A 35-year-old female asked:
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all day today every time i belch i get this sharp pain on my right side below my rib (not front or back just the side). a year ago, normal ruq us. why?

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Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Check it out: Could be digestive. Check with your doc.
Answered on Mar 8, 2014
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
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.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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