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Hi, corner of tray hit above rightfloating rib cage,2 years ago bearable pain get worse after drinking alcohol liver pancreas blood test normal help?

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Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
?fractured rib: It sounds like you may have fractured a rib and perhaps as it healed it scared down and the scar impinges on a costal (rib) nerve. Not sure what the alcohol does, but maybe it relaxes you and allows the rib fracture region to move downward and make the impingement. Other possibilities. You need an MRI of the area in question to be sure.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
RUQ pain: Have your tests included an ultrasound and or ct scan to thoroughly evaluate the right upper quadrant of the abdomen? I would be interested in checking for gall stones, rib cage abnormalities, although sludge in the gall bladder or certain gall stones may not be visualized. If symptoms persist consultation with a gastroenterologist or abdominal surgeon would be worthwhile.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
This is good advice. Blood work is worthless for diagnosing most of the causes of chronic abdominal pain here.
Jun 12, 2017
Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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