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RTMont
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   Posted 4/7/2016 12:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I am a 45 yo mother of 2 ( had open heart corrective surgery in 1980 for left pulmonary stenosis )who for 7 years off and on have had pain under my left rib. Its not a sharp or crampy pain, but more like a soreness. It felt like something was swollen and when my ribs would hit it it would hurt. Well since last July the pain is now every day and on both sides under the ribs. Sometimes the pain is sharp. but mostly it just hurts more like a throbbing. When its not throbbing it just a weird fullness kind of discomfort like a band all around from under my ribs in the front to the back behind my ribs. I am constantly bloated, and have gas. I have had a ct in July that was clear. I had an ultrasound of the liver, gallbladder and pancreas and it was clear. My blood work is fine, except my iron level was high. I have orders for an echo for checkup purposes. Does this sound like it could be heart related? I can work out with out breathing problems. Thanks in advance for any help.

straydog
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   Posted 4/7/2016 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello & welcome to Healing Well. By chance have you been worked up by a GI dr? If not, I would ask to be referred to one since you are having issues with bloating & gas.

Please keep in mind that none of us are drs here so it would strictly be a guess if anyone tried to say if this is a heart related situation you speak of. Your best bet is to discuss this with your dr.

You mentioned having high iron. Is this common in your labs? What did you dr have to say about the high iron?

Sorry for so many questions, lol. This forum is pretty slow not many posters on a regular basis. I do a lot of reading here at Healing Well & wanted to pop on & say hello & welcome aboard. Take care.
Susie
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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 4/7/2016 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
yes talk with ya doc. agree with Susie. welcome.
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RTMont
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   Posted 4/7/2016 10:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I have an appt with my dr in a little over a week. I will talk to him about referring me to a GI dr and get more test results regarding my high iron. It was the first time that my iron was elevated.
:) thank you both for your replies!!!

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 4/8/2016 4:00 AM (GMT -6)   
let us know how ya go.
THE HAPPY TURTLE.

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"COMPLEXITY IS MY WAY OF EXPRESSING MY NEEDS IN A MANNER THAT IS NEITHER DESTRUCTIVE, NOR NEGATIVE"
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