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Same exact problem!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 9, 2010
  • 01:59 AM

I have had this same exact problem for about 6 years and is progressively getting worse. I have seen several doctors and have no answers!! Its very worrisome and scary! Its good to know that I'm not alone though. Its on my right side just about a quarter to a half inch below my bra and an area in my back. I too thought it was my bra for the longest time but I have went days without it and doesn't even make a diff. I've had xrays...an ultrasound for my gallbladder, and everything looked fine. Its tender even to the touch and is constant pain 24/7. I'm often trying to rub it to make it feel better but nothing helps. I've had fetnyl patches perscribes for it but still no improvement...I'm not tryin to hide the problem...I'm trying to fix it! I was told by one doc that I possibly may have broken rib cartilage.......I worry every single day that there is something serious going on and its getting overlooked by docs. But they pain seems to be more on top of my rib cage rather than underneath but it makes me wonder if something under my rib cage is swelling n causing pressure against my ribs causing the numbness and pain????? Alls I know is I've dealt with this for 6 years...and am tiiirrreeedd of it! I wish you all luck with this. I want to know what this is! I'm 23 and it scares me! Been happening since I was 17! I think doctors sometimes don't understand itt n not only how painful it is....but annoying as well. So now I've just learned to live with it and quit trying to figure it out.

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