Pain in my side

by Luci
(Murfreesboro, TN)

I have pain in the upper right quadrant in the front of my right side.

This has been going on for over a month. I have had an ultrasound, CT scan, HIDA scan, blood work, EGD, and a colonoscopy, and the only thing they could find was a hernia that I already had, a spastic colon, and a mild case of diverticulitis.

None of these is cause of my pain.

I have been reading about it and I think is something to do with my abdominal wall. I only have pain when I'm up doing something. I hurt when I am driving and have to set my body and shoulders back and not slump in the seat to relieve the pain. I can sit in a position on my couch and lay on my right side in the bed and it doesn't hurt. It feels better when I'm applying pressure to it.

I just don't know what to do about it.

Dear Luci,

I agree with you. After such an extensive investigation and the character of the pain you've described, as well as things that relieve and aggravates it, it sounds like the pain is coming from your muscle, nerve or perhaps from an inflamed right lower rib cage (costochondritis).

What about trying some anti-inflammatory medications if you are open to the idea and the use of warm water bottle when possible to help with the pain control?

If the pain is so debilitating, your family doctor could refer you to your local pain clinic to see what they can do to get it under control.

We hope you get something to help with this pain and would love to hear back from you in the next few days to weeks on how things went - if the pain is gone or if it is still there. We hope the former is the case.

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