U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 34-year-old female asked:

Tender to touch 2 inches above bellybutton to the right goes to back some mild burning between shoulder blades ? gallbladder?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 41 years experience
Gallbladder symptoms: "Biliary" symptoms are sub-acute onset of right upper quadrant abdominal discomfort (radiates to right shoulder blade, crescendoing over several minutes, resolving over 6-8 hours +/-nausea/vomit. This typically occurs after a fatty meal due to a gallstone becoming impacted in the cystic duct (connection of gallbladder to biliary tree). Acalculous cholecystitis is a sick gallbladder without stones.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jul 5, 2019


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.