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for the past year, sometimes i have been getting pain in my rib cage both sides which radiates to my back. with drinking less, i notice it happens more after i drink alcohol.

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Could be many things: but if it is getting worse after drinking, I would be concerned that it might be pancreatitis. Anything in what is called the "retroperitoneum" - very posterior organs like the pancreas, a short part of the duodenum, the kidneys - may radiate to the back. I would see your health care provider for a full evaluation, including blood work and possibly imaging of the pancreas. Stop alcohol!
Answered on Dec 25, 2020
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Dr. Satish Charo
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Heartburn: Could be heartburn. Try taking OTC Prilosec or Pepcid/Zantac (generics fine) to see if helps. Try drinking less. If it is not better, discuss with your doctor.
Answered on Apr 9, 2017

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