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I have been experiencing a dull ache in my right side, about

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I have been experiencing a dull ache in my right side, about waist level every night as soon as I lie down. It is sometimes accompanied by excess wind. It also sometimes feel like a stitch and sometimes like an light period pain. It normally goes when I get up.
I am a fit 69 year old female and weigh about 9 stone. I am not on any medication.
Any ideas?
Hi there,This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.This can be intestinal problem likely related to the food you are eating at dinner time.Also beverages like alcohol and caffeine in the evenings can be a problem.Excess bloating and gas formation occur when undigested food is acted on by the intestinal gas producing bacteria.Diverticular disease due to the colonic pouches can be another possibility.Lower spine arthritis also can cause such pain from nerve compression on lying down.Kidney stone or any other pelvic organ involvement unlikely since no symptoms during activities.You should consider following low fermentable sugar diet ( FODMAP diet) to reduce your symptoms.Please go to this link for detailed information: also include prebiotics like Inulin daily to keep your colon acidic which prevent gas producing bacteria.Also take a probiotic ( lactobacilli, bifidobacterium) daily to restore intestinal microbial balance.Culturelle 30 Counts twice daily should be fine.Best wishes,It was my pleasure to help you today.If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the smiley faces) under this chat box only.Please bookmark my profile for asking further questions!This is the link to my profile:
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