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Left side pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 10, 2007
  • 06:04 PM

Is an internal organ problem likely? If so, which organ(s)?

For 1 month I have had continuous varying levels of pain on my left side along the bottom rib. The most painfull area is at the back end of the rib. Sometimes the pain is in the abdomen along the left coumn of abdominal muscles, especially near the top. Abdominal palpation and back massage sometimes worsen the pain, and do not give long term relief. Sitting in one position causes intense throbbing aching that does not go away for hours. Standing in one spot is almost as bad. Stretching and bending irritate it. Moving, walking, eliptical climbing give significant relief. I do not recall any injury or movement causing pain, and the onset was gradual over half any hour during normal non-strenuous activity.

There was previously some swelling of the muscles along the left side of the lumbar spine, and also some abdominal swelling and deeper pain. This made me suspect possible internal organ involvement. I have had no bowel or urinary symptoms, basic blood and urine tests showed no abnormality. I have no history of internal organ problems.

Possibly I cracked or dislocated a rib. If so, what should I do to hasten healing? The big concern is if there is something more serious. I have seen an M.D., Chiropractor, Physical Therapist, Acupunctruist , and Naturopathic Doctor. They have different ideas, but no body is sure, and no treatment seems to have helped much.

Please, advise me at tjwelsh@sbcglobal.net

THANK YOU!

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