Originally Posted by rc1975
pain that comes and go every few minutes like a sharp stabbing pain that last a few seconds?
RC, what you are describing almost suits gall bladder pain to a tee. Is it possible that it is anywhere near your lowest right rib but pretty close to the center?
If not, gallbladder pain has been known to "refer" often to a shoulder (I forget which.)
No, heartpain doesn't come in waves like that.
With "wave pain" separated by a minute or more, look to the digestive tract first because the entire gut contracts like a moving snake and the muscular contraction goes from one end to the other. WHen the contractions hits a sore spot you get pain but the pain then stops for a while til the next contraction.
In rc's case, if it's not gall bladder my next suspect might be esophagus pain. Yoiu can tell if it's gall bladder by eating a half pound of UNcrisp bacon. If THAT doesn't give you colicy (wavelike) pain in 1/2 hour, your gall bladder is fine.