I'm a 51 yr. old female, who has had pain under the right rib, very low under the rib, for about two months. The pain feels like a fist stuck under my rib, or like a balloon about to explode. I had a CT scan which showed a small liver lesion, but my liver profile tests were normal. The pain is constant and getting worse. I've also had an ultrasound, which confirmed the liver lesion, but showed no gallstones.
I am weak, exhausted, and very pale. I do have GERD with a small hyatal hernia, but have been on Aciphex for months, and a scope showed the area to be mildly inflamed, but not severe. The pain I get from GERD is usually more in the esophogeal area and between the breast bone (about an inch lower). The doctor has suggested I see someone else, because he cannot figure out what this is, yet he gave me no direction.
I am very miserable and can't even function daily. Two days ago, I went to Urgent Care, and they gave me a "GI Cocktail," which helped tremendously, within 45 min., but two days later & the pain is back in force.
I plan to continue to solve this, but would like to know -- can liver cause this pain; can the gall bladder cause pain like this without gallstones; and can GERD cause this type of pain?
Also what other tests or blood tests might help to diagnose this.
Thank you for your help.