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Digestive Disorders

Pain in the side

07/07/2008

Question:

Hi! I have had IBS for the last twelve years and have had no luck with medicines. I also had rectal bleeding a few years ago and a barium enema exam showed nothing. This rarely happens and is slight. Now I have pain in my right upper and lower abdomen and my right side which sometimes extends into my back. It is constant and feels as though something is poking or scraping. An upper GI and ultrasound showed nothing. I also get recurrent pain in my right breast and the tail of the breast under the arm. I am 34 years old and my mother had colorectal cancer a few years back. No health insurance due to Von Willabrand`s diagnosis after my son was born 4 years ago. Can`t afford to keep guessing! Help!

Answer:

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