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Frequent Pain Near Left Abdomen Below The Ribcage

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Posted on Tue, 27 Feb 2024
Question: Frequent pain near left abdomen below the ribcage
occurs sometime after consuming the food
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Could be colitis

Detailed Answer:
Welcome,

There could be many reasons for this pain in abdomen. Mstly it could be due to colitis, gastric ulcer, or maybe a spleen enlargement. Since when do you have these symptoms? Do you have any other symptoms?
Do you have diarhea or constipation?
Do you get acidity?
Do you feel any lump on left side?
How is your breathing?
How is your diet?
A definite diagnosis can be made by examination (preferably by a surgeon) and some tests like typhidot, stool examination microscopy, cyst and ova. An ultrasound abdomen may also be needed.
Meanwhile drink cleaner water. Take some cow's milk after spicy meals.

Please answer above questions so that I am better able to help.
Regards,
Dr Vaishalee
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (18 hours later)
Hi Dr Vaishalee,
i have not gone through any diagnosis yet and mostly when i have heavy meals i get more pain and mostly after the food i can feel small pain
Do you have diarhea or constipation?
not sure
Do you get acidity?
yes
Do you feel any lump on left side?
kind of yes
How is your breathing?
normal
How is your diet?
Normal
activity like playing badminton regularly
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Get examined by a surgeon

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

Although gastric ulcer and colitis are possible in your case. A feeling of lump requires a diagnosis by a surgeon. He may run tests like an ultrasound of whole abdomen to find cause.

For acidity you may try the following:
- Avoid spicy foods and excessive eating
- Eat food when hungry at regular times
- Eat fruits during snack time
- Avoid bread or other foods that can aggravate acidity
- Drink antacids like gelusil, tums or cow's milk after a spicy or heavy meal
- Can take acidity medicines like pantoprazole if needed

Regards,
Dr Vaishalee
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Frequent Pain Near Left Abdomen Below The Ribcage

Brief Answer: Could be colitis Detailed Answer: Welcome, There could be many reasons for this pain in abdomen. Mstly it could be due to colitis, gastric ulcer, or maybe a spleen enlargement. Since when do you have these symptoms? Do you have any other symptoms? Do you have diarhea or constipation? Do you get acidity? Do you feel any lump on left side? How is your breathing? How is your diet? A definite diagnosis can be made by examination (preferably by a surgeon) and some tests like typhidot, stool examination microscopy, cyst and ova. An ultrasound abdomen may also be needed. Meanwhile drink cleaner water. Take some cow's milk after spicy meals. Please answer above questions so that I am better able to help. Regards, Dr Vaishalee