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Abdominal pain, centralized right under the breast bone, comes on abruptly, lasts a few days, disappears for months at a time, neg for ulcers?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Esophagus? GB? other: Could be esophageal inflammation or spasm, gallbladder disease, pancreatic disease, colon issues, other. Check for other stuff. Sono safe, painless, no xray screen for gallbladder, liver issues see your doc.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen commented
General Surgery 34 years experience
It is not necessary to wait for the pain to return to get an ultrasound, since the ultrasound is looking for gallstones.
Jan 16, 2012
Dr. J Roberts
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
Gallbladder: Chronic cholecystitis or biliary dyskinesia... Need a gb u/s first, then if negative, a hida scan...

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