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.