• stranger2 stranger2
    November 22, 2008
    Pain under rib cage after eating
    stranger2 stranger2
    November 22, 2008

    I've been having this pain under my left rib cage for a few months now. It mostly hurts after I eat, but it has become more intense lately. I also get a little knot there in that area that mostly pops up after I have eaten. I was diagnosed with GERD and a hiatal hernia a few years ag, and I have had a full hysterectomy. I have been steadily gaining weight since then, about 40 pounds in the past two years, without any change in my eating habits.  Does anyone know what could be causing this pain?



  • Amy Tudor
    July 25, 2014
    Amy Tudor
    July 25, 2014

    Hi there, stranger2 -


    Did you ever discover what was causing this pain? If you did, perhaps you might consider coming back here and telling us what the diagnosis was and what treatment you received? Others might be having the symptoms and could learn from your experiences. It sounds to me that much of the pain could be due to reflux related to your GERD diagnosis, but I'm only a lay person and can't diagnose you. I hope you've gotten some relief by now!


    Here are some links you might find helpful, by the way!


    Symptoms of Acid Reflux

    Tips for Exercising with Acid Reflux

    Using Tylenol Responsibly


    Be well!




  • Bettie September 06, 2009
    September 06, 2009

    This pain goes up into my breast  and raditates to my back when it is servere===feels like something is going to pop.   CT SCAN  ruled out pancreatitis, upper GI rules out ulcer, 2 cardograms were normal, scheduled for stress test.   What could this be?   I have had this many times before, but not this severe.

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