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Pain below ribs (centre and right)

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  • Posted By: MichaelM
  • February 25, 2007
  • 09:38 AM

I have pretty constant pain just under my ribs, to the right of my sternum. The pain radiates to the right and through to my back where I get a a stabbing pain. I aslo get a twinge in my right shoulder, and regularly feel I'm getting facial flushing.

I burp a lot, but don't get any foul taste in my mouth. I sometimes get the feeling of a lump when I swallow, or that there's something stuck in my oesophagus, although I accept that this could be nerves due to my worrying. I surf the net looking to match my symptoms (as I'm sure we all do) and you name a disease - I've got the symptoms.

I don't think it's gall bladder - I tried a "Tagamet" I got from a friend (I know you're not supposed to do that) and it seemed to subside a bit.

I'm obviously worried and concerned that this might be something serious and would ask if anyone else has similar problems.

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  • I have pretty constant pain just under my ribs, to the right of my sternum. The pain radiates to the right and through to my back where I get a a stabbing pain. I aslo get a twinge in my right shoulder, and regularly feel I'm getting facial flushing.I burp a lot, but don't get any foul taste in my mouth. I sometimes get the feeling of a lump when I swallow, or that there's something stuck in my oesophagus, although I accept that this could be nerves due to my worrying. I surf the net looking to match my symptoms (as I'm sure we all do) and you name a disease - I've got the symptoms. I don't think it's gall bladder - I tried a "Tagamet" I got from a friend (I know you're not supposed to do that) and it seemed to subside a bit.I'm obviously worried and concerned that this might be something serious and would ask if anyone else has similar problems.The constant pain on the right of center, going through to the back, sounds like it could be your gall bladder. The lump when you swallow could mean that you have some acid reflux going on as well, which would explain why the Tagamet (available over the counter, BTW) seemed to help. Or it could be something else altogether. Either way, it should be checked out by a doctor.
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    • February 25, 2007
    • 08:48 PM
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