Hi, I started getting intermittent pain in my lower right abdomen 6 months ago. Gradually the pain has become more constant, although it varies in severity. It has moved a bit too. Sometimes it's the lower abdomen, sometimes it feels like a pressure or 'digging in' under my ribs on the right hand side. I get back ache either side of my spine, particularly on the right hand side. Occasionally the pain is in the top of my abdomen. I would describe it more as an irritating discomfort than a sharp pain.
The thing is I've had pretty much every test under the sun. Pelvic scans, abdominal ultrasound, CT scan and MRI. All come back normal, except for a 'sludgy gall bladder' which the surgeon does not think indicates a gall bladder problem.
It doesn't feel like IBS, as the pain is quite localised and doesn't seem to affect my bowel movements.
I have no idea what to do next. Perhaps I should try omitting certain foods from my diet. Any suggestions? I'm really at a loss, and this chronic pain is getting me down.