Uncomftable dull pain behind right rib

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Hello, For the last few years I have had a Uncomftable / dull pain behind right rib.  It comes and goes but never completely disappears. It feels like an organ has been blown up like a balloon (But I can not feel any inflamed organs?) 

I have noticed this dull pain seems to come on after I eat a lot of food, especially food that is not easy to digest like meat.  

I have seen the doctor a few times but have not found anything yet.  I thought this was caused by gluten, the GP sent me for a blood test and it confirmed I do not have a gluten tolerance.  Also there were no issues found with my other organs via the blood test.

Because I thought it was gluten causing the issue I ate a full bowl of bran flakes then for the next three days I had pain behind my ridbs (Left side and right) that was 10 times more painful then ever before.  

Also some times after eating I get the following symptons 


-Bubbles in throat

-Feeling Tired

-Brain Fog

I am going back to see the doctor again but just wondered if anyone had any advise.


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  • Posted

    I have all problem you mentioned. I got non working gallbladder with gallstones. I especially hate the brain fog has I have to walk like a drunk person in office carefully not clashing/dashing with others.First test is ultrasound for gallstones if no stones, then HIDA scan to see if it's functioning.

  • Posted

    Try a food diary and avoid any foods that cause your symptoms.
    • Posted

      Thanks for the advise, I have been doing this but have been unable to tie it down to certain foods.  I do suspect it could be fatty foods,  I am going to try a low fat diet next.
    • Posted

      I used to have a lot of trouble with fatty foods but it gradually improved and now I only have to avoid salame.  Before, I had to avoid all fatty foods.
  • Posted

    Sounds like gall bladder or fatty liver issues. 
  • Posted

    First check your gallbladder for stones with ultrasound and then HIDA scan to see if it's working instead of prolonging with diet modifications.

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