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Rib Pains - Please Help, No Insurance...

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  • Posted By: ShaunG
  • February 20, 2009
  • 01:18 AM

I know this is no diagnosis but it will be a few months before I get insurance and just want opinions. I am 27 and male. I have severe acid reflux for a long time now which I'm taking zantac/prilosec for and i'm sure i'll be diagnosed with GERD. In the past few months I've had pains in my ribs on both sides. I can pretty much pinpoint where the pains are coming from by pushing down ******n my rib. The part where it hurts is only about the size of my fingertip or smaller, but I can't feel any bump. The placement of the pain is almost identical on both sides of my ribs. It feels like bruises and maybe a mild burning sensation. There is no sharp pain, but enough to feel it constantly. Sometimes it hurts more then others. Any ideas?

I posted this in another forum, but I think this one was a better choice so admin please remove my other post. Thanks in advance to anyone that can help!

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  • I'd like to add a new symptom as of last night. I had a bump under my chin on my throat on the right hand side. I don't know if it is a gland or something else, but it is scaring me. I'm going to go to the doctor at least even though i know I'll need to wait for insurance to do all the big tests and x-rays.
    ShaunG 1 Replies
    • February 20, 2009
    • 02:04 PM
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  • Sorry I don't have any ideas, it's hard at this stage when you haven't seen the doctor yet.Just wanted to wish you luck and hope you find the answers soon.Keep us posted :)
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 21, 2009
    • 11:51 AM
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