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Chronic Abdominal Pain

Digestive Health | Last Active: Mar 5, 2019 | Replies (120)

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@dannyblues99

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I’m also suffering my chronic Upper Left Abdominal under the ribs for more then 8 months I feel like pain is deep inside under the ribs. When it get worse it goes to the back. The pain is dull continuous and it’s intensity varies with time and day. My pain is not affected by food or bowel movement. Pain started in October 2012. Pain starts in the morning and remains all the day. It’s gnawing pain. I feel like pain is deep inside the lower left rib. I have gone through battery of tests:
Abdominal Ultrasound, CT(MDCT)with contrast, MRI/MRCP with and without contrast, CT Entrography with and without contrast, 2 Colonoscopies, 3 Upper Endoscopy, 2 Gastric Emptying test, Capsule Endoscopy, Chest Xrays, Hydrogen breath test,Stool test, Numerous Blood test.
Only findings till now were: mild chronic gastritis, infected with hpylori, giardia, fatty liver, sub-clinical hypothyroid and pancreas divisum.
My GI has no answer for the pain. I don’t know how and where to reach out for help. Pain has crippled my day today life.

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Hi Danny – I am so sorry to hear you are going through the same issues tHat I have been going through. I honestly feel for you because I can appreciate what you are going through. It’s so hard to deal with the pain on a daily basis. Wanted to give you an update – I went to the Cleveland Clinic and saw an Internal Medicine Specialist. I also started to develop a numbing in my left leg. He said that I should have an MRI done on my thoracic spine. Well it turns out that I have a big bulge in between T5 and T6 vertebrae. Supposedly the nerves that run from this area control the abdomen and under the sternum area. I am going to a spine clinic and will let you know what they find out. Keep the faith it’s very hard to do – especially because I am on percocets daily. Take care Danny.

HI lz5b00
Thanks for your reply. So all the years the pain was because of bulge in between T5 and T6 vertebrae.? What doctor say about bulge ? How sever is your pain and how does it feel like ?
Please keep me updated. You take care too and have pain free days

Hi Danny – well I went to the Laser Spine Institute and had a conversation with two specialists. They indicated that this may not be the cause of my pain as the pain is concentrated at the front. They recommended that I have a MuscoSkeletal ultrasound to see if I have a torn tendon, muscle in the sternum and chest area. Oh the saga continues. I will let you know what I found out. Let me know how you are during. This is so frustrating living with pain on a daily basis and not finding answers. Hopefully we can both find out what is going on with our bodies. Take care and keep me informed

I too, can completely relate to you. I have been experiencing sharp, intense rib pain, and sometimes in my chest, for a year and a half now. Test, after test, appointment after appointment, there are still no answers… I was even told if I wanted to have a “long chat” with someone, like it’s gotten to the point, I am giving up now, and it does affect everyday life, knowing it’s always there! I hope you all get the answers you need, I am hoping some day I will too!!!

Hello lz5b00:
How are you doing ? Any luck with diagnosis ? Wishing you pain free life.
Take care