I'm new to this forum. I found healingwell on google. I have been experiencing RUQ pain for 8? years. I had my gallbladder out in 2001, because I finally convinced the doctor that I was having pain that I couldn't shake. The gallbladder was not functioning at all. At the time, I had small nodules along the line right under the ribs, in the liver. The doctor attributed my pain to the gallbladder of course. Since then, I have had bouts of pain still right up under the right rib, in the liver. I have basically been ignoring it.
In the last year, I have started experiencing IBS symptoms. Constipation w/diarrhea alternating. I have been taking stool softener, which sometimes works. Then other times, I get hit with diarrhea that is so bad, I almost don't make it the restroom. I had my yearly physical last month and mentioned the symptoms, and she said that she thought it was IBS also. I mentioned to her the pain in my RUQ area, but she didn't find anything through the normal physical exam, like an enlarged liver. I guess my question is, I am kind of worried about this pain, because it is starting to be there on a more regular basis...just trying to convince my doc that what I'm feeling isn't right. I hurts when I stand, sit, or sleep, at this point in time. It's kind of dull throb, but when I prob it alittle with my fingers, I can feel nodules, and it makes them flare up with intense pain that just throbs for awhile, then finally will subside again. That area has also taken on a full feeling! on that side. Anyway, I guess my question is, does this go along with the IBS or is this something different. Have felt these nodules for 8+years now. They just seem to be getting more irritated.
Thanks for the responses ahead of time!!!!