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Stabbing pain under ribs, left side. This is not a constant

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Stabbing pain under ribs, left side. This is not a constant pain, occurrs off and on since
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Other than the pain, do you have any other symptoms?
Does any specific thing seem to bring on the pain?
What makes it better?
Do you have any medical problems or take any medication?
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

It come and goes. Today it seems to be more constant. I do have ulcers, but when my pain from my ulcers occur it is much lower on my left side than this pain.

Pain in this area can be from a large number of things. As you already mentioned, stomach problems, like an ulcer can be at fault, as can pancreas problems, colon problems and sometimes lung issues.
What I don't like is that it has been going on for over two months.
I think it is time to get in to your primary care MD for a complete exam. At this point I don't think home advice and continued treatment is the way to go.....
I realized that this was not the answer you were hoping to hear but it would be unfair to you and unprofessional of me were I provide you with anything less than truthful and honest information.
Surely, you prefer that I tell the truth rather than what you wish to hear. Because it reflects very poorly on me unless you press one of the top three faces, keep this in mind when rating my answer and please do not punish me for being honest. I understand that you would have preferred an online treatment plan but, to tell the truth, I think it is time to throw in the towel and see your doctor....
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

This pain has been going on for since 4/6/13, not 2 months.