Hiya. I do post on here intermittently & am very concerned just now. I have a GP appointment today as I am getting a peculiar pain at the back of my ribs on the left hand side. It is under my bustling but at the back of my ribs next to my spine. It has become more frequent over the last couple of months, to the point now where I am worrying.
I have Hereditary Haemochromatosis (HH) & I also have an Outpatient Appt for a Venesection (vs) following my GP appt.
I have Liver Cirrhosis & take propranolol & Omeprazole for unbanded oesophageal varisces (ov) . I have twice yearly ultrasound (u/s) on my abdomen.
The pain feels like someone poked me hard in the back of the ribs & then it feels cold & sharp followed by a pulsating pain. I wonder if any of you may have an idea of what that could be? I know I'M off to the Doc's but I haven't slept yet for worrying about what to ask. The cirrhosis I think is end-stage but none of the Consultant's I see have mentioned Ascites, despite my abdomen being bloated! I'd never heard of it other than when I last posted on here. The pain I can feel now at the back left of my ribs & it's a cold, stabbing - almost like it's radiating cold.
Thanks & sorry it's a long post!