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Pain on left side and back and red spot over the site

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I have bee having pain on my left side and back and i believe it is my pancreas. i have noticed the last 5 days that i now have a red spot on my skin and when i press on it in the spaces between my ribs it is extremely tender and sore. i had a fever last week. should i go to the emergency room?

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Category: Hepatologist
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I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.

Though the pain you have described can occur in pancreatic problems, there are other causes as well which can cause similar pain in that area. Diseases involving the kidneys/urinary tract and a penetrated peptic ulcer can cause similar pain.

An ultrasound scan of the abdomen, serum amylase, lipase test and an upper GI endooscopy may have to be done for evaluation.

However, it does not require an emergency room visit. You can consult your primary care physician in the morning.

I hope that answers your question. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Ratnakar Kini
Category: Hepatologist
Fellowship - DM - TN Dr.MGR Medical UniversityResidency - TN Dr.MGR Medical University Medical School - Stanely Medical College, TN Dr.MGR Medical University
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