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rib and back pain

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  • Posted By: fairydust
  • October 25, 2007
  • 11:12 AM

hello,
I am 50 years old, and I have severe rib and upper back pain that started 5 months ago. This started on my right side in my lower rib , but now has gone over to my left side aswell. Since this started I have seen my gp constantly and have even been to a+e out of desperation. My gp keeps telling me that all my blood tests are fine, and that it is probably due to a trapped nerve or a ligament problem, although when I paid to see a private consultant he seem's to think it isn't but still cannot tell me what is causing the pain. I had jaundice about 3 years ago for no reason as far as I know, and it just went after a few days, could this be connected? I keep feeling very feverish and sweaty. I have had ulcerative colitis for 12 years and an auto immune disorder. Going out of my mind with worry, can anyone help or give any advise.

Jenny.

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  • Are you running fevers by chance? If so, how high? What is your temp running in the mornings and/or evenings? What is your sed rate; wbc and rbcs? What kind of auto immune disorder did you get diagnosed with? Auto immune disorders can cause some of your symptoms. Knowing this diagnosis's name may be the most important thing to know for the folks trying to help you with suggestions and further questions and should not be left out of the discussion. When was the last time you saw the GI and the rheumatologist; maybe its time for a follow up visit? I hope you have had regular follow ups for the ulcerative colitis. What is an a&e that you saw out of desperation? Where exactly is the severe rib pain now? Describe the location as the ribs are in the front, sides and back. Hope the questions will be helpful for you; answering them may help others give you suggestions or info to help you get your help. Good luck. hello,I am 50 years old, and I have severe rib and upper back pain that started 5 months ago. This started on my right side in my lower rib , but now has gone over to my left side aswell. Since this started I have seen my gp constantly and have even been to a+e out of desperation. My gp keeps telling me that all my blood tests are fine, and that it is probably due to a trapped nerve or a ligament problem, although when I paid to see a private consultant he seem's to think it isn't but still cannot tell me what is causing the pain. I had jaundice about 3 years ago for no reason as far as I know, and it just went after a few days, could this be connected? I keep feeling very feverish and sweaty. I have had ulcerative colitis for 12 years and an auto immune disorder. Going out of my mind with worry, can anyone help or give any advise. Jenny.
    TaylorDeelwithit 382 Replies
    • October 25, 2007
    • 10:04 PM
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  • Are you running fevers by chance? If so, how high? What is your temp running in the mornings and/or evenings? What is your sed rate; wbc and rbcs? What kind of auto immune disorder did you get diagnosed with? Auto immune disorders can cause some of your symptoms. :confused: Knowing this diagnosis's name may be the most important thing to know for the folks trying to help you with suggestions and further questions and should not be left out of the discussion. When was the last time you saw the GI and the rheumatologist; maybe its time for a follow up visit? I hope you have had regular follow ups for the ulcerative colitis. What is an a&e that you saw out of desperation?:confused: :confused: Where exactly is the severe rib pain now? Describe the location as the ribs are in the front, sides and back. Hope the questions will be helpful for you; answering them may help others give you suggestions or info to help you get your help. Good luck.;) hello,I am 50 years old, and I have severe rib and upper back pain that started 5 months ago. This started on my right side in my lower rib , but now has gone over to my left side aswell. Since this started I have seen my gp constantly and have even been to a+e out of desperation. My gp keeps telling me that all my blood tests are fine, and that it is probably due to a trapped nerve or a ligament problem, although when I paid to see a private consultant he seem's to think it isn't but still cannot tell me what is causing the pain. I had jaundice about 3 years ago for no reason as far as I know, and it just went after a few days, could this be connected? I keep feeling very feverish and sweaty. I have had ulcerative colitis for 12 years and an auto immune disorder. Going out of my mind with worry, can anyone help or give any advise. Jenny.
    TaylorDeelwithit 382 Replies
    • October 25, 2007
    • 10:05 PM
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  • How about a liver function test and a check for hepatitis, all 3 or them. Maybe lungs, don't know.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • October 25, 2007
    • 11:23 PM
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  • Have you had a pelvic exam recently? Could be ovarian pain.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 31, 2007
    • 06:56 AM
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  • Hello my name is Melissa Roughtonand i need help my mother who is Karen Roughton is 41 going on 42 and she has a lump on her breast n her rid the one on her rib is gettin bigger but no docter is doing anything about it she has been to so many and they think it is nothing and if it is nothing then why is it getting bigger please al i wont is an aswer from someone because no one in the NT is doing anything about it and i dont want to lose my mother PLEASE
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  • I would have thought after time and no improvement despite blood tests being normal your Doctor would have sent you for CT scan, X-ray or something to make sure nothing more serious is happening. Maybe ask for one of these tests ??I hope you find the cause :)Samantha http://www.undiagnosedillness.org
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