Posted 30 November 2001 - 07:35 AM
I have seen a lot of postings about right side pain/problems under rib cage but not many suggestions on this. My spouse is having particularly bad symptoms in that area at the moment. It is like the muscle/the whole region just under his right rib cage tightens up, and causes pain and numbness in the right side. His bowel movements are dry although you can hear the liquid somewhere in there because it sloshes around (even I can hear it). When he has this right side pain/associated with the rib cage he doesn't digest his food properly (ie. some bits come through whole)and he is exhausted from not getting nutrients. He also gets a particular taste in his mouth and the whole thing causes him to be really irritated. Apparently the specialists we've seen can't work it out although they say it isn't the gall bladder which is the commonly assumed problem. Any suggestions/ helps/hints?