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My symptons are stomach,back and side(rib) pains what is wrong with me.


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replied January 30th, 2012
Abdominal Pain Answer A30947
Hello and welcome to e health forum. ‎

Having upper abdominal or lower chest pain, or pain in the side - can be due to the following ‎causes:- ‎

‎1. Musculoskeletal pain‎
‎2. Acute gastritis ‎
‎3. Splenomegaly - associated with infections like Infectious mononucleosis, Malaria, etc. ‎
‎4. Lower lobe Pneumonia ‎
‎5. Colitis ‎
‎6. Pancreatitis, ‎
‎7. Intra Abdominal abscesses. ‎

Musculoskeletal inflammatory pain can be diagnosed if the pain ‎‎increases on ‎‎specific movements or ‎on direct pressure on the affected area. Such pain can respond to ‎‎medications ‎‎like Ibuprofen 400 mg ‎taken three times a day. This generally resolves within a week.

Pneumonia:- Here the pain increases on deep breaths and is associated with symptoms ‎‎‎‎‎like cough, expectoration of mucus or purulent sputum, etc. This can be diagnosed with physical ‎examination, Differential Leucocyte count, sputum testing as well as Chest X ray. ‎Treatment with a ‎course of antibiotics might help to clear the infection. ‎

Pain that originates due to renal issues (Stones, infection) is usually episodic , spasmodic or colicky in ‎nature, ‎‎‎‎‎originating ‎in the flank and radiating to the lower belly, inner thigh. It is ‎associated with other ‎‎‎‎symptoms like ‎nausea, vomiting ‎and systemic features due to any infection. ‎

For the time being, you can take OTC medications like Advil, to control the pain. Antacids (Tums, ‎mylanta) can help to control the acidity, associated with gastritis. Bismuth tablets can help to reduce ‎the spasmodic pain. ‎

But for a proper diagnosis of your condition, a physical examination by your doctor and a few tests ‎including X ray , ultrasound or CT might be needed. ‎

Hence you may consult with your doctor for the same. ‎

I hope this helps.‎



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