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Suggest remedy for pain in ribs

I have pain in my lower left side (between above the hip bone and side of lower rib cage near the kidney) that is palpable to the touch for about 4 months now. Abdominal Ultrasound shows no organs abnormalities or enlargement. Pain can be felt on the back of rib cage sometimes near kidney area but mostly on the sides. Blood tests shows all normal levels. MD advice can be muscular related. Need additional advice of what might be causing it. Thanks!
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
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Hello and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

It seems like a condition called costochondritis, other possibility is muscular pain that develops after physical exertion. As of now, you can take analgesics like Ibuprofen or Diclofenac for pain relief. Also, try anti inflammatory drugs like Serratiopeptidase too. Generally, the pain will settle in a couple of days with this symptomatic management. If pain persists for long, better to consult a physician and get evaluated.

Wishing you good health.

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Suggest remedy for pain in ribs

Hello and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. It seems like a condition called costochondritis, other possibility is muscular pain that develops after physical exertion. As of now, you can take analgesics like Ibuprofen or Diclofenac for pain relief. Also, try anti inflammatory drugs like Serratiopeptidase too. Generally, the pain will settle in a couple of days with this symptomatic management. If pain persists for long, better to consult a physician and get evaluated. Wishing you good health. Thanks.