For the past year or so, I have experienced mild to moderate (and occasionally severe) sporadic pains in my abdomen and side below my ribs that take anywhere between a few minutes to a few hours to cease. I always just wrote them off as cramps or PMS.
In the past months, though, a few things have gotten me worried.
I started getting stomach pains more often (at least once a week) and lately I've had constant pain in my right shoulder and between my shoulder blades. Most alarmingly, I have also been noticing an orange oily rectal discharge. My mother had gall bladder trouble a few years ago, so I looked up the symptoms just to see, and I have every symptom of chronic inflammation of the gall bladder (chronic cholecystitis).
Does this sound serious enough to see a doctor right away, or could it just be a false alarm?