I have mild pain (like what you have when you are jogging and get a pain in your side). It also flutters in my right side around to my back when I breathe in really hard. I sometimes have this sensation on my left side also, but more pronounced on my right. Does anyone else have this problem with their IBS?
I have had a pain in my right lower side for over a year. I have had lots of tests run with nothing found. It aches constantly and goes around to my back. It is not what I call a real pain. It is more of an ache or colic. After my tests it seemed to more of a cutting pain but still not a hard pain. I also had a lot ob burping after my tests. The area is not sensitive to pressing. It is odd because it wakes me up at night and I am aware of it constantly. My doctor gave me some pills to try called protonix which is for acid reflux. I was skepical because it seemed unrelated BUT I have been on the medication a month and I do not notice it every day and rarely do I awake with it hurting. I do not have a gallbladder but it the pain is in the same place that my gallbladder flared up....only much more intensive. Anyone else with this odd pain??
Pain in the right quadrant or side is a classic symptom of Crohns Colitis.
The except below is from the Crohns & Colitis website, shared by U. Chicago medical school instructor...
Both these sites have comprehensive information that may answer your questions, resources, research, and support. I could write pages but it is simpler for you to use the two professionally run sites. They have been of great support to me, mother of a Crohns/Ulcerative Colitis patient, diagnosed 12 years ago. Generously their information is available on site without a charge, and for small charge through their membership and snail mail.
I hope you find the answers there...see the right medical folks, get the tests and receive an accurate diagnosis so you can begin healing, and feeling better!!
"Crohn's disease of the small bowel (inflammation of the ileum, or
"ileitis") typically causes acute or recurrent pain in the right lower
quadrant of the abdomen.
Many other diseases are characterized by similar pain. Acute
appendicitis is the most common and most dangerous diagnosis. The
physician will request a CT scan or ultrasound. If the clinical picture
remains unclear, surgical exploration may be necessary.
Other conditions that can mimic the right lower quadrant pain of Crohn's
include abnormalities of the ovaries and Fallopian tubes (cysts, tumors,
pelvic inflammatory disease), cancer of the cecum, lymphoma of the
ileum, radiation injury and inflammatory conditions of the blood vessels
that supply blood to the intestine.
Infections, such as tuberculosis and Yersinia, can affect the region of
the ileum and cecum and thus need to be considered among the diagnostic
What about sphincter of oddi disease? Anyone mention that? I posted a long comment to desperate yesterday about my experience with SOD. I also have a constant "full" uncomfortable feeling that goes through my back.
I had a pain similar and they thought it was gall stones.... it turned out it was cirrhosis.... but I don't drink..... so they call it non alchoholic cirrhosis.... I was told no treatment, no cure -- only because they don't know what causes it.... I fell into a 20% catagory -- no hepetitis was found or diseases that cause cirrhosis -- Hope this helps you in some way -- :O)
You've described the same kind of annoyingly undiagnosable pain for three weeks now. Whew... I was beginning to think it's psychosomatic. The "fluttering" has increased sometimes to a stabbing pain, mostly on the right side. Ultrasound and blood tests have shown up nothing abnormal. By the process of elimination, we've concluded it's not due to my gall bladder, liver, kidneys, ovaries, nor has it responded to Prevacid so it's not ulcers. NOw what? Just wait and see? The best advice my doc can give now is to call 911 if the pain is so bad that I double over. Oookay...
Hi Everyone... For five years I have complained to my doctor about lower right quadrant pain. First after several tests, i.e. x-rays (with the dye), abdominal ultrasounds, pelvic examinations, blood work, urinalysis, I was diagnosed with a muscular/skeletal problem. I was given several "pills" to take and none worked. So, again (to a different doctor) complained of this pain. I explained that it was a pain, very low in my right side, almost where my leg and torso meet. Sometimes it radiates into my back and down my leg. I was met again with a series of tests. Twice, I was sent to the emergency room with acute appendicitis! After tests in the E.R., I was sent home with "gas". GRRRR Frustrating... The pain is more frequent and sometimes, sets me down for a few minutes... I can't get comfortable, I can't do anything to relieve the pain. SO, AFTER RESEARCHING THIS THING FOR SOME TIME, I CAME ACROSS THIS SITE THAT TALKED ABOUT "RECURRENT APPENDICITIS"... OH MY GOODNESS.. I THOUGHT THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT ME! HERE IS THE WEBSITE...
I am taking this to my doctor today. I may be nothing but I think it is worth a try! Good luck. J
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