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What is causing the stitch like pain in my left hand side stomach?

Hi I have a stitch like pain on and off my left hand side stomach to back ( not when i exercise) it comes and goes, I am 27 not pregnant and also have had not completely soild stools, I had a pain under my rib and couple of weeks ago and have a phlemy cough doctor has ruled out pleurisy as my oxygen levels are fine
Thu, 26 Jun 2014
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Hi.
Thanks for your query.
The pleurisy is diagnosed on X-ray chest and not on oxygen saturation, Please get an X-ray of the chest done.
The respiratory infection in turn can cause an intestinal infection and present the way you have causing loose stools and pain.
Have a course of an antibiotic under the care of a Doctor as you need a prescription.
IF this does not help , you may have to go for further tests related to your symptoms like ultrasonography and colonoscopy ....
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