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Last night I had a throbbing pain under my left lower ribs

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Last night I had a throbbing pain under my left lower ribs which lasted on and off for about 10 mins. I have felt uncomfortable in the area before but never had such strong pain. I am overweight and have well controlled type 2 Diabetes. Do I need to follow up on this?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Hello
Yes you do
It can be pancreatitis.
It can be a colon problem.
It can be a stomach ulcer.

All are possible.

See your doctor this week.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Would this be related to my diabetes and what can I do to ease the pain when it occurs? I am about to head off on a holiday is it able to wait until I return home after Easter?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Diabetes makes you more prone to pancreatitis.
It is not home treatment, and can get worse.
I would see your doctor before holiday.
There is no good home treatment for the pain of pancreatitis.
Gallstones can also cause pancreatitis.
An ulcer with severe pain should be addressed immediately.
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