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Pain Under Left Rib Cage (Page 15)


September 16th, 2010
Hi,
I also have these pains just under left rib cage.
It feels like a quick spasm or poking over a couple of seconds. It comes and goes anyone know what it could be?
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replied September 28th, 2010
hello,
for me this pain is cured when I use the "Hay Diet" and keep my alcohol under 14 units a week, and drink 2ltrs water a day. I have a hiatus hernia, a gallbladder problem that gp's do not seem to be able to diagnose.I'm a 62yr femail, 9stone. I think acid in my stomach is the cause of this pain, when I stray off hay system of eating the pain returns. Also, massage lower stomach in clockwise direction for 5mins every morning to help have a good bowel movement. hope this can help you. suz.
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replied October 5th, 2010
severe acid production and pain under left rib cage.
I too am suffering from pain under left ribcage. I am on 60mg 2 times a day and Carafate 4 times a day for severe acid production. I have a hitial hernia, gastritis, erosion throughout the digestive tract. This is consuming my life and there are days I can barley move. I'm 47 and ready to just give up on life all together. This has gotten so much worse since the removal of my gallbladder. The Medical doctors are not sure what to do, he says next we check the pancress then a hitial hernia repair. Though he says we don't want to go there we may not have a choice. I'm tired and just to weak to hurt and suffer anymore. I know I am grasping but now I spend hours in the health food store. I've been on aloe, mastic gum, DGL, probiotics and many more that I can't even remember. I am desperate and so tired and depleted after losing 25 pounds in 4 months. {Didn't need to lose any weight} I just have to ask, has anyone tried anything for the acid that seems to trigger all this misery that has worked? I have just purchased something called Digestacure it is very expensive. Has anyone tried it or anything else that might work for me. Quailty of life feels like it has ended for me, I just can't live like this anymore. Thank you for any help or advice, you may very well be saving a life.
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replied December 18th, 2011
re:your experience w/digestacure for hiatal hernia/acid reflux
please let me know how the Digestacure pills/treatmnent has worked for you. I am about to try it myself but woudl like to hear about your experience with the product. I am suffering from Hiatal hernia as well and severe acid reflux where i cannot sleep, walk, work or enjoy life. Please let me know how this product worked for you. you can email me thank you =O)
Philip
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replied October 6th, 2010
Keep acid production down by eating only one food type at each meal. when we mix food containing protein and food containing carbohydrate the stomach must produce a lot more acid to break it down. try eating only cooked apple for one meal,leave 3hrs then cooked white rice for the next, alternate 3 or 4 times a day. do not mix the rice with chicken or any meat, fish, cheese or protein of any kind. drink water in between. keep to this for a couple of days till the pain is less. A mug of slippery elm drink in warm water will help sooth the lining of gut befor bed also. This is the only way I have found to stop acid.
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replied October 15th, 2010
Spleen-Liver imbalance
Similar, but would describe as more of an "ache" under left rib cage. Went for acupuncture and was told it is a "spleen-liver imbalance" (also sometimes referred to as a sluggish liver). Is quite common, but the development of an ache or pain means that it needs to be detoxed or re-balanced. Can do this through different ways. I am choosing acupuncture and supplemental herbs. Also, my progresterone is somewhat off as I believe I am starting premenopause (mid 40's). Liver also has a lot to do with hormonal imbalances......good luck everyone!
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replied October 28th, 2010
Left side pain under ribcage
I started having this pain (if that's what you call it) about a week ago. I have been worried not knowing what it is...could it be lung, stomach...what? I do wonder if it could be from a time 6 months ago that I had uncooked oats in a shake only to find afterward that it is a really bad idea (I know, dumb) to eat oats uncooked because I had the worst pain in the same area and could not move or even talk without excrusiating pain. Now I am afraid I really hurt myself!
