Pain under left rib!
For 5 years now i have dealt with a dull pain just below my left rib. Its not a constant pain.It hurts then goes away, then hurts then goes away.Like a pulse. But it gets worse when i am active. It doesn't bother me when i sleep or sit,just when i am standing or moving around.And when i take a deep breath in sometimes it hurts.
I had problems with this back in '99 and had to quit my job do to the pain and series of tests my doctor was running on me. I had ultrasounds,bariums,CT's, stool samples,and bloodwork done. Everything came back normal, so my doctor just diagnosed me with IBS becasue i was having problems with diareaha. After 3 months the pain went away and flared up every once in a awhile but just for short periods of time.
Thurs. morning it startung hurting again and now 4 days later is still hurting me. Its not a horrible pain, but more of a dull pain that comes and goes like a pulse.When i am active, it seems to hurt more.
I have problems with constipation and Diareaha off and on and often get bad stomach aches afetr eating certain foods. But i can't figure out what might be causing this pain under my left rib!I am scared to death.
Any ideas what this might be? Does it sound like a symptom of IBS?