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Wondering What is Going On.

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  • Posted By: justcurious
  • January 20, 2008
  • 03:14 PM

I am not sure where to put this anymore since my symptoms seem so weird. I have posted before but with ongoing symptoms that are bothering me and no answers I thought maybe here would be a good place. I have been having pain in my left side under my ribs, just below them and in my back to the left for about a year and a half. Sometimes it feels like there is a lump there but I can't tell because of my ribs. However a week or two ago I was lifting my grandson up to put him into bed and felt this lump move to just under my breast bone so now it feels like it is in both places. I have had this happen before when lifting things a few times. I end up with feeling my pulse right below the breast bone. Most of the time I am uncomfortable because of the burning sensation it causes all the way down my left side.

I had an episode at work around that time where my heart starting racing and I felt like I was going to pass out. I think it was at about 175 or so, by the time I got to somewhere I could sit down and count it, it had gone down to 135 and stayed there for about 20 minutes. The doctor did an in office short ekg and listened to my heart, took blood tests for thyroid and cholesterol, which are normal, set me up for a holt monitor and a stress test for my heart in order to get me into a cardiologist. I have seen a gastroenterologist and had a colonoscopy done that was just fine. I had a CT scan done about a year and a half ago for my stomach that showed nothing significant except that my uterus was enlarged and I had a couple of small fibroids. I followed up with a gyn. He said my uterus was fine by the time I saw him and totally benign and that it couldn't be causing what is going on. The same thing my gastroenterologist said about my stomach.

In the meantime I am bothered a lot by this weird lump thing and starting to feel like I am going crazy. My doctor says that my symptoms are unusual and just don't make sense. So I am wondering if anyone else has had this type of thing before and if I should be concerned.

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