Moderate left flank pain

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The other day, I started having some pain on my left side right below my ribs. The pain is continuously getting worse and it hurts to move, take a deep breath and trying to sleep is impossible. I've been unable to finish a full meal also, even though I'm crazy hungry. Trying to get over yet another sinus infection but it's just not happening. The pain is excruciating and I can't figure this one out. Being an emt, I know my quadrants and what's in them. Don't think it's a rib so I'm leaning more towards spleen. Help!!! Thanks!

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    When you say you are an EMT, do you mean ENT?   What tests have you had? Try a food diary and eat little bur often. See your doctor again.
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    How do I add a picture? I took one that clearly shows the difference between the left and right sides.
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      Open the message box and you will see four icons on the top right hand corner.  One is for bold text, the second is italics, the third is a smiley face which when you at it straight on looks like a colon (two vertical dots) and a single bracket. You will see that it looks like a happy face when you look at it vertically.  The fourth icon is coloured red at the bottom and looks like a hill and has a red dot above it.  This is the icon that you click to add a picture.
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