A 35-year-old male asked:
hi. sometimes i swllwd food a sharp pain bttm of right scapular. i thought gall stones. not happen now. could it still b? how 2 tell 4 sure w/out doc?
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Dr. Jerry Guanciale answered
34 years experience General Surgery
Back pain with food: Gallstones can cause pain in the right upper back, shoulder and s a pilar area. You can also get that same gallbladder pain from acalculous cholecystitis, a dysfunction of the gallbladder without stones! a special test is ordered to diagnose this disease. It's called a hida scan. This type of pain may also occur when the esophagus goes into spasm. Follow up with a surgeon in your area.
Answered on Aug 8, 2013
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