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I'm Donald, I am getting pain and discomfort in my ribs

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Hi, I'm Donald, I am getting pain and discomfort in my ribs in bed, it started in my left side a few months ago, but now it is on both sides and tonight its also in the centre of my back
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.
Thanks for this question DonaldThis could be a variety of thingsI have a few questions for you in order to help you better1)how old2)any other medical issues3)do you have acid reflux
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.
Thanks for this questionPlease don't forget a positive rating. I apprecaite itIf you have more questions, just reply
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
HiDr. Phil,I am 75, I do have acid reflux,have high blood pressure, have wear in my cervical spine.Also have been suffering with AF. and am having an ablation in May
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.
This could be acid reflux or cardiac At your age and history I wouldn't take any risksyou need to get on medicine for reflux.and get checked right away
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.
Please don't forget to look at the rating scale for me.I am credited for work only when you rate positiveIf you have more questions, just reply :)
Expert:  Nadim Al-Mubarak replied 10 months ago.
Hi there, This is very unlikely to be reflux disease (GERD), Rip and upper back pains are not manifestation of GERD. I can certainly be skeletal muscle pain given your spine issues but it can also be of cardiac source which it the more serious. While it is easy to blame on the spine and skeletal origin (or GERD), serious heart condition needs to be considered and evaluated immediately
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.
thanks for agreeing with me