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I was wondering if anyone has hurting in the area just below where your ribs come together and to the right and left. This area is very sore and after I eat somethng, it hurts. Not sure if this is IBS. Thanks
 

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Hi Shirley:I don't usually have my pain there, but I think I've heard someone else mention it. Mine is usually in the lower left, occasionally around the belly button.Hopefully someone else can come up with an answer for you.JeanG
 
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Lots of posters have that problem. I guess it goes with IBS. I've had the tests, they're negative and I don't know what it is. It will probably go away by itself. Mine did. Returns once in a while, but not like it was in the beginning. For a while, it was pretty acute.
 
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Shirley; I get pain in that area sometimes.I always thought it was stomach pain,not intestenal pain,but my GI dr told me that the top of the colon goes across that area. So sometimes I,m hurting above the navel and sometimes below. And then theres the times when It hurts in both places at the same time!I have been diagnosed with IBS after running tests, but I have heard of stomach ulcers causing upper ab pain. Probably wouldn't hurt to check it out if you haven't already. Good luck and let us know how you are doing!!!------------------Deb
 

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I have the same pain in the center and sometimes to the left. My doctor thinks it is related to my GERD (gastroesophogial reflux disorder, pardon my spelling). I can pretty much keep it under control by eating 5-6 small meals/snacks per day and watching my intake of tomatoes, citrus fruits, and fatty foods. Mine usually comes in late afternoon or early evening, and rarely goes away before morning. Sometimes antacids and other rememdies work, sometimes they don't. One thing I am grateful for -- the pain subsides quite a bit when I am laying down. Does any of this sound familiar to you?
 
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Thanks to everyone who replied. Mannie.. it sounds just like what I was talking about. I have had several tests done and everything was fine. No ulcer, cancer, etc.I grateful to hear it's something other people are dealing with.. Thanks so much. Shirley
 
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