Q. Why do I have pain under my left ribs and in my left breast with swelling in the rib region?

Answered by
Dr. Sugreev Singh
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 21, 2021 and last reviewed on: Oct 25, 2021

Hello doctor,

I have had pain in the left breast, under the left ribs, and in the lower back region for the past three months. There is a swelling in the left rib region. I also have a consistent cough and cold.

Kindly help.



Welcome to

Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern.

Your reports are suggestive of costochondritis, which means that your ribs on the left side are inflamed. So, I suggest you take anti-inflammatory drugs as the first line of treatment. Also, I would suggest you do a chest x-ray to help you further

Please take the following medications;

1) Tablet Etorixocib twice daily after meal for five days.

2) Tablet Pantop 40 mg (Pantoprazole) once a day before breakfast for five days.

3) Tablet CCM (Calcium Citrate Malate, Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3), Folic Acid) once daily after dinner for one month.

Take care.

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