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Old 01-11-2005, 08:56 PM   #1
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Exclamation Pain And Swelling In Back Right Ribs

I have posted once before, under the other rib pain thread. I still have Right upper and back lower rib pain. I have a deformity going on. My rib cage is swelling. It is much larger now on the right side, than it is on the left. It is visibly noticeable. It keeps getting bigger, over a course of about 2 years. The swollen area always hurts, it only feels worse when i eat a large amount. It then feels like i have eaten a basketball and hurts my ribs from the inside out. Lots of painful pressure on already sore ribs. DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE A SWELLING RIB CAGE??? It is on the lower right side, and back. You can see it, feel it, and i cannot put my arm down to my side on that side without pressing down on my ribs(obviously not a regular practice). It origionally was was only one rib sticking out, now, it is all the way to the bottom, and almost to my breast line. They have done a cat scan of my liver, xrays of my ribs, with normal results. All the bloodwork is normal. They were freaking out at first because they could feel it too. The skin on that area is very cold, but warm everywhere else. I take the prescribed Flexeril and Motrin 800's, only when it gets real bad. The muscles relax, but the swelling along the whole ribs are still there. I HAVE HAD NO TRAUMA AT ALL, over the course of this progressive condition. In the past i have had spinal meningitis(viral), a complete hysterectomy at 21 (endomitriosis and cysts-with tubal involvement), Lymph node removal on the right side (epstein barr virus was the outcome) and a umbilical hernia. The only thing on the net i have found, are chosto, chondrosarcoma, and a few other far fetched things, none of these clues seem to fit the crime. This is what i have been told so far..... MUSCLE SPASMS!!!!! DEPRESSION!!!!! OK??? If i am doped up on muscle relaxers and anti inflamatories, and you can still feel the swollen ribs, then i should be depressed i suppose. I am very happy housewife, i homeschool my 11th grade level 12 year old, my hubby earns enough to where i can actually stay home and rest, oh yeah, i guess depression is the answer??? Sorry to all about the rant, i am sick of being sick. IF ANYONE HAS SWELLING RIBS, BACK LOWER RIB PAIN AND LOW GRADE FEVERS IN THE AFTERNOON TO MID DAY, PLEASE RE- POST, and maybe we can help each other. THANK YOU!!!

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Old 01-11-2005, 11:34 PM   #2
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Re: Pain And Swelling In Back Right Ribs

I have had the same thing as you , And this is what they found.
T-11&T12 small disk protusion that affect the area you are talking about, Has a epiy , and a fasict injestion , Use a drug called neuronton, and has helped, Also i ran into a post on these boards about Absorbine JR, And you know what , it really helps.

Old 01-11-2005, 11:45 PM   #3
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Re: Pain And Swelling In Back Right Ribs

what does this relate to? I have no back problems. My ribs are literally sticking out. The whole right side of my chest on the side is swollen. They tried to put me on neuronton, and i did not accept it. I am glad though, many people have commited suicide on it. You might want to check into it. I will check into the T-11 and T-12 disk protrusion. How do i go about getting it checked? They did not see anything on the xrays. Thanks for the post!!

Old 01-11-2005, 11:59 PM   #4
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Re: Pain And Swelling In Back Right Ribs

sounds like you might need to see neuro dr , The best place i have found is CINN in chicago , Dr Christens Villoch is the best in the chicago area. Neuronton works great for nerve pain , so it might not be for you.

Old 01-12-2005, 04:09 AM   #5
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Re: Pain And Swelling In Back Right Ribs

Yep-me too--
This is what stidw was telling me about the Doc's in Chig/ cinn--This is exactly my pain..This is when I started trying to stop this ten years ago -they did lumbar -cervical -bone spur-and 4 weeks ago lumbar harware removal. And guess what it is now worse than ever-it is probally Thorasic on me .
You know I have been after this for a long time. i have had every kind of pokin invasive painful or not test done and 4 surgerys and now I get NO meds and was supposed to have gone back after this last surgery for post -op at 2 weeks -then they moved it to 4 weeks -then the 24 th of this month -5 weeks I appriecate everyone's experiences and input but I know when I am getting the cold shoulder --and they dont want to touch the thorasic l...
Sorry I'm not going to humor these doctors that dont want anything to do with me and that say I should be fine...just give it time......then they turn it around and make it about meds---I came here along time ago when I woul'nt touch the meds--and people told me I was crazy and should use them...
So after this surgery Whether it be narc. or not they want give me anything.and the doc is hiding...So I have to wait 5 weeks after surgery---thats a CROCK.....Gee I'm sorry DOc I thought this was about me--lol
And you guys with this pain --aint it fun trying to figure out how to get in a position to where you can go to sleep for what? maybe 4 hrs max b4 you wake up and start over again....and after this surg, I'm never asleep for more than 2 or 3...WHERE IS THORASIC MAN when you need him..................Willis

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