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Pain below ribs

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  • Posted By: Minndie
  • March 14, 2011
  • 02:56 AM

Hello, well this happens to my dad.
For the past weeks, my dad had been complaining of pain below the right rib. The pain comes and goes. He said that whenever the pain comes, and he lays down, the pain will go away. However since a few days ago, the pain started to occur below the left side of his rib too.
He went to the doctor and they told them not to worry, but I figured if it was nothing to worry about, then why the pain right?

Please advice. Thanks!

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  • Hello. Sorry about dad! Get a 2nd op. please
    AnnaMariaQQss 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • Please get him a 2nd op. Hope he gets better soon!
    AnnaMariaQQss 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • Well, the liver is below the right ribs and the spleen is below the left... Many liver problems in middle aged men are often related to A: Fatty liver; B: Gall stones; or C: alcohol. Fatty Liver is most often found in fatty people (no offense!), as are gall stones, but alcohol can cause a fatty liver too. An ultrasound would be a cheap and painless way to look for stones, and a simple blood test (liver panel) could indicate other problems. If he asks his doc for this point blank, the doc should not refuse as these are cheap and simple tests. If he doesn't have stones, but his liver is unhappy, either due to fatty liver or alcohol, LECITHIN from supplements (look for triple strength and take it with every meal for a month or so) might be something he could ask his doctor about. Google around on lecithin and the liver for more info on this. Eggs also contain a lot of lecithin if he doesn't want to take supplements. Vitamin B-Complex and SAM-e are other supplements known to help the liver get happy again. If the pain on the left is the spleen (it may just be gas!), then the liver also may be the problem... An unhappy liver can cause congestion in the spleen, most often from alcohol. Tune up the liver and the spleen should feel better too. Good Luck and GodSpeed to you both! P.S. I'm not a doctor... This is just common knowledge.
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