Pain in Rib left side

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Hi, I have a pain in my side on my rib for just over 2 weeks, the pain is quite painful but wouldn't class it as severe. I would say the pain is coming from the lower left ribs On the left side of my body. I went to A&E on Sunday because of the pain, they performed and ECG, Blood Tests, Blood Pressure & Chest X Ray which came back fine, the doctor diagnosed me with an intercostal muscle strain. On Tuesday the pain increased so I went to my doctor who diagnosed me with Costochondritis and prescribed me Co Codamol for the pain. I still worry this could be something else like pancreatitis , do you think that this is possible with all the tests I have had? is it normal to have to have this amount of pain just from a muscle/cartilage?

thanks in advance

David

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    The spleen is closer to your left side around the bottom of the rib cage than the pancreas is.. Did you get injured or have an impact in that area recently? 
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      No recent direct injury that I remember, I did have a motorbike accident a year ago which caused pain in the same place but the hospital said it was bruised ribs and would eventually go in time which it did after a few months. I can't think what it would be. My daughter has been a bit more demanding lately wanting to be picked up all the time but apart from that I don't know. 
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    Ok it's been a while so here's the update. Had a few more tests, Ultrasound, Stool sample To test for H Pylori and a few more blood tests, everything came back normal. I was referred to the Gastro who has booked me in for an Endoscopy under sedation on the 3rd of March. I'll let you know how I get on.
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