Unexplained right side pain... any ideas?
The last couple weeks I've been experiencing pain in my right side. The feeling is more obvious when I lie down or sit at the computer, and sometimes I can feel it when I breathe deeply or move my arms. Other times I will feel the slightest throbs or twinges, or often a dull ache. It can be anywhere from a mild discomfort, to a doubling over pain like a bad stomach ache. So far nothing severe, though.
I had been drinking very heavily for the last couple of months, so I went to the doctor the other night. I noticed they were worse after eating and I haven't had any alcohol in 3 days now. I haven't ever before been a serious drinker, I'm only 24, and I'm not at all overweight.
The ultrasound looked perfectly normal of my liver, pancreas, gall badder, and kidneys, my enzyme levels weren't raised at all, which is remarkeable when you I realize the ammount I had been drinking. I was going through a pint of vodka every couple days. They basically said they couldn't find anything wrong with me, but this dull ache keeps coming and going behind my ribs, and wrapping around into my back. It seems to radiate towards my stomach and my back when it's worst.
Now I have a bigger dull ache that has developed in my lower back and radiates across. Totally feels like kidneys to me, but the tests were all normal. The weird thing about this ache is that is gets worse and turns into a throb when I smoke????
Do you think this may all be bowel related? I had a terrible bout of diahreah one night with the pain, and that's why I went in. Maybe the drinking was irritating something in my excretory system? Or could this be a temporary irriation of the organs from the alcohol? Any ideas?
Thanks for your help.
DS born 07/05/2003
DD born 3/24/2005
Last edited by siren1024; 07-06-2005 at 05:45 PM.