Anyone have pain in their ribs, I have no pain when standing or walking but when I sit down and my back has put pressure on my ribs in my back I get a feeling of tightness/pain, it’s now also hurting in my ribs on the front, they are especially painful when pressed.
Secondary question anyone know if they have a high serum ferritin reading? If so do you know the number. Thanks
We’re really encouraged that you are reaching out for support, as it does sound like there is so much going on for you.
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Hi, if it is on your left side just below your rib cage then it is possibly your spleen. I have lymphoma and an enlarged spleen that is sometimes although infrequently painful. Codeine relieves it thankfully.
@Jsa thank you for sharing this, I’m sorry you have to experience this pain it sounds really tough. I’m glad you’ve found something that relieves it for you. How are you doing at the moment?
@Red1 how have you been doing this past week?
Not very good, I am convinced I have Acute leukemia as a result if radiation exposure but as yet all my blood results are good. Hasn’t stopped me worrying it my increasing symptoms
I’m so sorry you’re still having these concerns it must be so worrying for you. Have you got any further tests or scans lined up to investigate why you might be experiencing these symptoms, and have you voiced all of your concerns about acute leukaemia with your healthcare team?
I finished rchop last September and i too have had lower left rib pain accompanied with quite severe bloating after eating even small meals currently waiting for ct scan but my employers want me back at work on 1 august on front line ambulances
Welcome to this community @Carl999 I’m glad you found us. I’m sorry you’re experiencing this it sounds really uncomfortable. Are members of your clinical team such as consultant and/or clinical nurse specialist aware of everything you’re experiencing?
You mentioned that your employers want you back to work. How do you feel about this?
If you have any concerns around this at all I would really encourage you to talk it through with a member of your treatment team, perhaps by phone or email, and as you may well know, you don’t have to wait until your next appointment to do so.
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My ribs are very uncomfortable but when I was eventually diagnosed in August 2018 I was eventually diagnosed with grade 4b NHL and it had spread to my chest wall. I had rchop and high dose methotrexate and then 2 different kinds of intensive radiotherapy. My ribs are so tender I can’t wear an underwired bra. Right now I feel I have a band of pressure ground my lower ribs. I’m assuming it’s something I have to live with
Hi @Cassie-1973 perhaps don’t assume it is something you have to live with and get it checked out ‘pleasantly assertively’ and see what can be done.
Apologies I missed your post.
Be kind to yourself you have been through a lot
Hi @Cassie-1973 as @Erica says, don’t be afraid to chat to your clinical team about this and get this checked out, it sounds really uncomfortable. Our @BloodCancerUK_Nurses might be able to offer some guidance around this so I’ve tagged them in.
I am really sorry to hear that you have discomfort around your lower ribs. Have you mentioned this to your Haematology team? If not I suggest you do as they may be able to reassure you and give you some suggestions to improve this discomfort. As you have have received radiotherapy to this area this may be a late effect of this treatment but I think it is worth asking and also gaining some suggestions on how to improve this discomfort for you. More than happy to discuss this with you over the phone How to contact Blood Cancer UK | Blood Cancer UK.
Do take care
Hi @Cassie-1973 I’ve been thinking of you and I just wondered how you are doing now?
Look after yourself