PAIN UNDER RIGHT RIB

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LondonGirl22
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   Posted 5/2/2006 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
 
All weekend I ve ahd pain under my right rib which gets worse when  walk.  Its like a constant stitch.
Th doc thinks its just a pulled muscle cos she said she couldnt feel anything wrong.  Im prob just worrying abt nothng (as I always do!!).  It s a really wierd pain tho but I was wondering if it could be related to my IBS ????
Sorry to bore you all, just thought Id post it on incase anyone else had had this
Victoria

Keriamon
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   Posted 5/2/2006 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Why doesn't your doctor think it's your gall bladder? That will hurt right under your right rib. There are usually other things that accompany it--nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, yellow/burning stools--but some people just have pain. Most people also get very tender there to press on it, but I never did, so that's not always a sure-fire sign.

Does it just hurt or do you feel like you have a lump in there too? The lump-feeling would be more noticable when you're sitting down. That's another sign of a bad gall bladder; you will really feel its presence there because it's swollen or even just because it's hurting.

LondonGirl22
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   Posted 5/2/2006 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
No I dont have a lump and the doctor pressed there and said she couldnt feel anything so it was prob just muscle strain. I t hurts more when i walk - feels likea constant stitch.

Keriamon
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   Posted 5/2/2006 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, if you do develop nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, a sudden feeling of being very full, even when you have only eaten a bite or two, an inability to lie flat on your back because it makes the pain worse and/or makes you more nauseated, then go back to the doctor and make her run an actual test on your gall bladder. Mine was bad for 5 years before I ever developed the lump feeling. You can't diagnose a gall bladder by pressing on it anyways. That it's tender there can be a sign, but that it's not tender there doesn't mean anything; like I said I never got tender. For that matter, I never hurt specifically on my side, so I can't really tell you what that feels like; I always hurt right across the middle. I usually walked, though, because it made the pain and cramping loosen up a little.

whitedog
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   Posted 5/7/2006 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   

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.


Hayley


hey1992
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   Posted 5/18/2008 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi i have been getting a pain under my right side of rib i am verry scaird. I have looked it up on the internet and i think it might be pulled muscle, I am still scaird tho i am only 16 confused sad

serafena
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   Posted 5/18/2008 10:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi hey1992,

Welcome to HealingWell. It's nice to have you. Have you mentioned this pain to your parents? If it's recurring, you'll probably want to get it checked out by a doctor. I know that's not a lot of comfort, but try not to worry so much. It probably is a pulled muscle or something equally minor, but going to the doctor and having it checked will ease your mind.

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Sarita
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   Posted 5/19/2008 1:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey hey1992, I second serafena's comments, I would bring it up to your doc at your next appointment :) Welcome to the boards!
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hey1992
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   Posted 5/23/2008 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
hey thanx for the repliy's the pain under my rib dose not hurt as much now so i am happy tongue

JLR
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   Posted 6/4/2008 7:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I have also had a pain on my right side under my rib for about 3 months so far. I had my blood taken by my family doc and I believe it was for my liver function....it turned out normal. However, that was three months ago and I still have pain. Gallblader problems run in my family, I wonder if I should go back to the doctor??? The pain is not there all day, however, several times throughout the day.

Sarita
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   Posted 6/5/2008 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi JLR, welcome to the forum. Yes, I would encourage you to visit your doctor if you are having frequent pain. Pain is a signal that something isn't right and you should listen to it! Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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JLR
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   Posted 6/6/2008 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I will make an appointment for next week. Thanks and I will let you know!

purdylady
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   Posted 6/12/2008 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey all,

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


thirstyforchrist
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   Posted 6/12/2008 8:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I too have IBS and Acid Reflux. Plus the pain in my right rib. My MD did alot of tests and they all came back negative. He says there's nothing wrong with my gallbladder. It still hurts though. I dont' know what else it could be. Any ideas?
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gutastrophe
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   Posted 6/12/2008 10:02 PM (GMT -7)   

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.

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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.


Keriamon
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   Posted 6/13/2008 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
<<He says there's nothing wrong with my gallbladder.>>

Yeah, I heard that for 5 years until, whoops, it IS bad! Fixed my problems when they took it out, so you know it had been bad all that time.

purdylady
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   Posted 6/15/2008 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Gutastrophe,

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


purdylady
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   Posted 6/15/2008 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Keriamon,

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

 


Simzee
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   Posted 6/18/2008 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Maybe it's kidney stones. That organ is on either side of your ribs. If you have kidney stones...you will know it.

JLR
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   Posted 8/12/2008 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I finally had my doctors appointments.  I had more bloodwork and an ultrasound.  They found nothing.  However, my doctor sent me to and ENT because I have had a constant sore throat.  Come to find out I have Acid Reflux.  I am kind of thinking now that is part of my pain under my ribs.  So now the Dr. put me on Prilosec.  The pain under my rib has eased up a little thank goodness.

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   Posted 8/13/2008 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi JLR,

Thanks for the update! Sorry to read you have acid reflux (GERD?), BUT maybe it's a good thing you may have found the source of your woes. Now, hopefully, it can be controlled. :-)
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wtwoo's
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   Posted 10/16/2008 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   

I too have this pain in right side. shakehead 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. nono I still stay away from green peppers!!! Also, onions & garlic whenever possible. Well, I guess it's time to call a chiro yeah & have the GB tested. idea   Darn, just when I'm hopefully starting a new job too! smhair

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.

Sincerely, WCT.

 


kimmy2
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   Posted 10/16/2008 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I had pain under my right rib that no one could figure out, until they sent me to Oschner University in NO. It turned out to be the sphincter of oddi dysfunction in my pancreas. It's very hard to diagnose, but onan ERCP they can diagnose and fix with no major surgery. Just thought I'd throw that out for you, Hope it helps.
diagnosed CD '03 after suffering for 10 yrs.
 
re-section surgery '05, Chronic Pancreas problems, joint and muscle issues (from Remicade)
 
meds been on-Asacol, Pentasa, Lialda, Remicade, Humira, 6-MP, Methotrexate, Rowasa, Prednisone, to many pain meds to list
 
Currently on-Cimzia, Cymbalta, and Klonopin(RLS)


wtwoo's
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   Posted 11/4/2008 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Yipes, no wonder your pancreas was affected. Too much of anything ....over a long period of time... can't be good. Looks like you're down to 3 meds now. That's good.
My appointment w/Dr.#1 is Thurs.
I did take someone's advice in here...and tried apples &/or apple juice.... seems to work. It's really funny after all these years thinking i had hip arthritis or some kind of bone issue.... & it went away with the side stitch. As did the shoulder & arm discomfort.
Take care.

sircharles80
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   Posted 11/7/2008 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
It could be IBS because IBS is a disorder than can mask itself in many ways. It could also be gallbladder dyskinesia, which is somewhat like IBS, except it's a dysfunction of the gallbladder (it doesn't contract/empty bile the way it's supposed to). It can cause symptoms simular to those you mention. You'd need a HIDA scan to know for sure. Meanwhile, if you'd like to do a crude test to see if it is gallbladder related, eat some really fatty fried foods and see if you have a reaction. If your pain gets worse after about 30 mins, good odds its your gallbladder.
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