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Pain in side

Postby marisae » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:09 am

Hi All

Not sure if i have posted in right place. I have started to get a pain in my lower right side of my stomach. Could this be a part of Fibro or is it something i should get checked out.

Any advice would be appreciated please.

Thanks

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Re: Pain in side

Postby gillshutt » Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:38 am

If it's a new symptom to you then go and get it checked out. Never presume anything is down to FM, it might be something else and it might be something they can help with. :hugs:
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Re: Pain in side

Postby LinzWorld » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:00 pm

As Gill said, any new symptom should be checked out. It could be anything from a kidney infection to a pulled muscle!
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Re: Pain in side

Postby ladymanvers » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:46 pm

Yes, you must get it checked at the docs.

It depends on what you mean by 'stomach' also. I use stomach to mean proper stomach i.e. upper abdominal area yet my OH and others use 'stomach' to mean the whole abdominal area.

Very low down and to the right could be appendicitis. Higher up could be gallbladder or costo (rib inflammation). That's why it's best to see your GP although even they get confused with us Fibromites!

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Re: Pain in side

Postby Ellen Tracey » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:59 pm

I get pain just below my ribs, but also where my clothing waistband is, very painful, ive seen doc n nurse they only seem to worry about the lower part of the stomach, they have a prod around and tap around and listen in to make sure everything is gurgling away (you normally dont need an instrument to hear that ) :roll: the nurse mentioned imflamation of the ribs causing stomach pain, its not nice at all!

For those of you who suffer discomfort in the stomach, how have they checked you? I am a born worrier and sometimes wonder if theres something they are not picking up on, sometimes its felt like a baby rolling around in there! :yikes:
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Re: Pain in side

Postby LinzWorld » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:12 pm

Physical exam, urine tests for kidney infections, a colonoscopy and gastroscopy for ulcers and inflammatory bowel diseases, celiac disease blood test, and gynae ultrasound.
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Re: Pain in side

Postby gillshutt » Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:54 am

When I get rib pain (most days) it's often the lower ribs which hurt and this can feel like stomach pain... I had an ulcer once at it feels similar... but if I lie down then feel around I can tell it's my ribs not my stomach.
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Re: Pain in side

Postby ladymanvers » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:19 am

Me too Gill...lower ribs worse and hurts and is tender to press...Ju.x :wave:
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Re: Pain in side

Postby LinzWorld » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:19 pm

I must sound like a borken record saying this, but have you been checked out for myofascial trigger points? They're so common in people with Fibro and the ones you get on and around the rib cage can be the worst.
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Re: Pain in side

Postby groovy_chick » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:00 pm

LinzWorld wrote:I must sound like a borken record saying this, but have you been checked out for myofascial trigger points? They're so common in people with Fibro and the ones you get on and around the rib cage can be the worst.



I have been wondering this for a while but how do you get checked for trigger points and who by????? Excluding private practitioners of course :?

I jolly well know I have some trigger points as when I press on my sore areas, i.e. between ribs I nearly jump or scream and they also refer pain further but how do I get rid of them?????? :dunno:
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Re: Pain in side

Postby LinzWorld » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:49 pm

On the NHS? Tricky.

Prof Davies can check (he's trained in Sports & Rehabilitation Medicine) if you could get a referral to the Guys clinic. I don't know of any other consultants who could - with most pain specialists, you're lucky if they can diagnose myofascial pain at all. If you can get to see a rehabilitation specialist with an interest in myofascial pain, they'd be able to, but good luck finding one and getting a referral!

A physio might be able to, but as it's (usually expensive) post-graduate training, not many NHS physios have done training in myofascial issues (I've known more private physios who have done the training).

The NHS doesn't fund Myofascial Release Therapists specifically so it's a case of finding a doctor or physio with an interest who's bothered to go and get trained.

Unfortunately, the NHS hasn't yet got to grips with how important this area is.

There are a couple of very good books:

The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment for Pain Relief, By Clair Davies

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Survival Manual, By Devin J. Starlanyl


Unless you can learn advanced myofascial release techniques, to release a trigger point, you basically put pressure on it till it releases. This can be incredibly painful though and may not last long (why I prefer to get proper myofascial release despite the cost).
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Re: Pain in side

Postby normalnutter » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:24 pm

groovy_chick wrote:
LinzWorld wrote:I must sound like a borken record saying this, but have you been checked out for myofascial trigger points? They're so common in people with Fibro and the ones you get on and around the rib cage can be the worst.



I have been wondering this for a while but how do you get checked for trigger points and who by????? Excluding private practitioners of course :?

I jolly well know I have some trigger points as when I press on my sore areas, i.e. between ribs I nearly jump or scream and they also refer pain further but how do I get rid of them?????? :dunno:

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