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Left side pain pancreatitis?

I'm a 29 year old male and I have been having more of a discomfort than pain in my left side below my ribcage.  Occasionally it's a little painful, but it's a dull pain.  I'm starting to get a little worried about pancreatitis after some online research. It's been going on and off for years.  I used to abuse alcohol, but have been relatively clean for over a year, with a few relapses here and there.  Could this be something like pancreatitis or something else?
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That discomfort could also be related to gastritis, too. The best thing to do would be to check with your doctor and have some tests run. Also check any medications you're taking - prescription and non-prescription alike - to see if they could cause stomach issues.
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Thanks for the response.  The only meds I take are occasional Tylenol or ibuprofen, but not too often.  I forgot to mention that I also experience like a twitching or spasm on the same time as discomfort or pain.  When the twitching happens I can feel it externally when I touch the area.  I've never had the severe pain or nausea/vomiting, and no swelling or pain to the touch.  I've got a pre-scheduled appointment with a gp on Wednesday.  Are there any specific questions I should ask?
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