I am a 26 year old female, and for the last year or so I have had pain on my left side. It started with my ribs feeling tender and bruised, but I have not had any trauma to them. Now for the last 5 months the pain has become worse and mostly constant. Along with new symptoms. Left sided abdominal tenderness that extends to my flank , reflux, and occasional constipation. I do not have insurance and have found it hard to find a doctor willing to let me make payments for visits. The one doctor I was able to see said it was inflammation of the ribs, but I feel that there is something else going on. I also cannot lay on my stomach when sleeping because it feels like my ribs are sticking out on that side. I have been so worried that it may be serious. Any clues as to what this might be?