Stomach pain under rib cage

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  I have very bad cramps under my right rib cage going around to my back, not a pain as such, just an extreme hot cramp which is pretty much permanent. Cramp feeling goes down to my groin. Have had ct scan, ultrasound and blood tests and all okay. Feels like a golf ball is getting squeezed under my rib cage. No fever but loss of appetite. Such an uncomfortable feeling. Part of the ct scan results stated There is no significant para aortic lymphadenopathy.
I had this. Sometimes getting so sore that it was taking my breath away. After I while I went to GP described my symptoms and he took a blood test which revealed helicobator pylori (think that's how it's spelt) it is the bacteria around the stomach which causes an ulcer and acid. A weeks course of 3 separate antibiotics cleared it up. Although I would still have to take Losac to stop an acid. I have noticed foods like onions and spicy foods trigger this off.
I had troube breathing then and pain under my left rib cage. I seemed to feel better for quite some time but over the last few months the breathing difficulty and pain is back with vengence. I have had 2 upper GI's and 1 lower colon check done over the last 3 years with nothing found. Upon my last visit to a new GI doctor - he said thatI had air in my stomach and put me on some medication and told me to stay of pop and dairy.
I have been having constant pain/tightness under my left rib cage, directly under my left breast and towards the middle of my chest near my sternum. Nothing makes the feeling go away...even the chiropractor. I am now having pain near my left scapula, left shoulder and neck. When I was 17 (29 now) I had a case of costochondritis...could that be it? I went to the ER a few months ago when this first started and they said my heart was fine and a chest CT with contrast looked good.
I have had pain on and off under right rib cage for 6 months and also suffer from acidy in stomach. Blood tests show raised inflammation but liver function ok. A scan ruled out liver, kidney and gall bladder problems.
I've been having severe pain on the right side under my rib cage for ages now. I suffered from water infections since last april and have been back to the doctors and hospital many times! I've done numerous urine samples, and many of the times i've had an infection there but that doesnt seem to be the problem. I have also been for an ultrsound scan on my kidneys with everything clear. Also had an internal scan on my womb and ovaries with everything with that clear too.
To me it was just weird because I had an abdominal ct-scan 4 months ago, it was normal even though discomfort and pain under my rib cage was there at that time. How could they miss it?? Than I had ultra sound two weeks after ct-scan MISS it again?? Last week when I went to see my doc. I told him that I am not imagining and that I need one more ultra sound focusing just on that particular side. Guess what there it was couple of kidney stones.
I have pain under my right rib cage close to middle part of my stomach. It started two years ago. And I am female 19 years old and weigh 96lbs - 100. So, I'm not sure what is wrong. And yes I went to a doctor and he press down on the middle part and I really felt bad sharp pain there. It also still hurts now. What you might think it is?
I am a 55 yr old women that has complained over the last 4 years about pain under the right rib cage (or a bloated full feeling) and have had numberous test to conferm the problem. My Gastro says gallbladder needs removing and my internest says "no" just hormones. I have periods of time where my gums hurt and bleed, I have yeast infections and my stomach hurts and under the rib cage hurts.
I too have had chronic pain under my right rib cage. My pain radiates up by rib cage to the center and then through to the back and up under the right shoulder blade. I had my gallbladder out 07/23/02. I had pancreatitis at the time and was hospitalized for six days for them to get the pancreatitis under control before they could remove my gallbladder. I have had the pain (to varying degrees) ever since I had the surgery.
Every morning I wake up with a burning pain under my rib cage, it goes from one side to the other. I went to my PCP and he said, it was gas. But I don't think that it is, who has gas pains in the exact same spot every morning ? I went to my GI doctor and told him about it and he just told me to keep taking my Nexium 40mg. I told him that I take it everyday without fail. I showd him were the pain was and he just said, I think its your intestines.
I have had stomach spasms in my upper stomach / rib cage area for the last several years. It feels like my upper stomach is in a vice and someone is squeezing it as hard as they can. It is quite debilitating as I am unable to breathe, move or function when I am having an attack. It can last for a short time or for a very long time as the latest attack has been for over 1 week. I have lost time off of work and from major events due to it.
I am a 46 y/o female and have had some intermittent pressure under my right rib cage area. I have no real pain other than discomfort with this pressure. My doctor tested me for urinary infection which came back negative and now has me scheduled for an ultrasound of that area to rule out gallbladder issues. When she examined my stomach area by hand I did have slight pain when she touched the gallbladder. I have scared myself into thinking this is something serious...
I have now started recently having come of some drugs - with this band under my rib cage and pain down the centre of my rib cage. On listening to some of the comments above, some seem to think it is related to the Gastrointestinal part of the body, which would fit in with my condition, so perhaps this is part of the bowel system. I am due to have a second opinion in the next two weeks so will have this checked out, will come back if I find any information relating to this.
Last Friday, immediately after I woke up and moved, I had a pain in my stomach, right under my Rib Cage. I thought it was a bug but the pain persisted. The pain has been a constant since then. It's been almost a week with it. It seems to be an intense pain under my right rib cage but I do get pain across the middle sometimes. Moving/walking a lot agitates it and sometimes after eating it acts up more. I do occassionally get nauseous but i havent thrown up yet.
approximately one month ago, i awoke with pain in my upper rib cage area. it was approximately in the area under my breast closer to the middle. it was severe enough to require pain meds. as it did not go away after two weeks, i went to my gp. she ordered a ultrasound to check for gallstones and anything on the liver. the test came back showing nothing. since then, the pain has moved away from the middle and closer to the right side. it is can range from mild to pretty severe pain.
every time i eat the pain on my right side under my rib cage intesifies going on almost 2 weeks went to er they said it was gas but in so much painlike it takes my breath away
Bad pain in upper right side.. severe, better when i lay down started sudden.
Hi, I am a 35 year old make with a good BMI and athletic figure but over the last few months I have been suffering from a pain under my rib cage on the left hand side. It comes and goes but is mostly a nagging pain. I have never had it before but concerned to what it can be. My actual ribs dont hurt and the pain seems to come from under them. Im clueless to what it is and have made an appointment for next Monday with my GP. Has anyone suffered from the same type of thing?
I have had m gall bladder removed over 7 years ago but over the past 2 years have had pain on my right side under my rib cage where my gall bladder used to be. My stomach is very extended (feels like water retention), bloated, and have always had issues with gas (since gall bladder was removed). Mostly constipated but switches to loose stools occasionaly.
Hi I recently picked up a four gallon water and i suddenly had a severe lower back pain. I got a massage and the pain is mild. On Monday I wake up and I have severe pain under the rib cage. If I stand still and turne left it feels very painful and I am not sure if it is a muscle. But something does get pulled when I do that. I am not sure if it is a muscle or an organ. It hurts a little when I walk and I can bearly put my socks on. Any clue on what studies or what type of doctor shold I visit??
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I am 51, non smoker and been in fairly good health but been overweight by about 60 lbs. I have had a pain on the left side under rib cage for 3 years on and off. This past summer I changed my diet and lost 40 lbs and been doing fairly well. Pain went away until yesterday after a big and fatty Thanksgiving meal. I am returning to my diet! I have doing over 200 crunches for the past 3 months, some cardio exercises and stretches to keep a back pains away and strengthen my core.
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