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Just as the title says I have had a deep, persistent ache on my right side between where my rib cage ends and my hips begin for the past year.
Initially I was told that I was suffering from gallstones (this was after a brief examination by a doctor who checked my urine and examined my abdomen for point tenderness). I was told not to worry and to visit my GP for an ultrasound in the event that the pain worsened.
So I changed my diet (tried to avoid fatty foods as much as I could) and suffered the pain for a few months until it started affecting my sleep. I cannot lay down on my right side, or on my back without intense pain upon waking. I also can't sit in one position for too long without pain.
Then I noticed a slight swelling on my right side (more towards my back) that is imperceptible to the naked eye, but I can feel the difference when I examine myself.
So I went to my GP and he scheduled an ultrasound which came back negative for gallstones!! I have now had blood taken and am waiting for a CT scan referral as he thinks there might be an issue with my kidneys. However, he is suggesting it might be kidney stones but the pain is not that intense, my urine is quite clear and I feel no discomfort when I urinate.
The pain is nagging and deep and utterly annoying as it sometimes pulsates and then moves around. Sometimes I have 'flare-ups' of pain where its more uncomfortable and I can feel it deeply, but mostly it is just a persistent ache which feels better with movement.
Has anyone else experienced this?
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