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replied November 7th, 2010
pain under left ribs with GI and respiratory symptoms?
Has anyone had serious GI symptoms with this? These issues started for me about a year ago. The pain was pretty mild at first but since my family has a history of intestinal cancer (my father's mother was diagnosed in her mid 30s) I thought it was best to see the GI specialist. The doctors I saw were very unhelpful. They performed an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy on me but failed to take biopsies when they did they did the colonoscopy. They found a small duodenal ulcer in the upper endoscopy and put me on dexilant (a proton pump inhibitor). I continued to have pain and went to see several docs in the practice and had them tell me everything from my symptoms were just coming from my ulcer to it was all in my head to it is just IBS. It wasn't until this past summer when the pain became so severe and I had bouts of diarrhea with lots of bleeding 3 months in a row that the new doctor I was seeing finally decided that maybe it was something that needed treatment. The pain in my left side subsided for a while last month (almost entirely) but starting in September I began running a fever on a daily basis. I seemed to be doing pretty well aside from feeling drained because of the fevers and a little lower back pain (around my kidneys). This last week I came down with strep throat (something that unfortunately happens a lot with me; I have a lot of respiratory and throat infections) and now the pain has suddenly returned under my left ribs. I am not sure why (is it the antibiotics (I've been on Avelox since Tuesday of last week). I had a CT scan done in September that found some pulmonary nodules but those are frequently found in CT scans. Never the less the radiologist recommended a chest CT and a comparative study from an earlier CT scan but my doctor has yet to give the radiologist those scans (which I hand delivered to him) or to order the chest CT scan. Any ideas what this might be or similar experiences?
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replied November 13th, 2010
costocondritis is more than likely the cause.
I was in a car wreck 7 years ago where the seatbelt held me from hitting a window at 55 mph. Ive been to the ER quite a few times with no results.
You cant see it through an xray or MRI sadly. But it is really painful. If you do some reading it is compared to a heart attack. It is an annoying and very painful feeling. An anti inflammatory is the best thing and does help along with pain meds when you are having issues. I hope this helps!
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replied November 29th, 2010
Adhesions in upper left abdomen causing pain
Just a thought to every one since I didn't read anything similar. I think mine is due to an adhesion connecting my spleen and intestine to the wall of my abdomen. Had most of them excised a few years back, but they weren't willing to risk nicking the spleen and left it, along with the adhesions to the highest corner of my intestines. They can't do a colonoscopy now because the kink is too tight. Have to stay very regular now and avoid bloating or gas. Mine is a strange tightness, like having a belt on too tight. It tingles and aches when bothered. Going in later this week.
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replied December 5th, 2010
pancreas
Yep I just found out that one of the symptoms of inflamed pancreas is pain under left ri.
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replied December 5th, 2010
I got up at 3am and was hungry I made oats and didnt wait the five minutes I cooked them 1 minute and they were not fully cooked. I went to sleep and woke up at 6am sick pain in my abdomen, nausa, I looked it up, I have had this pain under my left rib for over a year. I thaught it was from losing wieght after I quit drinking alcohol. Pancreatitis is caused from drinking and has damaged my pancreas. Does anyone now of a diet or medication that has helped with chronic pancreatitis??
Lynn
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replied December 22nd, 2010
I also have complain of the left under rib sharp and sometime mile pain. I was having abdominal pain bt got ok when taken full dose of antiboities.the pain inside the rib left side is still hanging..plz advice me ?
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replied January 8th, 2011
pain under the left side of my rib cage
I just turned 26 and the pain under the left side of my rib cage started to appear. I weigh 246 lbs and my height is 5ft9.

