what's causing this pain?
I'm not sure where to post this query as I don't know what bracket it would come under!
About 7 years ago I was suddenly struck by intense pain halfway down my back on the right side. Midway between shoulder my blade and the bottom of my rib cage. The pain was very sharp and came in waves. It lasted about 20 minutes before slowly subsiding to nothing. It was severe enough to force me to lie down. The pain made me sweat. After, I felt I needed to belch a lot.
THis then took the pattern of repeating 2-6 times a year. Eventually, thinking it was gall stones or something, I went to see a specialist who sent me for a scan last year. Completely clear of stones apparently.
More recently My attacks are a little more frequent and leave me feeling sore for a few days after.
When the pain comes on, it comes from nothing to severe in a matter of a few seconds. The pain always starts in the same area, then spreads over my back and front, making me feel quite sick at times. It's always accompanied by belching afterwards.
Curiosly though, My sister has recently been in for a scan on her gall bladder/kidneys for a similar problem. She was given the all clear too!
I just wondered if anyone has any thoughts?