I have had lower left rib cage and chest pain since August last year. I have had a gatroscopy, chest xray, full abdomen ultrasound, full blood count test, cholestorel test, diabetes test, thyroid test, iron test and all came out normal. The pain has dissappered before but has been there most of the time. It seems to have worsened a bit and radiates to my lower back down to my bottom.
I had a kidney infection about 3 weeks ago and had blood tests done but all seemed fine there as well.
I have been smoking since my teens, managed to give up 2 years ago, but then stop and start all the time.
I don't experience shortness of breath or have a cough? Could this be lung related?
A doctor diagnosed me in June with costochondritis because my ribs are sore to the touch. It also feels like there is some sort of a glitch when i touch my left side.
Given the negative test-results from all the examinations youâve done till now, it doesnât seem likely that your symptoms are related to a lung disorder. The organ we call the lungs, in fact, can not experience pain because a lung doesnât have sensory nerves to communicate pain. Only the tissue that covers the lungs (the pleura) can communicate pain. If the pleura is affected, the pain becomes worse when inhaling air. Inflammation of the ribsâ cartilage (costochondritis) manifests with pain and some swelling and could be a possible diagnosis.
You can also request a blood examination to confirm or exclude the parvovirus infection because such an infection can cause similar symptoms.
You can also request an X-ray image of the vertebral column to exclude spondylotic changes of the vertebrae. A kidney infection is a serious disease and it may also cause such pain!
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