Upper right abdominal pain

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I have been drinking since the age of 14 after I lost my mum since the age of 18 I drank really heavily I am now 29 a few years ago I noticed a twitch on the right side under my ribs I ignored it and carried on drinking in February these pains got worse my mum died from liver failiure she was an ancohilic it went through my mind that my liver might be failing I went for bloods and they came back normal and was told it could be my gouldbladder and I needed to go back to the doctors for more blood I never bothered ... last 2 weeks ago I went on a three day binge and this pain returned and won't go away I went to the doctors last Friday and my doctor booked me in for a blood test I'm going tomorrow for this test for my liver functions and my gulebladder this pain at the moment only eases when I'm laying down relaxing I'm really scared it's going to be my liver I haven't had a drink in two weeks and have put my self on a strict diet how can my bloods come back normal but still have this pain I'm so worried

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    Blood tests can give an indication, that is all. The fact that they come back within thelimits. does not mean everything is okay.

    The only way to be sure is an abdominal ultrasound.

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      Every time I try and talk to my doctor about getting one done they just say that every thing is ok and not to worry I'm having my bloods done tomorrow but I'm going to ask to talk to a doctor about getting a scan done I'm really scared of not waking up one day

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      Well, I have alcoholic cirrhosis and my bloods all come back fine and I have absolutely everything done at the hospital, not the few tests that a GP organises, but then I do not drink any more. That does not mean my liver is fine and every time I have a scan, they tell me it is not brilliant.

      As for not waking up, you've got a few stages to go through before that. Such as, going jaundiced, swollen stomach, confusion, constant fatigue, loss of feeling or tingling in toes and fingures, itching, swollen ankles, loss of movement/co-ordination in limbs especially legs, to mention but a few.

      I find it better not to wait until you get these symptoms appear, get a scan done and see another doctor if yours won't.

      So, my bloods are fine, but my gastro makes me have a scan every year.

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      Thanks for the reply I'm at the doctors now waiting to have bloods done and got an appointment to see a doctor later today where I'm going to demand she refer me to get a scan done I can't take this any more I feel like I'm going crazy because I don't know what the pain is

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      Hope all goes well. Am having same pains and my leucosytes and bilirubin levels are wrong. Drank from 14 but not much from being 35 at all. To pretty much tee total for last 8 years. Drinking sends me crazy now. Cannot tolerate at all. Went to see doc... told me to go do some yoga as was prob muscle pain! I'm sure it's not sad

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      Been back today had a massive panick attack stressing out about waiting for results I've been signed off work for two weeks she said that stress with work could trigger the pain off to I'm still eating really healthy and been put on anti depressants she said same to about about the muscles but I'm sure it's not that feel less stressed now I have time to relax and repair with hardly any pain I'm going to take up the gym and go cycling I hope you get better soon don't get your self into a state like I did and worry to much and end up having panic attacks smile

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      Let me know how your results are. I'm sat here now with pain throbbing under right side rib cage. Doc asked today if I'd ever had liverscan. Think this needs looking into more sad

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