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Flank pain when breathing deeply

Hi there, I'm a 22 year old female and for the past year and a half, I've been experiencing moderate flank pain and upper abdominal pain when laying flat on my back. I have no blood in my urine, or any kidney problems at all. It happens when I breathe deeply and I get this radiating pain going around my back and upper abdomen, just above my belly button.
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Upper abdominal pain is associated with many common digestive problems, and a range of other underlying conditions can cause pain in this area. Severe cases can be life-threatening, and it is important to identify the cause of upper abdominal pain.
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Hello~Since this has been on-going for over a year now, it is probably not serious, it sounds more like a pinched nerve in that area to me. I would see either a chiropractor of a physical therapist or even try massage therapy.
The chiropractor will take some x-rays of the area and then go over the results with you, if he/she thinks it is a chiropractic issue, then you will get an adjustment, after a few, the pain should start getting better.

The Physical therapist will probably work on certain stretches for that area to help relieve the tightness and/or pain.

The massage therapy would relax that entire area, thus, making it easier to breath and possibly relax the pinched area as well.
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Would so like to clarify that the only way the pain goes away, is when I sit on the edge of the bed or when I stand up and walk.
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