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Pain under ribcage, better on fasting, overweight. No history of high BP, diabetes. Pain due to swollen spleen?

Yes, thank you. I have a pain on my left side under my rib cage. I have just started fasting on Monday and it s gotten a little better. I am overweight 100+lbs, that is the reason I am fasting & will start on a healtly vegitarian/fruit/legums/ nuts program in a few weeks. I didn t start this program because of the pain, I have had it for about 2 months now. I just need to get the weight off. I don t have any other pains or symtoms or H/B/Pressure, diabetis, heart problems.........nothing else. Could this be a swollen spleen?
Asked On : Sat, 14 Jul 2012
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HI ! It is good that you have thought of starting on a healthy diet for correcting your weight.Initially you may try a proton pump inhibitor and a prokinetic agent. If your bowel habits are normal , you should go for an ultrasound of the abdomen to exclude any abdominal pathology like your query on enlarged spleen. This can be also excluded with clinical examination, for which you will have to get yourself reviewed by your family physician.
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