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Thinking I may have shingles, No rash yet. I have had

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Thinking I may have shingles
JA: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?
Customer: No rash yet. I have had shingles before, I know there is a debate whether you can get them again. I feel like I have been punched in the back of ribs and front of ribs just under great libe
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Some nausea and fatigue

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This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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These symptoms can be due to the shingles as well without any rash.
If you had shingles before, the rash may not appear for first few days.
Another possibility can be due to the nerve inflammation at the spine.
Degenerative disc disease at the spine for example can cause nerve compression.
Another possibility can be kidney infection causing these symptoms.
Kidney stone can pose risk for infection.
You should get this checked properly with your doctor soon.
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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
What about pain in ribs in the front just on left side? Anything else besides shingles?

Yes nerve compression from mid back arthritis can cause similar symptom.
Underlying heart problem also should be ruled out.

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