Posted by: Aslam | 2012/06/20

Pain below Rib Cage (LHS)

Hello Doctor. I have been experiencing pain only when I bend forward just below my Rib Cage, on my Left Side. It seems to be getting worse over the past few days now. I think it is around the oesophagus/upper stomach area. I am not over-weight and my weight has been constant. Please advise what could be causing this. Thanks alot.

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Our expert says:
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It is possible that you have strained a muscle or that you have inflammation of the ribcage. It is also possible that you might have gastric reflux disease but the pain will then be worse after meals. I therefore, suggest that you consult your doctor for an examination to find the definate cause.


Dr Anrich

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Posted by: Michelle Armstrong | 2012/06/21

Hi Aslam, i sounds very similar to a condition I had which took ages to diagnose. Costochondritis (severe inflamation of the rib cartilage) google it and see if your symtoms match

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