A 23-year-old female asked:
had an ache/sharp pain radiating around right rib cage for 3 months + indigestion. pain worse last 3 days with diarrhea, scan shows no gallstones?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Susan Arnoult answered
25 years experience Family Medicine
Gall Bladder sludge?: Sometimes the gall bladder can be malfunctioning even if stones are not visible. Talk to your doctor about a HIDA scan to check for sludge or other disorder of the gall bladder.
Answered on Apr 6, 2016
Dr. John Munshower answered
30 years experience Family Medicine
RUQ pain: Right Upper Quadrant pain with associated indigestion points to gall bladder or acid indigestion from a condition such as a Hypersecretory acid problem or Peptic ulcer, etc. Hiatal hernias can refer pain and indigestion o the RUQ too. You may have "Sludge" in the Gall bladder that is not visible on the scan you had. Follow-up with the Dr. for further eval and treatments. Best wishes.
Answered on May 12, 2015
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