Medical Questions > Conditions and Diseases > Digestive and Bowel Disorders Forum

pain under left rib

Must Read
Chronic pain affects more than 70 million Americans. But what is pain? And how can pain management help relieve different types of pain? Basic facts here....
How does the nervous system work to register pain? And what are the major causes of acute and chronic pain? Plus, who's at risk of pain here....
Acute and chronic pain manifest different symptoms. Learn the difference here and know when to seek medical help for pain....
My 15 year old son as be having these symptoms for about 6 months, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, flushed face, pain under left rib cage, tender to touch. We have been to doctors and have had MANY tests done for stomach problems. Everything has cam back normal so far. The doctors' seem to run into a wall. I would gladly appreciate any idea, what to do next.
Did you find this post helpful?
|

User Profile
replied June 27th, 2009
Unfortunately, there are a variety of different conditions and illnesses that might cause the symptoms that you mention. Allergies or intolerances to certain foods might be one possibility. Chronic infection of the GI tract is another. There are also a couple of rare tumors that can cause symptoms such as these, although they are especially uncommoin in younger people.

I would suggest that, if it has not already been done, that your son be referred to a pediatric GI specialist at a major university teaching hospital in your area.

I hope that your son, and you, can find a doctor who can find the cause, or causes, for your son's health problems, and treat him effectively.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

http://doctorwascher.com



A landmark, evidence-based guide to a healthy cancer-prevention lifestyle, based on cutting-edge cancer research.
|
Did you find this post helpful?
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Digestive and Bowel Disorders , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.