Hi guys. I'm hoping someone can help. For over a year I have had fullness in my upper right quadrant - in the area just under my low ribs. It doesn't "hurt".. and it isn't sharp, but it is incredibly annoying (and is something that constantly worries me.) I find I sometimes can make the pressure sensation disappear temporarily, like when I lay on my left side. I also don't seem to feel it when I am sleeping. Standing, and ESPECIALLY sitting is when I feel it the most. Sitting on a couch, or in a car really seems to compress and magnify the feeling. Almost as if when I am making the area smaller whatever is "in there" gets squished, and when i'm in a position that gives it maximum room, I don't feel it.
I have also had right side flank pain for over a year. Again, in some positions I don't feel it all, especially laying down and laying on my stomach. When I twist my spine or am sitting, I can feel an increase of pain ranging from something a little sharp, to more of a dull pulling sensation. When I press on my back it doesn't feel like it is on my spine, but about 2-3 inches away.
When I point to where my abdomen sensation is AND my back sensation, my fingers are on the same line. Which makes me think that whatever I am feeling is felt from my front and my back. I don't feel like these are isolated things. It also never moves and is always in the exact same place.
I keep freaking myself out that it is a growth or a tumor, though my doctor doesn't think that it is. I had an ultrasounds about 8 months ago on my abdomen and they didn't see anything. It also seems to be something that is exacerbated by the position I am in or how I move. Weirdly enough, when I'm working out and doing things like squats, deadlifts, etc., I hardly feel these sensations.
Any idea what this could be? Could it be a hernia?