After I had my gallbladder removed in February of this year, I've developed a rather large "bulge" on my lower right ribs. It started happening probably around July/August and hasn't gone away since. You almost can't even see the lump on my side unless I suck my stomach in and then it's pretty noticeable. I can't sleep on my side or even have anything touch it because it will get really sore and hurt. It's not on my breast bone but to the right of my belly button. My aunt who is an LPN looked at it a while back and thought I might have a hernia. The doctor said it was costocondritis even after I had an ultrasound and it came back negative.
Could this really be costocondritis? I've had costo in my chest before but never anywhere down on my lower ribs. Why would I have such a large bulge on my ribs though? When I touch it, it feels very tough and almost goes right along my ribs.View Thread
I am female and it has moved between both sides. One morning it was on the left side but then it went away. Then yesterday it moved to the right side and it's still there today. The pain is just a little lower then my belly button and it's more towards the front.View Thread
Just within the last 3 weeks I was diagnosed with something called gastritis. Ever since I went to the doctors, I have felt like crap. My gastritis has seemed to settle down since taking medication but now I'm experiencing new symptoms. Two days ago I was feeling a weird pain in my lower left abdomen that felt like gas, bloating, etc. It did go away but now I'm feeling the same pain in my lower right abdomen. I haven't vomited, had blood in my stool, and the pain is like a dull ache. I'm not sure if what I'm feeling right now is associated with my gastritis but I'm hoping it is. The pain is right near my right hip bone and I've felt is ever since I had a beer two days. I also had spicy food too which I'm sure didn't help my case either. If anyone could help me that would be great, thanks.View Thread