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Old 12-06-2004, 04:01 AM   #1
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upper abdomen pain?

Hi there
I have not been diagnosed with Thyroid probs but am undergoing tests for my gallbladder and everything is coming back normal. During this long process I have been doing a lot of research and think that I may have hyperthyrodism. My mother has this prob as well as several other family members. I have the following symptoms:heart racing, tired, weight loss (although eating a lot) and breathlessness. I thought these all had to do with stress, breastfeeding and just generally over doing it. Which of course still could be the case.
Back to my original question of the pain I am getting, it is just under my ribs on the right side and is very sharp and painful. As far as I know there is no link between this pain and hyperthyrodism but thought I would check here before I go back for more tests.
Thanks for taking the time to read and reply. I may be back when I get the Thyroid results.
Mel

 
Old 12-06-2004, 08:35 PM   #2
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Re: upper abdomen pain?

I am not sure about your pain, When I was hyper and hypo I had a lot of unexplained pains chest pains tip me off that I am going hyper. Maybe someone else has some idea's. I just wanted to welcome you to the board.

 
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Old 12-06-2004, 08:55 PM   #3
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Re: upper abdomen pain?

Hi there! You mentioned breastfeeding - maybe that could have something to do with it? Or perhaps postpartum stuff?

There is also thyroiditis which you can get after having a baby. Which goes away eventually but puts you are higher risk later in life. I had a baby last Feb and was diagnosed hyperthyroid in August. They tested me to make sure it wasn't thyroiditis.


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Old 12-07-2004, 10:10 AM   #4
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Re: upper abdomen pain?

oh no. I had that exact same thing!! I hadnt been diagnosed with thyroid problems yet and they did test on my gallbladder...everything came up normal....they still took it out!! Do not let them do this...you will regret it. If there was something wrong the tests would show it I dont know why these doctors think there is something wrong when its thyroid...just keep telling them to check your thyroid. You sound exactly like me!! Best of luck!

<3 Megan

P.S. (editted )

That pain in your upper abdomen...I got that same thing..and still get it..without the gallbladder I think it is from stress when ur thyroid isnt leveled out stress is a big factor! Good luck

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Old 12-07-2004, 11:22 AM   #5
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Re: upper abdomen pain?

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Originally Posted by aussiemel
Hi there
Back to my original question of the pain I am getting, it is just under my ribs on the right side and is very sharp and painful. As far as I know there is no link between this pain and hyperthyrodism but thought I would check here before I go back for more tests.
I have that regularly. My doctor checked my liver function, I've had my kidneys, gall bladder checked as well - everything comes back normal.

I'd always associated it with adhesion pain since having had a appendectomy and hemicholectomy (I was told that the join is fairly high up in the abdomen).

But now I'm not so sure - I have a hard time believing that it can be near constant.

But there also has been no link between it and my thyroid either.

 
Old 12-07-2004, 11:23 AM   #6
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Hi there
I thought these all had to do with stress, breastfeeding and just generally over doing it. Which of course still could be the case.

BTW - I'm also breastfeeding, but the pain started before I got pregnant and does not seem to be related to nursing at all.

Congrats

Liz

 
Old 12-07-2004, 12:24 PM   #7
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Re: upper abdomen pain?

Quote:
Originally Posted by aussiemel
Hi there
I have not been diagnosed with Thyroid probs but am undergoing tests for my gallbladder and everything is coming back normal. During this long process I have been doing a lot of research and think that I may have hyperthyrodism. My mother has this prob as well as several other family members. I have the following symptoms:heart racing, tired, weight loss (although eating a lot) and breathlessness. I thought these all had to do with stress, breastfeeding and just generally over doing it. Which of course still could be the case.
Back to my original question of the pain I am getting, it is just under my ribs on the right side and is very sharp and painful. As far as I know there is no link between this pain and hyperthyrodism but thought I would check here before I go back for more tests.
Thanks for taking the time to read and reply. I may be back when I get the Thyroid results.
Mel
Hi
Which tests have you had done? Like someone else mentioned you could
have post partum thyroiditis. Did the doc palpate your neck to see if
it's enlarged?
About the right upper quadrant pain you have the liver,gb and right kidney
all in that vicinity also the duodenum(the first portion of the small intestine)
which is a common site for peptic ulcers. You may need more of a work up
done.

 
Old 12-08-2004, 02:49 AM   #8
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Re: upper abdomen pain?

thanks for your replies. It is very interesting that others have also had this pain. So far I have only had results from blood tests and an ultrasound. They also checked my liver, pancreas, kidneys and I'm not sure what else. I had 2 CT scans done and I get the results on Monday, but I think they are clear as well because of the questions they kept asking me. But if that is clear then they are going to check for an ucler.
When I go back next week I am going to ask for a Thyroid check.
Hopefully we will get this sorted out soon.

Megan, I can't believe they took out your gallbladder even thought it was normal. that is awful.

April, my baby is 7 mths about the same as your baby was when you were diagnosed.

thanks again!

 
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