The ache is mild an dull, but sometimes I can feel it radiating around my lower back.

This is probably attributed to the increase levels of stress that I have been experiencing at work. Coupled with bad eating habits and limited physical activity.

Nothing came back after a visit to the GP. Although, he suggested that I avoid eating foods that can produce increased stomach acid. He suggested for me to avoid coffee, soft drinks and all the junk foods. Anxiety medication was an option, but I decided against it. He prescribed anti-acid tablets but I haven't tried them yet. There has to be a more natural approach to this problem.

Looks like I will have to change my lifestyle around if I want my body to be healthy. Otherwise, things could get worse down the road. I'm 26 and feel like an old man.

Best wishes to all and I hope that you may get better.
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replied February 3rd, 2011
Pain Below Rib Cage
I have the exact same pain. In fact, it can be sometimes excurciating! And when I think if I lay down it might help, yet it only gets worse. It is not consistant, but when it occurs it is extremely painful. I spoke to my mom about it earlier when it first occured and she said that it maybe an Kidney Infection - lack of water. So, i drank tones of water after that and yes, the pain did infact decrease. However, although the pain did go away momentarily it is back and of course more painful than ever. As im searching im pretty but its a Kidney Infection. And if you are all experciencing the same pain as i am - see a docter. Im going tomorrow! Fingers cross it goes away! Neutral
Wish you all the best and if it is a Kidney Infection or something else i will be sure to update you all Smile
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replied February 11th, 2011
left side under rib cage pain
I've recently had this problem at work and it wont leave you alone unless you sit down. But once I start moving and working this pain under the rib cage comes back. I think it has allot to do with acid reflux, indigestion and yes gas stuck trying to get out. I find out that shooting off a couple rounds does help, lol. As bad as it sounds it does help. But, I notice allot of acid indigestion accompanying this pain. Im gonna try priloseck or however you want to spell it. Don't know if it will help but I think gas is the biggest bug to our problems...
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replied February 17th, 2011
pain under left rib cage
I was exper. the same pain, under left rib cage for 7 months, had ultra-sound, upper endoscopy and colonoscopy and mine was diag. as lymphnocitic colotis & barretts. I take 40 mg. of nexium and bentyl for pain. Should eat a BLAND diet, no alcohol, tomatoes, red meat, if it hurts when you eat. Go see a GI specialist if you can, they are expensive and so are the tests & meds. Don't push on it, twist and bend .. try laying on your left side to get your tummy moving in the right direction. Water, water, water and feel better soon!
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replied February 22nd, 2011
pain under left ribs
mY SON AND i WERE LIVING TOGETHER AND 3 MONTHS BEFORE HE MOVED OUT ON HIS OWN HE HAD AN ABRUPT WEIGHT LOSS OF FROM 145 TO 120 IN A MONTH..bEAR WITH ME BUT HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH I.B.S. AND HE WAS ONLY 19 Y.O. (20 NOW)a FEW MONTHS LATER(3) i WENT ON A TRIP ACCROSS CANADA AND BEGAN TO LOSE WEIGHT (FROM 155 TO 137 IN A MONTH)sAME THING RIGHT..nOPE OUR DOCTOR SAYS COINCIDENCE It was then that I developed THE pain, under my left ribcage,and after a couple of weeks I went to emergency in New Brunswick as I had no G.P. there..I have hep c but Ive always kept care of myself and enzyme counts were nominal for the last 20 years..Immediately the doctors jumped on the "hepatitus bandwagon"as I call it..Dont you dare get ill when you have hep c because they always go there...but after having the weight loss and numb pain under left ribs for 3 months I made it back home to my regular doctor...my liver count was only 150 down from a year before...so to me it was obviously not the hep causing it ...AND TODAY, I now know I was correct...after reading everyone heres testimonials.unless you all have hep "C"....during the next 3 months of tests my liver enzyme count went up and I was irrefutedly diagnosed with the need for liver chemotherapy..Meanwhile my 20 y.o. son is still ill and pale and has no energy...for him its about a year..I personally concluded that due to the circumstances surrounding our demise we had a bacterial infection so when none showed up on the myriad of tests I decided to take Aloe Vera to protect my liver till they figured it out..not long after beginning the Aloe, the stomach pains lessened to almost never from constant and the gurgling after eating even an apple, went away significantly...I was getting pains everywhere in my abdomen but between 2 oz of aloe whole leaf gel twice a day and eating a clove of garlic a day for 2 months I have the pains to where theyre managable..no cure but definite relief,but I still cant sleep on my left side...to sum it up aloe aand garlic has kept me going and I'm sure has reduced any damage and definitely alot of discomfort...Almost ready to give up on doctors and see a naturopath...mikej
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replied March 6th, 2011
I just began having this same, dull pain. So here I am looking it up.

I thought that it may have coincided with beginning to exercise again and taking a mulit-vitamin along with blood pressure medication, Glucosamine and Creatine.

Now I am wondering if it could be something else.

I am going to stop the Creatine and see what happens. I started taking it to help with the exercise but at 42 I suppose it is not necessary.
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replied April 3rd, 2011
Left pain under left breast/rib area sometimes radiating to back
I have had this crampy type pain right under my left breast/rib for months - it usually only comes on when I'm pushing for a bowel movement. Lately, I have this fullness feeling/deep achy pain under my left rib and when you push on a certain part of the back/in the area of the rib, I can reproduce this tenderness. If I breathe deeply, I also feel this achy pain or if I move my torso to the left. ouch! It feels like something is swollen under my ribs in that area.. I sleep often on my left side and I wake up with horrible crampy/almost extreme arthritis pain in that area. Sometimes it is so sharp, it takes my breath away for a few seconds. I don't know what on earth it is - spleen? muscular? costochondritis? I had a breast lumpectomy on that side about 3 yrs ago with chemo & radiation (the radiation burned me very badly and left lots of scarring) under the breast, as well - perhaps it has something to do with that? My Dr. told me she thought it was muscular - sent me home with a Flector patch to put on that spot.. I just feel like it's gotten worse not better. I'm 54 yrs old/female and I've never encountered anything quite like this before. I want answers!
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replied April 10th, 2011
been there and still there
Years ago I was treated for costochondritis. Then two years ago was diagnosed with RA and Fibromyalgia. I took myself off all the meds because they made me very sick. I still have the pain and Yes STRESS IS A BIG CONTRIBUTOR to it. There are also days that the pain feels more like I was hugged by a gorilla. Other days it feels like I am being stabbed in the ribs but after a few minuets it goes away and leaves me wondering still. Non of the doctors know what's going on. They told me that costochondritis is a one time thing, I don't believe it. Form having it before I think that it is a chronic condition. I only take Alive now and it helps. I am looking for a Natural Doctor at the moment. I don't like all that chemicals that the traditional doctors like to use.

Good luck with your hunt for answers.
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