I have had so many tests, cat scan, lower bowel,endoscopy,colonoscopy. I have not found anyone else with my symptoms. I feel like there is a rubber band around me just under the sternum. If I wear a shirt that fits(not skin tight but just touches my skin)it makes it even more ponouced.It feels like your skin is stretched & you can't take a good breath.It is not actually painful, but it is very aggrevating,& tiring on your body.I have been trying for a yr. now to figure this out, they did take my gallbladder out last August but that didn't helpeither. I do have irriable bowel ,but this is not the same.Someone please help!
My upper abodomn is where the tighness is, it is not swollen at all though. The catscan was a contrast cat scan,& was focused on the upper stomach I belive. I sometimes get pain under my left rib & occasionaly it moves to the middle under the sternum.I have been on a couple odf gerd meds with no help& one for digestion, that didn't help.
Have you had a breathing test? Asthma or COPD can make you feel this way as well as some inflammatory conditions of the rib cage.
Try a couple of advils and see if that helps.A lot of organs are in that vacinity.
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