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Pain in my side

Posted by cheerful1 (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 30, 07 at 14:07

Started over the weekend. I went to bend down, and got this pain on my right side, between my stomach and my back. It figures that it happened 2 days after I was at the doctor for something else! Don't know if it's just a gas pocket, or something else.

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RE: Pain in my side

I hope it was a gas pocket and you're feeling fine.

If not, what kind of pain is it (throbbing, stabbing, pinching)? Can you describe more where it is (armpit to lower chest/lower chest to waist/waist to hip) and then front to back (from middle of front to middle of back)?
Have you called the Dr. since?

RE: Pain in my side

I think it's a gas pocket. I started taking glucosamine on Friday, started getting the pain on Saturday. Don't really feel the pain today, but can feel gas pressure.

RE: Pain in my side

It could be just gas pain. It could also be a muscle spasm.

Do consider the possibility, though, that it's a broken rib. I broke a rib a month ago. I was doing twisty type crunches and suddenly I felt a pain in my left side, about halfway down. I got a bone density test a week later, and it was low, indicating that I have osteopenia, the precursor to osteoporosis.

This was a shock. I'm not that old, and I eat plenty of dairy.

RE: Pain in my side

I had rib pain so severe that I thought I had a broken rib. I went to my doctoer and he took xrays, nothing was broken. He took one look at my back and told me I had shingles! I have been at home for a week now and am still breaking out. It sure does hurt just like broken ribs.

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