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Pain in right side of upper back

Hello there,

I am having pains when swallowing, and in my upper right side of my back, it has been going on for a while now but doctors do not seem worried. But i am, i have been sent for an endoscopy, but just wondering what it could be, Its painful to swallow sometimes, and a split second after or sometimes at the same time i have a nasty pain in right upper back, the pain is always in the same place, and also i am awoken some nights with the same pain, however i havent eaten in hours. It is very painful and comes in waives.. There is also a pain in my throat, near my adams apple. Like i said the pains are not always when im swallowing.

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replied May 22nd, 2011
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

Based on the history, it seems that your right sided abdominal pain could be associated with the following conditions :-
1. Hepatitis, or
2. gall bladder inflammation (Cholecystitis ) OR gall stones (Cholelithiasis).
3. GERD or Peptic ulcer disease
4. Colitis ( inflammation of the right colon)
5. Right sided renal stones.

Since the pain is of very severe nature, you might benefit by getting tested for the above conditions by tests including - blood tests (liver function tests), A liver ultrasound or a abdominal CT scan. These tests in addition to the endoscopy (that has been scheduled) will be helpful to give a proper diagnosis.

I Hope this helps.
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