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Pain at left rib cage area

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Started by allaboutmefl, Feb 13, 2008 2:19 PM
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    allaboutmefl

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Posted February 13, 2008 - 2:19 PM

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I have been banded for six months. I first noticed this uncomfortable feeling in my left rib area after surgery when I put my leg up to shave. It's the area right below where my bra sits. If I straighten out my posture or body it seems to go away. I cut all the wires from my underwire bra and still find myself moving my bra off my skin in that area. It's not painful, just uncomfortable sometimes. My port is a few inches away from the "mystery" area.

I don't have a problem with reflux. Do other people experience this? I find myself often straightening up my posture and moving my bra. Weird. What is it?

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    travelgirl

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Posted February 13, 2008 - 2:25 PM

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*disclaimer - I am not a medical professional, and I may be completely wrong*

Does the pain seem to be coming from on top of your ribcage, or under it? Could you possibly be feeling the tubing??? Not the port or the band itself, but the tube that connects the two?


    allaboutmefl

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Posted February 13, 2008 - 2:39 PM

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The feeling is right at the edge of my rib cage. From the center of my body at the bra line. It is 2 1/2-3" down and 2 1/2-3" to the left. Maybe something is swollen in the area? I sneeze daily and they are usually pretty forceful. I don't know if something is slightly out of place???? Is it normal to feel like something is in there at times when you move certain ways?


    travelgirl

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Posted February 13, 2008 - 3:00 PM

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I sneeze pretty hard several times a day, and I can't say I've ever felt anything besides my port if I feel anything at all. Maybe someone else who has experienced something similar can chime in with their ideas about it.

I'm curious to know what the cause is, though.


    allaboutmefl

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Posted February 13, 2008 - 3:21 PM

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I don't feel the "uncomfortable" feeling when I sneeze. It's usually when my posture is bad or I'm sitting down. Any comments are appreciated. Thanks Travelgirl


    travelgirl

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Posted February 13, 2008 - 3:39 PM

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I just hope someone with some insight takes an interest in this thread....Sorry I can't be more help!


    Crispy2

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Posted February 13, 2008 - 4:00 PM

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I have a similar pain. It almost seems like a cramp when you are running. It seems to be always there just dull. I have been to my family dr and she just thinks its gas. Is this the kind of pain you are getting?


    allaboutmefl

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Posted February 13, 2008 - 7:22 PM

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Not sure if it's gas pain. It is a dull cramping feeling. Does yours bother you below the bra line? Does your bra or poor posture irritate it?


    QuasiTova

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Posted February 13, 2008 - 9:05 PM

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The area you have circled on the photo is where my PORT is. Are you sure your port is not there?

I thought my port was by the large incision, but my doctor confirmed that it is under my left breast at the under my rib cage... (the same place you have circled).

I am quite large busted, and if I slouch, I can feel it. I experience all of the feelings you mentioned.

When I asked my doctor, he said it was normal.


    Crispy2

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Posted February 14, 2008 - 8:36 AM

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No my cramping is on my left side under my rib cage.


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