michiganangel1972

Abdominal pain/between bottom of rib cage.

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Forgive me if I have not posted this in the correct place. I had GBP on March 19, 2010 and around a week ago, I began to have moderate pain in between my rib cage near my sternum. I went to the ER and spent 5 hours there. They took urine, blood and did a CT scan and could not find anything. They sent me home with nothing. I then scheduled an appointment with my family doctor's after clinic staff that same day and could not find the cause of my pain. I do not suffer from heartburn and my bowels are moving fine. I can eat and drink normally; however, my appetite has decreased due to the pain. I'm at my wits end and I don't know what else to do or what it could be. I have mild nausea but no vomiting or diarrahea. Any sugguestions on what could be causing me so much pain?

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I'm not a doctor but did they check your gallbladder?

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I had my gall bladder removed in 1993. I'm just at a lose of what could be causing this pain. I'm frustated, as well, because I'm in pain.

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If the pain continues or gets worse, you have to go back to ER sweetheart.

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Forgive me if I have not posted this in the correct place. I had GBP on March 19, 2010 and around a week ago, I began to have moderate pain in between my rib cage near my sternum. I went to the ER and spent 5 hours there. They took urine, blood and did a CT scan and could not find anything. They sent me home with nothing. I then scheduled an appointment with my family doctor's after clinic staff that same day and could not find the cause of my pain. I do not suffer from heartburn and my bowels are moving fine. I can eat and drink normally; however, my appetite has decreased due to the pain. I'm at my wits end and I don't know what else to do or what it could be. I have mild nausea but no vomiting or diarrahea. Any sugguestions on what could be causing me so much pain?

I would actually go to your surgeons office, or call your surgeons PA and ask them about it. Possibly a hernia near your esophagus. Thats what I had and it was similar to what you are explaining. It wouldnt show in blood results and urine and ct scans. Good luck and keep us posted!

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I have heard that a CT is not necessarily enough to detect a problem and you should request an Upper GI. I also agree that you should contact your surgeon.

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I just had a thought, however, im sure if it concerns you with this specific thing....but could it just be air? i still had horrible pain a week afterwards, it was more near my shoulder, but they told me it was air from the surgery that usually goes away after a while but also helps if you put warm towels on the area. It helped a lot!

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