What is cramp while bending under ribcage?
Last year or so I get this sudden cramp under my right side of the ribcage, when I bend sharply like in some yoga poses. It gets all tight in the area and then goes away after scaring me and yoga teacher...
Hard to say. Dunno. My first thought was your intestines...
It could also be liver. You should be able to comfortably press your fingers in under your rib cage on the right side without resisitance /pain if you have a healthy liver.
I always referred to these types of cramps as stitches. Did a quick search on them and here is what I found ~ Cathy
* Abdominal Muscle Spasms.
* Spasm alongside the Rib Cage. ("Stitch In The Side")
Abdominal spasms and the "Stitch in the Side" can be caused by a variety of exercises and stretches, even excessive deep inspirations and expirations. They are generally caused by any of at least 13 muscle groups and are very difficult to isolate. Therefore, it becomes almost impossible to put a counter antagonistic move to release the spasm. The best move to try to alleviate the spasm is to lay on your back and place both arms under the head, grasping both elbows. Support the head by raising it as high as you can. Take a deep forced inspiration and hold it for a count of 8, then a deep forced expiration for a count of 8. Repeat as needed, until there is relief of the spasm. For the "Stitch in The Side", if the spasm is on the right side, repeat the above maneuver while pulling the right elbow and head as far to the left as you can. For spasm on the left side, reverse the above procedures.
I wish I knew. I started getting those pains when I was pregnant, but they didn't go away after I had the baby. Feels to me like one internal organ has caught on another one. The only way I can make them go away is to bend over backwards. Usually for me they start if I am bending over from a seated position. Never seems to happen when I am standing.
My dad gets the same pains. He had gallbladder trouble. I had an Ultrasound done and I don't have gallbladder trouble but I do have a fatty liver.
I can, so hopefully it is not liver or gallbladder(my dad had gallbladder removed). When I was pregnant I had some pain at my ribcage, but if I remember well, it was on the other side. At that time I thought it was baby not having enough space under my ribs, since my waist is short and legs are long.
Originally Posted by Dr. White
I hope it is just muscles.
I have had the same thing ever since my second child was born! Even my yoga instructor did not know what it was. I don't get it as much as I used to, but I have always wanted to know what it was. It is really painful and scary when it happens!
I get those too! Sometimes it even hurts to breathe!
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My mom had the same thing her whole life, and was finally recently diagnosed with Hepatitis C.
Check your liver, for sure.
Could just be gallstones though.
You know, I used to get those regularly, like when I was leaning over to tie a shoe or something. Then I'd straighten up and it felt lik mylung was filling back up or something. But gradually, after a number of years really, it's gone away. I had forgotten all about the phenomenon until you mentioned it. Wacky!!
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I have this too but not quite as Blazin Jane describes with the lung filling back up part. It just makes me stop everything, I can't move until it subsides. I would like to know what it is too. I get it on both right and left and both sitting and standing bend overs.
I used to get this when I was a child in school. Haven't since adulthood though. Sometimes it was so bad I couldn't breathe, felt like a knife in my side. It would subside within a few minutes though. We never figured out what it was and it just went away on it's own after a number of yrs.
Hope you get some answers!
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