Do you feel pressure against your ribs? Im having it now from stress and something I ate. You might see you pc or gi. First they dida simple EKG to check the heart. Normal as they thought but they need to check.
My doc sent me to the gi who told me it was my stomach and gas in my stomach. He had me take maalox and changed me to a really lame diet, like brat or something for a while. It was very painful and I thought it was my liver,but looking at the diagram he showed me, it was clearly a totally bloated stomach in my case, being up high in the center of my ribs.
he also ordered an endoscopy and I ended up having angioectasia (bloody tiny blood vessels) in my duodenum. I don't know if it was from the steroids. They are a recent finding according to my doc, due to the new endoscopy machines and though they are mostly found in the elderly, they aren't sure what they mean or if they are causing any type of symptom.
I have the same problem on my bladder floor and it makes me have the symptoms of overactive bladder. I recently found out my deep veins aren't moving blood as well as they should and that is hereditary, not bad in my case, and there is nothing they can do but give me support hose. This might have something to do with the angioecstasia, maybe not. I also have angioecstasia on my face (spider veins) but they do not bleed.
This is my story. I hope it helps somehow. You are a nurse, so you know the chest pain drill. You are supposed to get it checked ASAP. I would try to nip it in the bud anyway in case its something unexpected that could get worse. And if they have to do other tests like in my case, it could take a while to get scheduled.
I believe the tiny vein bleeds must heal sometimes because I do have bouts of normal bladder function. I hope you feel better. My favorite upset belly home remedy is bicarb, but not everyone can take it. Ginger or mint tea helps alot too. I hope it is something not serious and that you can get into the doc about
it and get some relief and a good dx.
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