu, 7 Nov 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor