Upper left rib pain

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Hi just wondering I anyone has any ideas, I have had upper rib pain for about 4 weeks, I have recently been treated for a Uti which caused me to have 3 visits to hospital, I had bloods and urine samples taken which came back with the urine test showing white cells. The pain comes into my ribs with a stabbing pain which is there now and again not constant. I have had examinations with  doctors and was reassured it was nothing to do with my spleen, it feels like more of a discomfort than pain, it does spread into my back on the left side but I do occasionally get it in my right rib and back. I was treated with 2 antibiotics and I am waiting for an ultrasound of my abdomen and kidneys just wondered if anyone had any ideas? Thanks 😊

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    Hi Melissa,

    Your pain sounds a lot like mine but mine started under my right rib and wrapped around then went to my left and wrapped around. My doc diagnosed me with gastritis. I was really tender on my right side and she did a liver exam and said it felt fine. I also have had blood tests done as well as liver and kidney function tests, X-rays of my upper back and chest, I even asked for a test of my pancreas because I couldn't stop worrying (I'm 26 lol), a d dimer and a urinalysis. All which have came back normal. Currently I'm waiting on my results from my abdominal ultrasound. I also just got done taking Keflex for a UTI. I wish you the best and hope you get some answers soon! 

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      Thanks for your reply, I was on 2 difffernt antibiotics one didn't work then the other did, I did another urine sample this week and it has come back clear , I was told the pain could be muscular aswell. I asked them to check twice with my liver and spleen as I worry a lot too (I'm only 23) and it was all fine, I'm hoping to get my ultrasound appointment through soon was your pain gradual and on and off? Thanks 

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      What antibiotic did you start with? I started with cipro and then had to start the keflex for 3 days. Had to take it 4 times a day, yuck. My pain is on and off. I remember one night the right side of my back under my rib started hurting, like a real bad squeezing pain. I couldn't lay on my back because it was uncomfortable. That lasted for about 20 minutes then went away. Lately I haven't been feeling it as much though. I've been on Zantac so maybe that's helping? I also have acid reflux, so that's fun LOL. I hope you get your appointment soon! Worrying is such a terrible thing. Seems to make everything worse and consume your life. That's how mine is anyways. 

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      I stared on trimethoprim but after 3 days wasn't feeling any better then had to take cipro which cleared it up after 7 days, they thought it might be kidney stones but without having the symptoms for that they ruled it out. But when I went to discuss the ultrasound said to ask then to check for kidney stones? Plus also to check for gall stones. Worrying makes the whole thing a lot worse! I do also get acid reflex which seems to clear after an antacid. 

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      Hi had my ultrasound everyday was fine, but they found something in my womb, had to have an transvaginal ultrasound where they have found multiple cysts still have a urine infection which has already had 3 lots of antibiotics and waiting for an urgent gynaecologist referral to see if the cysts need removing or to leave them 
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