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Treatment For Pain Under Rib Cage, Itchy Skin, Metallic Taste In Mouth?

I have had a dull pain under my right rib cage that comes and goes for over 6 months. I also have ocassional itchy skin at the same location? Not necessarily at the same time as the dull ache? Also get a metallic taste in mouth, occasionally? No heartburn or acid reflux. Sometimes bloating with gas.
Mon, 8 May 2017
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Dear patient thanks for the question.
JUdging by your symptoms it seems to be a kidney disease.

A build-up of wastes in the blood (called uremia) can make food taste like metal and cause bad breath. You may also notice that you stop liking to eat meat, or that you are losing weight because you just don't feel like eating.
All you have to do is get your renal profile checked along with serum electrolytes and a diagnosis can be made

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Treatment For Pain Under Rib Cage, Itchy Skin, Metallic Taste In Mouth?

Dear patient thanks for the question. JUdging by your symptoms it seems to be a kidney disease. A build-up of wastes in the blood (called uremia) can make food taste like metal and cause bad breath. You may also notice that you stop liking to eat meat, or that you are losing weight because you just don t feel like eating. All you have to do is get your renal profile checked along with serum electrolytes and a diagnosis can be made i hope this helped