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Location of Pain ???

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  • Posted By: legolas
  • January 6, 2011
  • 02:16 AM

I think I have a Gallbladder or Liver issue (or both). The diagrams online and the posts here seem to contradict a bit as to the placement of the Gall Bladder and th pain area. The images online show it as being several inches below the right rib and right underneatrh the liver. For example

http://www.mountnittany.org/assets/images/krames/129786.jpg


Most sources and posts here say gallstones pain is "below the right rib". but I do not know if they really mean the bottom rib - because that rib is way over on the side. The bottom rib in the center-right area is actually the 4th from the bottom. Confusing. But this is exactly where my pain is. One inch to the right of my sternum I feel my right rib (feels like the "bottom" since there are no bones under it) - and just below and somewhat under is the pain.

I have Hep C for many years which so far has always been symptom-free. Maybe that is the cause - but I have not heard of such a small radius associated with Liver pain.

The pain feels like it is about 1-inch deep and for months now the pain gets slightly better - then worse - then better - then worse. Lately it seems to be expanding out a bit beyond that 2-inch radius and is becoming more extreme. In the morning it feels a bit better but recently I feel sore all over my right area including underneath all ribs. But that morning sore is much milder. Then as I work hunched over the computer . . . the pain goes back to that 2-inch area and increases until I must stop.

I would be curious to find out if the Gallbladder sufferers here have pain in the exact are shown in the pic (i.e. the Gallbladder) - or if there pain is higher.

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