The other day I had a lot of pressure and throbbing in my left & right upper ribs. My stomach was swollen & looked like I was pregnant. It seemed to be similar to the symptoms right before you have a baby. The pressure and throbbing were unbearable. My bowel had not moved for a few day due to constipation so I thought that was the problem. I took some laxative and it did help relieve some pressure but not all & stomach was still swollen. I stayed in bed laying on my left side was the only relieve from the pain. Today I am fine, but my right & left upper ribs are very sore. The swelling, pressure, and throbbing are gone. Are these symptoms of constipation? ?