A 20-year-old male asked:
occasional liver discomfort/pain and less often stomach pain. slight stomach growling with slight gas. gets better when i lay down. what is it?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Charles Cattano answered
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Liver is RUQ, right?: Anatomically, the right upper quadrant (RUQ) of the abdomen includes: liver, gallbladder, pancreatic head, bile ducts and ampulla, c-loop of the duodenum, stomach antrum and pylorus, the hepatic flexure of the colon. Don't forget the diaphragm and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing RUQ pain. Recent alcohol excess?
Answered on Oct 18, 2015
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