I have an intense pain in the right side of my upper abdominal, lower chest area, just around the bottom of my ribcage. The pain is very sharp at times, and sometimes it doesn't trouble me much. I've noticed that the pain grows/weakens depending on the position of my body. Also when I cough (I am a quitting smoker with a chronic cough and have been diagnosed with asthma recently) or breathe in quickly the pain gets worse. About a year ago I was diagnosed with IBS, but I've been able to cope with that by monitoring my fat intake and with stress management. This pain started about a week ago and the area where the pain is localized has been slightly swollen and tender. I'm not sure if this is a related symptom, but I've also had a very painful lower back for a few days without signs of relent. I've been running around the web in circles trying to figure out if I should be concerned or if this could be a normal somehow. Any ideas?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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