I get pain in my left side just under the ribs--be diagnosed as a pulled muscle from carrying my son on that hip 20 years prior!!!!! That doctor was a real genius, huh???
Turned out that it's my colon pinching off--no MDiety has diagnosed it as such but I came across a Gastro site that showed how our colons pinch down when they make the curve both on the left and right side. I'm sure that's my problem so I don't worry about it.
Hope that helps and you get feeling better soon.
I sometimes have pain under right rib. I believe it is because I have IBS. I just believe that's where my pain is at that time. I get different places where I have pain. Sometimes stomach. mostly under ribs. Unfortunately I have panic attacks n chest pain. IBS is sure not fun to have thats for sure. I never know when I will have pain or where. I wish you all well..hugs...Lora
For those with IBS related pain on the right side, it might be helpful to bear in mind that the twists and turns of the colon are often the places where gas and stool get "trapped". Many folks complain of pains specific to either right or left sides and you can see by the diagram that the bends in the instestines extend up under the ribs.
My GI doc and naturopathic doc explained that the localized pain we often feel in those areas could be "stuff" trying to make it's way through the turns. On the right side, we obviously have to be aware of the gall bladder and the appendix. But for those of us missing those organs, or those who've had them checked and cleared, it could be this issue.
Thank you for explaining the IBS pain on right side. Gives me a better prospective. I will be sure to tell my 2nd GI when I see him next month...hugs Lora
I am interested in your story. I am assuming you were diagnosed with IBS, but 5 years later found it was the gallbadder that needed to be removed. I am curious why did they not find this out when they first did testing? Second how come 5 years went by than it was discovered it was your gallbladder. Also, do you still have pain? I am just trying to understand if perhaps I have been misdiagnosed, not necessarily with the gallbladder, but with whatever is causing my pain. Thanks...Lora
I too have this pain in right side. I feels like I've been running. It's also been called a stitch too. I've been quickly diagnosed twice, over the past 3 weeks. Mainly because, I also have a pain in my right hip/leg joint that travels to my butt cheek. Literally a pain in my butt. I was even given a pelvic exam! I do think they are separate issues now.
FYI: I've had IBS for years & GERD. My IBS is only triggered by stress for sure & I've had plenty of stress over the past 6 months. So, i can't deny the IBS. So, it's not surprising to me now, that it feels like my intenstines are sore on my side. But I am wondering if it could be a gallbladder flareup from what I'm hearing at HealingWell? I was a bit nauseas last night after icecream.
As for my GERD (acid reflux), I was on 2 Nexium a day for over a year. I had been gagging, choking in my sleep, belching embarressly, (then 2 esophigeal monometries later, which i will never do again), a Funny thing happened... it got resolved about 7 years ago, by accident, while on a 6 week makeover program. Things all changed by eating smaller portions of MEALS, more often. I felt great! No more heartburn became a side effect! I Lost 12 lbs/2 sizes. I'm 55, and still average weight.
Since I've been aware of the eating thing now, I always notice how most people really do over eat, or just don't eat the right way. I still stay away from green peppers!!! Also, onions & garlic whenever possible. Well, I guess it's time to call a chiro & have the GB tested. Darn, just when I'm hopefully starting a new job too!
Any input will be gladly accepted. any questions I'll try to answer, unless I'm loosing my GB soon!
Thanks for this site. I don't feel so all alone now.