MY 11 yr. old son is having moderate pain in his right side and upper right side of back. He has not had an injury but it is very painful to touch him in those areas. It has sometimes caused him to feel nauseated when he is in pain due to this problem. I was just wondering if you can tell me what might be causing this to happen.
A doctor will need to know when the symptoms started and how often the pains occur in order to diagnose your son. An abdominal ultrasound will also required to exclude liver and gall bladder disturbance. A chest X-ray image might also be needed, as will standard blood analyses with liver status. Your son can visit his pediatrician as soon as possible to begin these examinations.
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