I am a 31 year old male. I have had a mild pain in my upper right abdomen area, behind my rib cage for about 9 months now. It seems to come and go, there is no real rhyme or reason as to what causes it. At night when I sleep on my stomach it sometimes feels like something that is bruised is pressing against my bottom 2 ribs. It is just a mild pain, nothing unbearable, but enough to concern me. About 5 months ago I went in and had it checked out. They ran blood tests, gave me an ultra sound, and found nothing wrong. I have had digestive issues for the last 10 years and the doctors tell me it could be related to that. I have no other symptoms besides the pain. Can digestive problems cause something like this? Is this something I am just going to have to deal with for the rest of my life or is there something the doctor can put me on?
I am having the similar problem that you stated, no clear reason even after about ten variety of tests over the span of 20 months. Today I am very clear that my Doctor pinpointed the slight abnormal functionality of my Gallbladder, the HIDA scan helped to find this problem. Hope this may help you.
About 6 months ago, I started having an ache in my upper right abdomen (just below the ribs). In my case, the pain didn't seem to correlate with diet. Both an ultrasound and a CT scan showed nothing. I then had a HIDA scan which showed that my gall bladder was not functioning properly -- it was ejecting material at about 1/5 of the normal rate. By mid January, the pain had increased substantially. So I decided to have my gall bladder removed. I was quite sore for a few weeks after the surgery, but now, I feel much better. I am certainly feeling better than I did before.
I have the same exact issue. Actually I posted a message before reading yours, but the symptoms sound exactly the same. It's an annoyance. Doc's can't seem to find anything wrong when I went a year ago. Hate to keep going....my doc's going to think I'm crazy.
Have you had any resolution as of yet?
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