I have been having pain below my right rib for a while - on and off for the last few months I would say, but it has been worse in the last week and a half. It is a throbbing, burning pain that almost feels like a stitch - or like my scar tissue is twisting. I feel nauseous most of the time, very, very tired like my body is made of lead, and I have been really gassy.
I had my gallbladder removed about 12 years ago, so I know it's not my gallbladder. it is directly underneath where my gallbladder was. I have a large scar where they removed my gb - I was not able to have it removed by laparoscopy.
I ashamed to say that I am obese and have a history of pcos and insulin resistance. I have a LOT of fat around my stomach.
I had a baby last year and had gestational diabetes, which was insulin controlled. I do not know if I have any diabetes now as I haven't been tested for it (bad I know). After I gave birth, I had VERY swollen legs and feet that did not go down for about a month or two. I also had pain in my right kidney - my doctor had a look at it by ultrasound, but saw nothing. I don't know if this is related, but I do still get pain around that area.
When I sit still, I have a slight throbbing in my right shoulder blade. The pain around my liver is also slightly throbbing at times. I was diagnosed a few years ago with a slightly fatty liver, so I am wondering if my symptoms sound like that.
I know I need to see a doctor, ultimately, but I am scared. My mind ALWAYS goes to the worst possible scenario and I am scared it's something bad
Can someone please put my mind at rest?