Hi everyone. Apologies if this seems like a weird post, but honestly, I'm not sure where to go.
I am a 34-year-old man, a bit underweight, healthy diet, drink more than I should (around 40 units a week - a couple of pints a night). I used to abuse alcohol quite considerably worse, but we're going back about ten years there.
About a fortnight ago I started getting quite a dull, constant ache in my right-hand side, pretty much around the liver area, which radiates to my back. It got considerably worse, the paramedics came out (I telephoned 111) and they took me to the hospital due to quickened heartrate and a few other oddities.
The doctors did an MRI, a CT and an ultrasound. They found no oddities in my bloods, nothing odd in my organs (bar a cyst on my spleen - they're checking that out soon) - but noted my common bile duct was dilated heavily (no stones evident). Liver good, kidneys good, pancreas good. I was kept in for a week, and in that time I got sick and increasingly painful. Then, a few days ago, the pain subsided back to the same dull ache as before and now I'm just left with these vague flu-like symptoms - and the bile duct reduced back to normal.
Doctors have ruled out gastritis etc, but cannot understand why I have this flu-like feeling and dull right-back ribcage aching. The weirdest bit? They discharged me, and have ordered a bunch of additional outpatient tests - an endoscopy and repeated bloods - to keep an eye on it.
Has anyone experienced a similar (or even vaguely familiar) set of circumstances? I'm completely at sea as to what could be causing this. It's always there, it's always uncomfortable, and I'm feeling quite ill. I don't have any loss of appetite or anything, I just feel drained and nauseated - as well as having that constant throbbing pain in my ribcage.
All help is appreciated.