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searing burning pain down from rib left side. extremely hurts/

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searing burning pain down from rib left side. extremely hurts/ burns when I bend over. Hurts with pressure, sneezing but not in a resting state. Female, age 45 last BM 12 hours ago, last menstral 1 week ago, no major illnesses now or in past. no surgeries. BP averages 100/70
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Dr. Saha :

Hello,

Dr. Saha :

Thank you for your question,

Dr. Saha :

I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.

Dr. Saha :

When did the pain start?

Customer:

yesterday

Dr. Saha :

How frequently do you feel it?

Customer:

when bending over, sometimes sneezing, or when pressure applied hence like bending over etc

Dr. Saha :

Does the pain go away when you remain still?

Customer:

yes

Dr. Saha :

Do you have any other symptom?

Customer:

tender too

Dr. Saha :

Where do you feel the tenderness exactly?

Customer:

currently no other symptons, if I put my fingers under my left rib, about 3 fingers...and push down lightly it is tender and with slight pressure the pain

Customer:

feels like it is burning yet torn feeling

Dr. Saha :

Do you have difficulty in breathing?

Customer:

no, took some deep breaths just now, no pain as I have had pleurisy before but this feels completely different

Dr. Saha :

Is there any swelling or bloating?

Customer:

if I squeeze it as I just did I can feel the burning again, like a sucking in squeeze motion

Customer:

no swelling or bloating differences

Dr. Saha :

The pain can be due to a few factors.

Dr. Saha :

Pain on pressure or tenderness on left side below ribs can come from gastritis, reflux.

Dr. Saha :

Reflux can be increased on bending.

Dr. Saha :

Inflammation of pancreas can cause pain & tenderness there.

Dr. Saha :

Again pain on bending or sneezing can be related to nerve.

Dr. Saha :

There can be nerve impingement.

Dr. Saha :

Shingles is also a common cause of pain there.

Dr. Saha :

Though pleurisy pain can be increased by sneezing but there should be cough or other symptoms.

Dr. Saha :

I would suggest to take an examination by doctor.

Customer:

I ruled out pleurisy only because I have had it and it was a different feeling. I will call my general prac. shortly.

Dr. Saha :

You need to take a few tests.

Dr. Saha :

Ultrasound, EKG, X ray, blood tests can be necessary.

Customer:

sounds perfectly normal there.

Customer:

I am leaning towards stomach related, intestinal and will now rule out pancreas.

Customer:

just basing of course on and how it is feelings. earlier when i bent over I wanted to shout it felt like someone put a branding iron inside of me

Dr. Saha :

An ultrasound, enzyme tests would be helpful.

Customer:

Thank you.....at least I will be prepared...for most of those when I go in.

Dr. Saha :

You are always welcome.

Dr. Saha :

 


My goal is to provide you with excellent service.

If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know
Customer:

I believe you have shared enough information to get me in the right direction.

Customer:

I will continue to monitor when and how for a little bit

Customer:

so I can provide my family dr the right info

Dr. Saha :

Yes, you need to provide enough information which aggravate the pain.

Customer:

coming from a family of nurses...I learned to do just that. LOL thank you again.

Dr. Saha :

I also thought like that as you used medical terms properly.

Customer:

Have a good day. I will write some of your info down as well as ideas to monitor for.

Dr. Saha :

You are again welcome.

Dr. Saha :
Best wishes.
Customer:

I took Medical term. in college might have helped.

Customer:

Thank you!! Have a good day

Dr. Saha :
Good luck.

Dr. Saha :

If you are satisfied, please leave an excellent rating.

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