Re: sharp stabbing pain under my left lower rib cage - please help
It does not sound like extra acid in your stomach especially-where you feel the pain, below the lowest part of your self side of your rib cage. That is where your large intestine lies as well as your diaphragm, but the diarrhea may be a sensitivity to carbs. I can't help you as you ask, as you need to physically seek professional assistance to eliminate various possibilities but my thrown out suggestions may make you think and direct yourself the right path or observation.
You said in the middle of the night, but then you also said in the same sentence, shortly after you eat. That is a little confusing, unless you eat in the middle of the night....or very late. If that is the case, I would suggest you don't eat after 8.00pm, or thereabouts.
You may have sensitivity to carbs, and the valve at the lower part of the large intestine at the end of your small intestine-on the right low part of your abdomen near the groin-remains open...creating problems-or it might be-simply adhesions in the fascia/or diaphragm/inter-coastal muscles area upon your ribcage (it has been known to happen or other muscular pull there-due to past repeated enxiety and withholding your breathing/or heart palpitations) or could be the large intestine in the area of-the transverse and the descending colon, where it is where you describe the pain.
Some folks have found a lot of relief and end of such problem you describe, by simply having a few colonic irrigations due to strictures or other reasons.
(I wonder if you had yogurt, if it assists you or not).
Either way, change your diet, by removing carbs, and not eating late and see how you go to eliminate some possibilities.
Also, if you mix your foods wrongly as in acid/alkaline, this could also create a problem with some folks-due to the different digestive juices combining.
Once you do your own home work by testing these and your ways of eating, you may be able to assist the health professional you may need to see, to look in the right direction.
Why not visit a dietitian, (or even a physical therapist also), to eliminate muscular/fascia adhesion problems in that area, after you see a health professional first. They might decideto have you have an ultrasound or other tests, if you had it constantly and persistently in the past.
PS. Just wandering if you remember what was happening in your life/lifestyle two years earlier when that was occurring before.
Last edited by Conceptual; 05-16-2010 at 12:46 AM.