Strange Stomach Problems
I am a 28 year old male, not overweight an have generally been in good health.
I have been having some strange stomach problems for about two weeks now.
It first started as a mild discomfort on the left side of my navel area, near the lower ribs. Over a few days the discomfort progressed and it felt like a had a tight band across my whole stomach including lower back pain around my kidneys.
I also had alternating constipation to looser stools. I saw my doctor last tuesday who has taken a urine sample and I have a blood test this coming tuesday.
A few days ago I was closely feeling around my abdomen area, and I have noticed what feels like a rib fracture. On the left hand side around the 11th / 12th rib, on the very edge it feels as if the rib is fractured. It is difficult to describe I must admit.
If you were to place your fingers in the upside down V where your ribs start to divide in your chest, then run your fingers down the left hand side keeping them on the edge. Around the last two ribs I can feel what I can only think is a jagged piece of bone sticking out.
It is very tender around this area, and I am wondering whether this is a rib injury that could also be causing the bowel problems I have been having?
I plan to make an appointment with my GP first thing tomorrow.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, this has caused me a great deal of worry. I am a real hypercondriac when it comes to Bowel problems, my best friend died of Bowel cancer 3 years ago and he was only 25.