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what is this swelling?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 23, 2006
  • 04:12 PM

For 8 years now I have suffered from intermitant swelling just above the top rib (under my bust) on the left hand side of my body. It can swell, at times, right down to the lower ribs.
At first I was sent to a pysio who thought it was muscle swelling, I had exercises to do and also had ultra scan treatment. None of this helped and I was sent for an xray and more ultra sound scans, again nothing showed up.
It is very painful and swells quite alot, ab exercises seem to bring it on but even without exercise I still swell.
The doctors have no idea what it is and have not been to helpful and have given up really.
Does anyone have any ideas what this could be?

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  • I have the same thing....it is absolutely horrifying. My swelling is under my sternum to my belly button. Just that small area that looks like a softball is in my stomach. I am quite thin, so it looks rather odd. I have had scans etc, blood work, NOTHING shows up. My swelling never goes away. I have alot of gas but it this pain goes through to my back and sometimes it is unbearable. I am starting to fear something is really wrong. Any answers.....?For 8 years now I have suffered from intermitant swelling just above the top rib (under my bust) on the left hand side of my body. It can swell, at times, right down to the lower ribs.At first I was sent to a pysio who thought it was muscle swelling, I had exercises to do and also had ultra scan treatment. None of this helped and I was sent for an xray and more ultra sound scans, again nothing showed up.It is very painful and swells quite alot, ab exercises seem to bring it on but even without exercise I still swell.The doctors have no idea what it is and have not been to helpful and have given up really. Does anyone have any ideas what this could be?
    azcutee31 2 Replies
    • October 23, 2006
    • 05:45 PM
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  • I dont have the gases but when my rib is swollen it is very painful!I do not know if it is the muscle or the actual rib bone itself.I have no answears but if any body else does.......
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 24, 2006
    • 10:47 AM
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