I'm hoping someone can help me out this time. I've worked through the large portion of my problems lately on my own...but I have a very *real* symptom that I just can't make heads or tails of.
For about two months now, I have had very tender lower ribs, on both my right and left side. This wraps all the way around to my back. If I press them, there are very sore spots, and I can almost feel bone / cartilage / muscle moving when I rub it. Depending on my position, it almost feels like there is a ball of fat under my right ribs - and when I scrunch that side up, it feels like there would be a "mass" there...but there definitely is not one. It almost feels like tight muscles, but I can't be sure. My anxiety has had my thinking that my spleen and liver must be enlarged, but I don't know. I had a CBC mid-september that came back normal except for slightly elevated white count that came back normal on retest. I figured if it were my liver, something may have shown up on that.
I have had a bunch of back / spine cracking issues lately and I was wondering if it could be related to that at all.
I'm away at college and my real doctor is back home, so it is hard for me to get home to get checked out...and it's a pain to do so if this is all my anxiety.
My ultimate fear (at the moment...has been since the elevated WBC count.) is luekemia. Those of you who have worried about such a thing before know the correlation between hepatosplenomegaly (thank google for that one.) and leukemia.
I have heard people mention costochondritis and myofacial pain / fibro. - but I just don't know how to differentiate between that or actual liver pain. I'm really scared, and it's interfering with my life.