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Abdominal/side pain

I have been having mild abdominal pains around my right hip bone, flank and sometimes groin area for a few months now. The pain feels very similar to muscle soreness, but I can feel the pain even more when I press or squeeze the area around the top of my right hip bone. The pain comes and goes, and I think may be related to a build up of stool, as I may wait days before having a bowel movement and the pain starts to develop, and it gradually eases after a few bowel movements. It could also be aggravated by exercise, as 2 weeks ago I done a lot of walking and it was at its worse then, but after a week it completely went. It has now however come and started to go again but not as bad as before.

My stools vary from light to dark and hard to loose, but generally look fairly normal (no blood). My diet is not great at the moment, I eat a lot of fatty foods and white bread.

I am a 19 year old male by the way.

Any ideas of what this could be? It is not 'severe', but it is annoying as once it has gone it seems it has gone for good but then it comes back and its always around the same area.

A while back I did have an anal fissure and mild hemorrhoids which lasted about 2 - 3 months. Could this be related?
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It could be a lot of things. While I think the pain is too low for Gall Bladder problems and Kidney stones, I guess those are possible. You could also have gastrointestinal issues where you should see a specialist and ask them about it. I agree it could be stool buildup or a tear in you intestines. If you don't mind me asking are you gay? If so I might stop having intercourse for a while to see if your symptoms improve. Lastly you could try a diahretic (spelled wrong I know) or laxitive to try to clear your system completely of stool to see if your pain improves. That way you would be able to tell if stool is the cause of your pain.
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There is no way you have an intestinal tear.  You'd be running an extremely high fever and have already been in the operating room by now.  One other consideration is that your appendix may be infected.  Not every patient presents with the classic symptoms of acute appendicitis, and chronic appendicitis can be very difficult to diagnose.  Whatever it is, you need to see a doctor.
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