Eight years ago I broke a rib on the left, just under my breast (this may or may not be relevant to the present problem). It healed but there's always been a dull ache, not even worthy of painkillers.
Last weekend this flared so much I couldn't sleep; the pain is much worse when I'm lying down. After 3 nights, I went to the doctor and within 30 mins was in hospital.
For the next week I had X-rays, heart scan and CT scan and nothing showed up.
The only good thing about that was all my organs are in good condition .
I was on morphine in the hospital, the pain was so bad.
Having been unable to find anything, they sent me home with Panadol which does virtually nothing to deaden the agony.
I know very few of you are medical experts but can you suggest anything?
I had thought it might be hiatus hernia but wouldn't that have shown up on the X-rays/scans?
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