I've been suffering from somewhat the same symptoms since the end of January. I started a new, stressful job then and by the end of the first week felt like someone was sqeezing the breath out of me (really hard to get a good, deep breath)and felt that awful pressure at the bottom of right rib cage. I've been to the doc, who suggested wearing looser clothes and did bloodwork. The only thing found thru the bloodwork was a thyroid problem! The pressure has let up some, due to the looser clothes, but it's still there. It gets worse under stress and when I eat something unusual (like Chinese food). I finally talked to my mom about it and she tells me that she had almost identical symptoms ~20 years ago on the LEFT side, which her doctor labeled IBS. She said that you can get trapped gas in your colon, which then presses on your rib cage and causes discomfort. I'm going to the doc today and I'm going to ask if that can really happen!
I understand what you mean about worrying though, my 38 year old cousin died last year of liver/kidney cancer, so it's scary....
From what I've heard, if it's gall bladder, do your symptoms worsen after eating? I've started writing everything done, so I'll remember!
Good Luck to you!
i had pains on right side under ribs and it woudld go up and into back and all in chest some time but on right and would hurt real bad let up come back for hours i have been to emergency many times to make a long story short it would go into my face and jaws gums and have been tested more than once for hear attack and heart problems they could not tell for sure stll cant tell some time i still have pains and nausea and stuff but it seems to have helped after i had gallbladder surgery i have been i the hospital since then withe chest and abdominal pains and face pain but not quit e like that i have a mild coronary artery desease and mild mitral valve prolapse dont have to take medicinefor it thank GOD but any way i have reflux esophogits and some ailments do you have these type of things ok about the test i had been tested through the years for gallbladder problem because of the symptoms i mentioned above i am talking for several years even the doctor in emergency room said he thought i had gallbladder problem ihad ultrasounds upper gi lower gi hediscan i the first hidiscan i had was orderd by a emetgency doctor a woman doctor she asked me if i ever had a hidiscan and i said idont think so which to my knowledge i had not any again i had one and nothing show that made them thik problem then i had another hidiscan by my gastrointerologist and nothing finally on time later the same gastro doctor said he wanted me to have a nother hidiscan and guess what it showed the gallbadder was not functioning normal and sent me to a surgeron that surgern had problem of whether to remove gallbladder so i told m y gastro dr that i waterd a second opinion and i wanted that other surgeon any way so my gastro dr said we will get a second opinion because he thought it should comeout well i had gallbladder surgery oct 14 1999 and i feel the difference i stll have some gass and other stuff but it is so better that pain is no like that i had PRAISE GOD but my family dr and gastro dr said it takes a while 6 mo to year for things to be ok and stuff it help me like i said i have stomach and abdomen pains and gasl comes and goes and nausea at time and dirreah some time but my surgeron said it my gallbladder was all messed up alot of inflamation and mess in it but no stones you see that is probably why it didnt show those times it took 3 hidiscans to show on the last plus did not show on those other test one test showed thickness in gallbadder some wher but they did not talk about it as concern then the last one showed the story i hope you find out what is causing your problems have you had heart test and have they ruled out different thing just thougt i would writeyou i know what it is to wonder what is going on God Bless You mary elizabeth
i have had the same pain in my right side for 2 years now. i first went to a doctor and all my blood tests were negative. just recently i had more blood work, and a cat- scan, my doctor tells me i have a fatty liver from drinking to much, but i don't drink that much. my pain never goes away. hope you find something.
Thanks for the information. Here's a followup. Went the the ER on Friday - pain in back, abdomen, dizzy, weak - They did the hidascan which was normal. I think some of my symptoms were caused by the antiobiotic which triggered a severe anxiety attack. Anyway, I am still in pain today with pain in my back near the right shoulder blade. Still the pain/pressure under my ribs. I'm wondering if I have a pinched nerve in my upper back which is causing all of this, since this area gives me more pain every day. I also notice much of the pain disappears after I sleep, or lay down and relax. Anyway, I'm going to see my GP in two days. We'll see what else he can do for me.
Be patient, I had the same URQ pain for six months
straight, no relief!! Went to many Drs, went for
many tests, only thing that showed were GB stones.
Even though my symptoms weren't classic for stones
(pain did not get worse after meals, actually it
didn't have any particular rythym to it at all!!
Dull pain, wearing tight clothing did make it worse
I do believe that stressing and worrying about it
which I did do, I thought for sure it was serious,
made it worse. I have not had any pain for almost
2 months. Greg, hang in there, my doc now thinks
that I just happened to also have stones, she doesn't
believe it is what caused my symptoms and also believes
it is intestinal related.
Randy, interesting you should mention the fatty liver - I also have a "slightly fatty liver" and the docs keep asking me if I drink a lot. I don't - maybe two glasses of wine on Fridays. I wonder if there's a connection.
Georgie, did you also have any acid reflux (heartburn)? Now I feel this in my chest. It has been there the last 4 or 5 days.