A 37-year-old female asked:
Right side discomfort. gallbladder ultrasound normal but positive murphys sign. the area is itchy. right flank/back is tender & painful. kidney/liver blood tests normal. bloated. if not gallbladder then what?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
If I highly suspect gall bladder symptoms despite a negative ultrasound I ask the patient to be seen by an abdominal surgeon for an opinion. I do this because I have seen negative gall bladder ultrasounds in the presence of sludge or nonopaque gallstones and cholecystectomy resolved the issue.
Reviewed Aug 08, 2021
Last updated Aug 8, 2021
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