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A 42-year-old member asked:

pain in upper right abdominal? what is there?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
RUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the right upper quadrant (RUQ) of the abdomen includes: liver, gallbladder, pancreatic head, bile ducts and ampulla, c-loop of the duodenum, stomach antrum and pylorus, the hepatic flexure of the colon. Don't forget the diaphragm and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing RUQ pain. An exam is appropriate.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Why do I often have pain in my lower right abdomen?

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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Lots: Could be appendicitis, ovarian torsion (if you're a woman!), crohn's disease, diverticulitis, kidney stones, gas pains or more. Need to see a doc for a proper exam to narrow down the causes.
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A 23-year-old male asked:

I have a pain in my lower right part of the abdomen slightly above my waistline. What could be the problem?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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YOUR APPENDIX: Sits in that area. First thing to rule out would be acute appendicitis. If the pain seems to have traveled to there, a kidney stone is also a possibility, among many others. Please see your doctor asap.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What might cause pain in upper right quadrant of abdomen?

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Dr. Bassam Amawi
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A 30-year-old member asked:

What could produce the pain in my lower right abdomen?

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Anything: That lives inside the abdomen or pelvis. Ovary, appendix, intestine, abdominal muscle, nerve in the groin. If it persists, see a doctor for a definitive answer.
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A 31-year-old male asked:

What may cause a dull uncomfortable pain in my upper right abdominal after eating some foods?

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Dr. Sudeshan Govender
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RUQ pain after meal: Causes include : -gall stones -peptic ulcer -hepatitis -pancreatic disease -faecal loading

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