San Diego, CA
A 19-year-old female asked about a 20-year-old female:
What can swell up in right upper abdomen !? kindey , gallbladder stones where ruled out , pancreas is normal too no hernia or cyst liver is good too
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Gastroenterology 41 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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