Sore just under left rib

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I have been getting some pain and discomfort under the very bottom of my left rib! It co we and goes! Sometimes it feels like there is a lump and sometimes it goes!

Any ideas xx

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    I would ask your doctor about costochondritis. Does the pain spread down the front of your rib cage, the sides and front of your breasts and upper part of your back?  I had this for three months and it was extremely pain to touch or lie on.  When people hugged me or when I was carrying washing to the washing machine it was agony.
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      Yes. A couple of years back, the costochondritis started in October.  I went to the doctor in December and she diagnosed it straight away.  She told me that the best I could do was take nurofen and wait it out and that by January, the pain would probably go which it did.  Strangely enough, a few days after seeing the doctor, the pain began to improve without taking any medication. I have heard that steroids are usually what is prescribed.

      I asked what had caused it.  She said no one really knows but stress can be a factor.  I had had a lot of stress that year.  She also said that the chest wall has many bones and this is why I felt many so many hard lumps on my chest.  I initially panicked about this, and obsessively compared each side of my chest wall to see if each was the same.  I am very boney there and this is why I felt them more.

      My major anxiety though, was my breasts because this was where the majority of my pain was.  I began even to think I needed a scan.  After I got over this, I got IBS which probably started in the following February but the pain went away. In March, my stomach pain came back and became constant.  It wasn't diagnosed till mid May.

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    I am also suffering from same conditions for a long time,a mild  pain starts under the left rib and then spreads up into the left front and back and left sholder.I haven't visited any doctor yet but I think it stomach problem. I am some what obese and trying to reduce my weight. I think it is due to stomach weakness because it never increases and always stays mild.
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    Well went to See my GP today and he confirmed what I was thinking! That's that it is probably IBS.

    Anyone got any updates xx

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