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I am having a constant severe pain up under the left lower rib cage.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

It started yesterday. I am currently recuperating from a 9 hr neck and spine surgery. Surgery was done 12-26-18, but the longer this goes on, the less likely I feel it is related to the surgery.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Nothing I do relieves the pain at all. Deep inhalation hurts a whole lot more

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Medical
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Yesterday the pain started in this same area only it was in my back. i felt like I had been up and going too much. So as soon as I had a little to eat, I got back in my bed, which DID seem to calm it down some but I woke up about 30 minutes ago with the pain now having moved to the front and much more severe.
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Is anyone out there?
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I'm sorry i contacted you at all. Can you please remove my credit card info? I think I will just go into town and go to the ER.
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 5 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 5 months ago

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 5 months ago

Do you have shortness of breath, pain during deep breathing, increased urinary frequency, urinary burning, heartburn, diarrhea/constipation, nausea, vomiting, fever, loss of appetite, bloating, gas, tenderness on abdomen?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I mentioned before that breathing was painful and deep breathing made it much worse. I am 60 yrs old, female. I have a history of spontaneous pneumothoraxes (left side) years ago which except for the pain being lower, I would compare this to.
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 5 months ago

Your symptoms can be due to Pleurisy.

Spontaneous small pneumothorax can also cause these symptoms.

The other possibilities are;

Hepatitis or liver inflammation.

Acid reflux

Esophagitis.

Kidney inflammation or stone

Abdominal aortic aneurysm.

You need a chest x-ray, ultrasound of abdomen as the initial investigations.

You may need a CT scan of chest and abdomen.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Please cancel. I went on to the ER and am still in the hospital with pneumonia.
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