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I'm a 27 year old male in generally good health. For the past year or so I've been dealing with right upper quadrant discomfort that comes and goes primarily when I lean forward for an extended period of time (such as when I'm working on homework at school). When this happens, the pain radiates around the area right at the bottom of my rib cage on the right side, feels like underneath it, but sometimes causes my ribs to be tender to the touch. Since my initial symptoms it's remained pretty much consistent, having good days and bad days mostly depending on my degree of physical activity..(whether I spend time in a hunched over position or not) Anyways I've had abdominal US done, multiple physical examinations, and blood tests which have all come back inconclusive save for slightly elevated liver enzymes that were attributed to most likely a "fatty liver". My GP has ordered an abdominal CT scan, however I"m weary about going through with it and exposing myself to possibly unneeded radiation.
From what I've read I'm thinking it may be a hiatial hernia, and I'm wondering if I should try and opt for an endoscopy and/or MRI before going through with the CT in order to minimize my radiation exposure. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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