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Right Side Stitch

Hello,

I've been dealing with IBS issues for 6-7 months now and something different has been bothering me.

I am experiencing what I would like to describe as a stitch in my right side, around my floating ribs, all the way up to under my right rib cage.  

I do not have intense pain in any of these areas, though from time to time, I feel a stinging/stabbing pain under the right rib (i mean under the ribs, not moving down to the abdomen).  Besides that, it's a dull pain that accumulates while sitting, not as much laying down.  I barely notice anything when I am standing/moving.

Last Oct/Nov, I had a gallbladder ultrasound, which was fine.  Then I had an ab/pelvis CT Scan, which was fine.  I went along with IBS treatment for a while after that, which seemed to help.

After a while though, I developed the pain I've been describing and in April, I had a right rib area x-ray & urine test (for kidney trouble) both of which were fine.  After these results and no answers, I went back to my GI, who noted my change in bowl habits and decided to give me a colonoscopy, which also came back just fine.  

Today, I've experienced some stinging pains in that right rib area again and they went away after a while.  I didn't have anything fatty for lunch, nor did I pass any gas after eating.  I am not yellow and it doesn't hurt when I take a deep breath or push in on these areas.

At this point, I am not sure what to do, which Dr. I should go to see or if there is any course of action that makes sense.  
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Have they done any tests on your liver?
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no they have not but I am not showing any classic signs of liver problems.  No jaundice, no urge to drink or urinate, nothing like that.

I'm trying to rule out gastro issues and hope that it's something muscular.
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