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Sometimes it feels like back pain. Could it also have to do with the lower vertebrae? Sometimes I 'crack' them resulting in decreased discomfort.
 

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I think it is a muscular problem which is caused by a fungal overgrowth in the gut. Then the muscular problem can cause other problems such as tilted pelvis, etc.
 

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I think it is a muscular problem which is caused by a fungal overgrowth in the gut. Then the muscular problem can cause other problems such as tilted pelvis, etc.
This is interesting. how would a doctor find out of this is indeed the problem? and how would it be treated?

The problem started shortly (1-2 months) after I had nose surgery.

I had to take omeprazol and diclofenac and sleep lying at a 60 ish degree angle, this may be related to the issue.

Then again, I did a stool test and nothing was found.

Edit: after reading more about candida and leaking bowel syndrome, I have never found anything more relatable than this.

I suffer from most of these symptoms, if not all.
 

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Please look into Trigger Point Therapy and referred pain. A lot of trigger points can mimic other symptoms such as you describe. Right rib pain can be relieved! Google search "trigger point therapy right rib refer pain" or "Iliocostalis Thoracis Trigger Point" and read up on it. Then look at Youtube videos to see how to fix yourself. I have had the same right rib pain since September 2015 and I am just now finding relief! Been to the ER 3 times and each time all my tests came back normal every time but the pain persisted. Good luck to you!
 

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It has taken me almost a year to figure this out. If you lead a sedentary lifestyle or sit at a desk a lot, it is a good possibility it is muscle cramp related and not bowel related. Mine started the day of my appendectomy. I woke up with right rib pain after the surgery. And it has been there of and on for the past 10 months. Until I remembered about trigger point therapy and referred pain!
 

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It has taken me almost a year to figure this out. If you lead a sedentary lifestyle or sit at a desk a lot, it is a good possibility it is muscle cramp related and not bowel related. Mine started the day of my appendectomy. I woke up with right rib pain after the surgery. And it has been there of and on for the past 10 months. Until I remembered about trigger point therapy and referred pain!
A computer job certainly make things worse.
 

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Please look into Trigger Point Therapy and referred pain. A lot of trigger points can mimic other symptoms such as you describe. Right rib pain can be relieved! Google search "trigger point therapy right rib refer pain" or "Iliocostalis Thoracis Trigger Point" and read up on it. Then look at Youtube videos to see how to fix yourself. I have had the same right rib pain since September 2015 and I am just now finding relief! Been to the ER 3 times and each time all my tests came back normal every time but the pain persisted. Good luck to you!
Thanks for sharing this. It makes perfect sense. The more I sit then the more it hurts. It stretches down to my hip and the doctors can't figure it out. Since I have been doing Yoga and stretching a lot it seems to get much better. I would love to see links if you have them to help find the trigger points
 

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Going to get another ultrasound tomorrow, also gave another stool test sample.

Will get results soon but I'm pretty sure the outcome will be 'you're perfectly fine.'

I sit behind the computer A LOT, maybe it could be related.

Furthermore, the pain started about 3 weeks after I had surgery and didn't move a lot the week or two after.

Mostly laying on the couch watching TV.

It's not rib pain that I'm feeling though, just the golf ball feeling under/below my ribs

My posture is pretty bad, when I wear a brace to correct my posture the pain in the right area under the rib feels very different.

This might actually be it, I'm just realizing.

I'm going to read into this trigger therapy stuff

Kathy, could you perhaps provide us with some links of excercises that helped you personally?
 

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Well then.

Did some abdominal exercises two days in a row and today the pain was intense.

Now the pain is sharp and burning right under my lowest rib.

Again, only on the right side, not on the left, so it's very unlikely to be sore muscles from the few exercises I did

I feel like we might be onto something here
 

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I hope this isn't a duplicte because I was typing then it disappeared. I don't know if it was sent, but I think this is important so I'm typing it again - because the pain under my right rib is GONE! After countless tests, a CT of my abdomen and pelvis with contract discovered the culprit: "Chronic Fatty Replacement of the Pancreatic Head." My doctor prescribed Creon to compensate for the pancreatic insufficiency and I've had no problem since. I started taking Creon two months ago and it has changed my life so much! I am supposed to take it with each meal but I found out that I only need it if the meal includes meat. Now if I press on the area I can still feel some tenderness but I no longer have that feeling of a knot under my right rib. Since there is a bit of tenderness there I'm seeing an Endocrinologist to see if there is anything that needs further attention, just to be sure. I don't know if this will help anyone else who is struggling with this, but since this has helped me so much I felt I should share it. :)
 

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Hi im not diagnosed with ibs but I've had this pain below and to the right slighty of my right rib cage on and off my whole life. It's always occurred during high stress/anxiety life events.

When i had every test under the sun as a kid they said i had Gilbert's syndrome. Basically a sluggish liver. If you've never heard of that before - http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/gilbertssyndrome/Pages/Introduction.aspx

More recently it has returned but now i know i have GERD (possibly causing ibs) which could well be the offender. Turns out i also have a sliding hiatius hernia after an endoscopy which causes the reflux issues and sebsequent indigestion. It is scary because it does indeed make you wonder if it's a liver/gallbladder thing. I've had a ton of tests on those and they've always passed with flying colours.

Excercise and sometimes massage ease symptoms which makes me think infact it's probably all just gas related or colon irritation due to either the acid or indegestion.

What helps me is Ginger Tea, Liver Detox supplements and the Rennie deflatine/peppermint stuff that breaks down gas. Also Laxido every so often helps.
 

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Hello everyone I have been dealing with a lot of these symptoms and had a bunch of the same test done and scan etc. after dealing with Kaiser for a long time and fighting with them and numerous visits to the ER. I finally called 1800 Fed up and went to Tijuana Mex to see a gastro doc that was referred to me by a Mexican surgeon I'm helping get established here in the States, I'm a small business consultant and that's how I met him. Long story short went to see him he perscribed me a treatment almost done with it the pain and gas on the left side of my body is completely gone it seemed like the pain that was starting to travel to the right side under my rib cage started feeling I bit stronger but I think it's because the right side pain is completely gone I'm going back in a week for a follow up I will check back with you guys then, Thank you for sharing your information it helps my concerns of a painfully slow gassy death hahaa. Looking back the pain started a really long time ago and progressivly got worse sort about the punctuation spelling etc English is my second language I'm praying this is the answer I haven't felt this good in about 4 years. Thanks again
 

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Follow up from my visit to a specialist in Mexico,I was perscribed a 200 mg of Flornorm Rifaximina every 8 hours and Pantoprazol 20mg 1 time a day and Motilium 10mg one befor every meal. It's been about a week and some change since I stopped taking the meds I feel way better all my pain has gone on the right side and aside from some discomfort right under my rib on the left side, I noticed mainly when I'm dehydrated. So hopefully the gas and pain and Naseua and bruising pain do not come back. I'm waiting a couple weeks before I go back to see if any symptoms come back. I haven't felt this good in a long time.
 
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