Upper abdomen & back pain
I've found this group suggested on a different Mayo Clinic question and thought I'd add here what's worrying me. My father (53) has been having on and off abdominal pain (started on the right, under his ribcage and sometimes moves to the left) for the past 3 weeks or so. Last night he also complained about lower centre back pain. He's a very fit man, has a very physical job and has a pretty balanced diet. However, I've never heard him complain about this "dull pressure" in his abdomen the way he is complaining now. I'm super scared as I suffer from very bad health anxiety which comes back at least once a year. A few years ago I was convinced I had a brain tumor, which turned out to be a very bad case of vitamin D deficiency. I know reading up stuff on the Internet will do me no good and I'm trying to limit it, but it's still something I struggle with.
We went to our family doctor a few days ago, he did a physical exam and just said he shouldn't worry about anything as long as these are the only symptoms he has. I was a bit shocked hearing that. I'm worried about it being PC. I'm trying to convince him to go get a CT scan done as I don't want us to wait until worse symptoms appear.
For some context, he did get a pretty bad back strain a couple of weeks ago, pain was there for a few days and then slowly it got better. I'm thinking the pain from last night could be for that? But his back has been alright for more than week so why this sudden reappearance? He also just told me today that he thinks the pain usually comes after doing physical effort. The way he describes it is like the spleen pain you get after running a long distance.
Thanks for listening to my rant. Any thoughts?