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I have severe pain under rib cage that goes and comes it

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i have severe pain under rib cage that goes and comes it starts with a low pain and gets worse and worse and worse then goes away off and on all day and eating does not make it better or worse
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: nothng is making the pain better or worse I have tried tumms and it does not seem to do anything I have hardley ate and started about a week ago
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no I am 54 and in good shape 5'8 155lbs
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.

I am sorry you are having pain under your rib cage. is this your left or right rib cage.

tums area mild antacid.

you may need something stronger like zantac or prilosec over time to help decrease stomach acid pain which often will cause pain under the left ribs.