2 weeks of severe flank pain, now entire right side of torso tender to touch

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Just over 2 weeks ago I developed a pain in my upper right flank. I then started feeling pain in the front right part of my abdomen, and basically between my belly button and all the way around to my spine around the right side. The pain can come in waves, and would affect some part of my right torso. It grew worse over the last 2 weeks, and has generally plateaued to where it's impacting my ability to work and sleep.

I went to the hospital a few days ago, they did an x-ray, urine anlysis and blood test, and everything came back fine other than minor dehydration. Today I realized the entire right side of my torso, from my belly button all around to my spine, is now tender and slightly painful when I touch anywhere in that area. This pain feels like it's at the surface, not deep.

I'd really appreciate any insight into what the cause might be, I'm generally a healthy 36 year old male, and while I've had lower back issues in the past, I've never had this type of pain and discomfort before.

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    You need a few more opinions by doctors that specialize in pain management.

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    Could it be shingles? I suffered similar symptoms a couple of years ago, but on the left side. It turned out to be shingles.

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    Does the pain get better or worse after eating? Have you tried a food diary to see if a food is causing problems? Have you noticed if stress triggers symptoms? Have your bowel movements changed? Keep going back to your doctor for more tests.

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    Did they check your appendix? The pain associated with appendicitis is localized to the right side of the abdomen and back, and can also be felt behind your belly button.

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