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Pain under left ribs?

(5 Posts)
confusednortherner Tue 10-Jan-17 22:23:46

I keep getting this niggling pain on my left side at the base of my ribs. It's on the side towards the back. Any ideas?

shewolfmum Tue 10-Jan-17 22:54:36

Colon...pancreas...any digestive issues?

confusednortherner Wed 11-Jan-17 08:44:09

That makes sense, ibs related possibly then....

Imnotaslimjim Wed 11-Jan-17 08:55:40

Under the ribs I'd consider a chest infection if you've been ill at all recently. Does it hurt more when you breath in?

sadie9 Wed 11-Jan-17 09:44:12

Could be stomach related. As your stomach goes around over to the left there under the ribs.
Try some Rennies or gaviscon, or an over the counter stomach acid inhibitor like omeprazole or nexium or pantoprazole for a few days and see if that relieves it.
If it's worse when your tummy is empty, or after eating acidic foods (or wine etc) it's probably stomach. Likewise you get the pain and then eat something, drink some milk, and see if that relieves it.

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