A 38-year-old member asked:
Could a gallbladder infection cause chest pressure?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tracy Berganswered
General Surgery 34 years experience
It can: The nerve sensations coming from the organs around the diaphragm are less precise than the nerves that send signals from the skin. Typically a patient can tell if the problem is above the belly button. A heart attack and a gallbladder attack can be challenging to differentiate. Additional tests, the exam, and the history all help to get accurate diagnosis. Be well.
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Dr. Frank Mayoanswered
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Yes: The gallbladder is located in the right upper quadrant and infection there can refer pain to the diaphragm and subsequent chest pressure.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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