severe pain under right breast...what is going on
Pain strikes at random. Only pain medication to touch ot is Lortab. I've tried others. I've had my gall bladder out about 8 months ago. Also had heart by-pass 10 years ago. I have a dr's appointment 2/3, what can I expect????
It's hard to say what might be causing your pain. There are many possibilities. You're smart to have gone ahead and scheduled a doctor's appointment. Be prepared to:
• Describe the type of pain – i.e., burning, stabbing, aching, etc.
• Show exactly where it hurts
• Explain when it hurts and if anything makes it worse – Ex.: Does it get worse after you eat? exercise? Is it worse when you first get up in the morning? at night?
• Rate your pain on a scale of 0 - 10. This can be really important. Here's an article that should help: Using the Pain Scale Effectively
The doctor will probably do a physical exam, pressing on the area. Depending on what he finds or doesn't find, he may order some diagnostic tests.
Good luck! I hope you're able to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment soon.