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A 48-year-old female asked:

what can cause pain rt side just below rib cage with a baseball size lump? both appendices and gallbladder have been removed for more than 20 yrs.

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Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 38 years experience
I dont like: The baseball sized lump. It could be a hernia. It could be a mass. You need to see a doctor.
Dr. Herbert Hoover
General Practice 51 years experience
Could be a hernia: If your gall bladder was removed by an open operation, the incision is usually just below the rib cage or if removed laparoscopically, a port site would be there. A hernia in either incision could result in a painful mass. A colon or liver mass or abdominal or abdominal wall mass could be the culprit also.

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I have been experiencing reoccurring pain where my gallbladder was (it was removed 18 yrs ago)?

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When get gallbladder removed will upper right quadrant pain go away?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
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Biliary disease: Gallbladder removal for a diseased gallbladder will lower your risk for serious gallstone related complications, like acute cholecystitis, gallstone pancreatitis and cholangitis. In most cases the pain is also relieved. It is a safe, effective and durable procedure. Take family with you to ask questions. Be well and good luck.

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