Around 5 weeks ago I started to notice a niggling pain on the far left side of my abdomen. Its about the height of my belly button and just on or under my lowest rib on that side , I put it down to a knock or a strain as I train mixed martial arts 5 nights a week and am kicked there occasionally and the training involves a lot of torquing from muscles in that area. After 2 weeks there came a point were I was wrestling and got caught on the tender part and had to go home from the gym, that night I had trouble sleeping due to the pain and breathing difficulty again from pain when i took a deep breath.
I went to see the Dr the next day and he did a quick examination and sent me to hospital with a suspected broken rib / punctured lung.
My chest x-ray was clear and the rib was not broken, they weren't sure what was causing me the pain and sent me home with pain killers and said if it gets worse come back.
It has got better but not to the extent where i could train again and it still hurts on sneezing/coughing. While standing there is no pain unless I bend to my right side I can touch my toes and twist my upper torso with no pain.
Lying down however is painful if I put weight on that side its also painful to touch but the pain is very localized and you can prod around the area with no pain but when you hit that one spot its a different story!
Strangely if I'm siting in the car and turn a right corner it hurts a lot as there is pressure on the back of my ribs from the seat and that seems to set it off, its the same when I'm lying on my back and roll onto my left side because again theres pressure on the back of my ribs.
Its been 3 weeks now and its not showing signs of improving I'm not taking painkillers anymore as i want to be able to gage if its easing off.
I haven't a clue whats going and searched the internet for the symptoms and it seams to fit ACNES a trapped nerve, but the fact that I have no medical training means that I'm not counting on being right!
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.