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Good evening. I have had a dull coming and going ache in my right upper abdomen that has not been more than a 2 on the pain scale. However today I have left side back pain and just had an episode of sharp pain in my left abdomen almost a 6 while breathing. Just wondering if I need to get checked out or what's going on

Doctor's Assistant: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

I recently came from Wisconsin and definitely have/had a cold. Certain movements make the back and right abdomen pain worse. The left side pain is now gone.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I chew tobbaco and drink alcohol

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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 6 months ago

Any fever or change in your bowel movements?

Does it hurt to cough or to stamp your feet on the floor?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No fever that I'm aware of but I don't have a themometer. Doesn't hurt to cough or stamp my feet
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Bending over is the main cause of pain especially for my back. Right abdomen pain is dull and comes and goes.
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 6 months ago

Well it's a little difficult here since the pain is not just in one particular location

With left back and left abdominal pain my first thought would be a kidney stone

Another possibility would be a viral gastroenteritis that would run it's course in a few days

It doesn't sound like a case of diverticulitis from what you've told me

None of this is what I'd considered an emergency but if it continues beyond tomorrow you should see a doctor to get it evaluated

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
The left side stuff all started today. The coming and going dull pain in my upper right abdomen has been there for 3 days.
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 6 months ago

Well as I said it isn't easy to put it all in just one package

The upper right abdominal pain could be a gall bladder problem

If I were your doctor I would check all this out with blood work, a urinalysis and a ct scan of the abdomen with contrast

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