I have the option to email my gastroenterologist and he always responds with a helpful suggestion..but I think I'll save this one for the board mostly to give him a break. Most people on here complain of pain in there left side just below the ribcage. I have been having this a lot lately. It feel like I have a swollen lump under my left ribs and its very tender to touch. Lastnight my husband and I were on the couch and told him about the pain. He is am EMT so he tries to help as much as he can, too. I pressed two fingers into my side and I felt something very lumpy slide over then as odd as this is..it was followed by a deep popping sound in my side...followed by about 2 hours of pain and I couldn't move! This is so crazy! I have had an Upper GI series done, a colonoscopy, bloodwork, stool tests...everything is normal with the usual IBS diagnosis. Okay so...what the heck is this swollen mass in my side? I have recently been sick with a bad bad case of the crud and accompanying tiredness. I've had mono before and when I talked to my mother (a nurse) she said it sounds like my spleen could be swollen and I could have mono. I have not been to a doctor about this crud...because the tests and gastroenterologist bills as of right now are totaling $900 and they still aren't all in yet..I refuse to see another doctor. Seeing a doctor at the hospital I go to is like trying to get in to see a celebrity and you really gotta pay for it just to see them...dadgumit...I'm not made of money. Anyone got any advice?