Movement of pancreas, liver under rib cage on bending, water retention in ankles. History of high BP, arthritis, cholesterol. Treatment?
When I bend down to put on stockings I feel something slip under my right and sometimes left rib cage. It feels like my pancreas or liver is slipping under my ribs and is very painful. I am a very heavy drinker - woman 65. Also have water retention in my ankles and now around my collarbone - especially on left side. I have osteo arthritis of the neck/back. I am on medication for high blood pressure - benzo - water pill 2.5 mg. Also have high cholesterol and am on 40 mg simvastin.
If you are retaining water and are alcoholic you may have started to develop liver disease. You must get a liver function test and an ulltrasound of abdomen done and revert back to me with the reports. And needless to say, cut down on your alcohol !
Answered: Wed, 11 Jul 2012
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