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i have fibromyalgia amongst other complaints.fro about 2 years i have had a swollen abdomen-lumpy and tender  which progressed to sore and protruding ribs.have had ct and mri scans which gave no clues.doctors seem to ignore symptons,now i have a feeling of tightness around my ribs and am sore all around them.it feels like ribs are digging in me.does anyone else have this
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Hi Anbuma and welcome to the forum.

Have your doctors ruled out Costochondritis? as you seem to have
the typical symptoms of this. This observation is offered taking into consideration the absence of an actual physical examination.
Various infectious conditions - viral, bacterial or fungal- may be the underlying cause of Costochonditis. Should this be the case, then antibiotics would be the only treatment along with some type of pain management plan.
Probiotics and an anti-fungal diet while on the abx treatment will support
the intestinal flora balance.
Non-infectious Costochondritis usually goes away on its own.
I'm somewhat familiar with this as I had suffered in the past from Pleurisy
or Pleuritis, which a condition which has similar symptom presentation.
At the end I self diagnosed and treated it successfully!
Please research this and if you have any questions, just post again
or pm me directly.
Wish you well!

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thanks for your response.i saw my gp this morning and he did nothing fro my symptons but gave me a cream to clear up some acne which he said i had.
my nose and eyes were swollen with bruising around my eyes and did not do anything .i also brought up the subject of my ribs again,it seems they dont like it when  i ask if i could have a condition.

all ii got when i said my abdomen was more swollen was i ve seen bigger.
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Time to fire a doctor. You don't deserve that kind of crap.
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The medical profession is losing its grip with reality!

Lindahand, bluntly, but rigtfully expressed this correctly.
You have been "written off" by the conventional medical system.

I URGE you to seek a caring holistic health practitioner.
Your condition is a possible presentation of Fibromyalgia,
as it (Costochondritis with swelling) is common with fibro sufferers.
There are many things that can be done!
Do not give up. If you need support and suggestions, please pm me.
Just be a little patient for the time being. I'm away from home (Canada),
in Greece to take care of some affairs, following my mom's passing a couple weeks ago.
Having been through a very similar experience in my life in the past,
I do understand and feel your suffering.
The Universe blessed me with the Energy and Wisdom to overcome
all my issues and more! Now I try to help others.
Stay in touch!
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thank you fro your advice.sorry to hear about the loss of your mother.i have been to canada several times-kitchener ontario -pre 1998-my sister used to live there but now lives in vancouver island.

the last few days things seem to have got worse-it is difficult to walk my two dogs.my feet are painful-like spasms of pain which i have read is linked to fibro.and the same in my hands.arthritis is spreading too.

i am due to see a gynaecologist again this  month  and maybe i can get some joy from him.if not i will see my gp again and i can feel lumps in my abdomen i also have littlw appetite never feel hungry.
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the doctor i have is the best gp out of all those at the practice.he was sympathetic when i lost my dog and is not like the other doctor i saw last week who told me everything was in my imagination.i did belong to a diifferent practice but changed cos all of the doctors there were crap.
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feeling generally ill today.sem to be in pain from head to toe.arthritis is affecting me more -ie pain in left knee as well as,hips and left elbow in addition to already painful r elbow.

nose is swollen(bone)| and have bruising around eyes and today some headaches.face is swollen around eyes and forehead.
have had lumpy tender abdomen for ages yet scans are all clear.
abdomen is also a solid mass as well as lumpy and tender.
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