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Digestive Disorders

Left rib pain

02/07/2008

Question:

I have been experiencing pain under my left ribcage and most generally, it`s accompanied along with diarrhea and vomiting. What could be the problem? Should I see my doctor right away? This has happened at least 5 times within the past couple of months. I had this problem awhile ago and thought nothing of it because it only happened once, but now...it`s starting to happen again and more frequently. Could it be my gallbladder or something else?

Answer:

This certainly could be related to your gallbladder. The best approach would be to see a physician and have your gallbladder evaluated with blood tests and an ultrasound.

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Response by:

Syed A Ahmad, MD Syed A Ahmad, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati