I am a 21 year old female who is generally fit and healthy but since I had my little boy nearly 2 years ago ive experienced these pains which get so unbearable I cant even pick my son up.
When they first started the pain went in a band around my body just under my rib cage and then going all the way round my back the pain then was just a dull ache. But since then the pain has shortened and is just under neath my rib cage on the right side.
I have had blood test done and nothing, paramedics have been out to me on severly occasion and they seemed to think it was just a water infection.
I had to have the paramedics out again on sat 2/4/06 and this time they said it was gall stones, I made an emergancy appointment at the doctors on the monday and they seemed to think it was a gastric hernia. They took a water sample to send off to the labs for testing.
I have got to ring back tomorrow for the results hopefully something will show up!
At first I thought this pain was my ribs goin back after havin my son as the pain was all around my front and back, I have also been told that it is a muscle spasm.
I just wont sum answers now as it is really causing me problems having to have time off work and arranging for some one to come round and take care of me and my son as when ive got this pain I cant even move.
The only way the pain is bearable is when I sit in the living room chair leaning back on several pillows with my feet up right.
The only way ive been able to describe this pain is like a permenate contraction and like my organs inside have swelled and r pushing out of my body.
I havent got n e other problems with my health I am fit and healthy otherwise so I just dont understand.
I wish I had an idea, but sounds like I am having similar problem. Ever since I had my son 9 mo ago...It started as pain under my right ribcage then also on left and in back. Kind of like you described, feels like a band of pain. I had my gallbladder out a few weeks ago, which helped somewhat with the right sided pain but not the left at all. I did not have stones, it was just not functioning propery per a hida scan. Did you get your results? It is soo annoying, and definately affects everyday life!
Yes got my results and nothing goin for a scan tomoz hopefully that should show sum thing. Was up again all night with the pain last nite and when u have a full time job and a child to look after on ur own its hard but thanks for your reply