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A 48-year-old female asked:

Ive been have pain/ discomfort in right upper abdomen by ribs that radiate to the side .burning sensation under my skin othrt times its cramp like. i also have intermittent discomfort in right shoulder blade. dr thought it was gallbladder. ultrasound sh

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
It depends: There are many possible causes. An irritation of a nerve in the thoracic pain can cause pain to radiate around one side of the trunk. A gallbladder problem can cause pain radiating into the right side as can a lung and kidney problem. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually tell the cause. Consider being checked. Thank you for the question.

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Last updated Jul 20, 2020

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