When I bend down to slip into boots or sitting and lean over to tie my shoe I feel something go up under my ribs. This as been going on for several months. I do not have a gallbladder and I lacerated my liver internally after a 25ft fall breaking 36 bones 4 1/2 years ago. It hurts a lot but after standing it goes away. For the last few days the area is tender and aches all the time now.  What could this be? I will make appt with my PCP but curious as to what steps should be taken. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Sandi D.