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I am not feeling well I have this pain - Its far left side

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Hello
I am not feeling wellI have this pain -
Its far left side under my rib cage
It goes to my back it comes and goesI have a fever and i have been having nauseaWhat can it be
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

How long you have these symptoms?

Are you vomiting a lot?

Acute pancreatitis is likely --inflammation of pancreas a major digestive organ.

Viral infection, high triglycerides, gall stones can cause pncreatitis by blocking the pancreatic duct.

This is diagnosed by blood tests and a abdominal scan.

Treatment is supportive, with IV fluids medications.

Symptoms usually improve within a week of treatment.
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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Only today
Bit its getting worse
Especially after eating
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.

Ok at least this can be viral infection of the stomach lining causing gastritis.

Probably not serious.

But you still should see your doctor for a clinical evaluation.

Over the counter antacids can be tried.

Please stay on liquid diet only.

Best wishes

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I have stomach ulcers
And taking medications for thatThis is different pain
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.

Do you notice any black tary stool?

Any blood in the vomiting?

Since you already have stomach ulcer that can flare up as more likely cause.

Otherwise, this can be pancreatitis as I initially suggested --that will cause severe and different pain.

Treatment and causes as I guidelined above.

Best wishes

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No blk stoolIm worse todayFever
Chills
Smelly urine
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.

Ok in that case, kidney infection or pyelonephritis is likely.

Smelly urine, fever chills are common with kidney infection.

You will need to go to the hospital for further evaluation and IV antibiotics initially.

Best wishes

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