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No gallbladder. Other causes of RUQ pain? Diagnosed with GERD. On generic Prilosec

No gallbladder.  Other causes of RUQ pain? Diagnosed with GERD.  On generic Prilosec

Lots of things!: Ulcers can cause RUQ pain, and so can colitis (colon inflammation). Liver issues like hepatitis or cirrhosis can also cause some pain in the right upper quadrant. In addition, sometimes pneumonia or lung issues can, since your lung dips down over the top of your liver. Consider seeing your doctor about the ongoing pain. It may be a simple as changing medications or diet! ...Read more

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I was told I have a fat containing umblical hernia can that be causing my ruq pain?

I was told I have a fat containing umblical hernia can that be causing my ruq pain?

RightChurch,WrongPew: Umbilical hernias certainly can cause pain, but it is usually localized to the area of the hernia. A simple test is to touch the hernia: if this does not reproduce your RUQ pain, i would search for other causes (gallstones are usually the first things we think of in the ruq). Good luck! ...Read more

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What could cause ruq pain? Multiple ultrasounds all perfect, gallbladder walls thin and no distension. Pain in waves, sporadic in nature. Alt^

RUQ Pain: There are multiple causes of right upper quadrant pain including: peptic ulcer disease, biliary dyskinesia, gastritis, etc. You should visit your doctor for a further workup if these conditions have not been ruled out. ...Read more

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What could cause mild- moderate ruq pain for 4 days. Mild nausea, gagging, coffee-grind stool? Pain changes with pos. And can be felt in var. Areas

Depends: Ruq pain can come from gallbladder, duodenum, stomach and other local organs- liver, kidney etc. The coffee grounds is emblematic of bleeding and needs complete evaluation. Possible peptic, duodenal or gastric ulcer. Gastroenterology is the discipline, i would seek now! ...Read more

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Have had gallbladder removal. Have RUQ pain sometimes. Diagnosed with GERD. Can GERD cause RUQ pain just to right of middle of chest. Have gas too?

Have had gallbladder removal.  Have RUQ pain sometimes.  Diagnosed with GERD.  Can GERD cause RUQ pain just to right of middle of chest. Have gas too?

Maybe: Pain in that location is pretty nonspecific, and doesn't sound dangerous, particularly in a 33 year old. Certainly could be due to GERD, although it is atypical. Best to see a general practitioner for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Fat in diet provokes ruq pain, nausea. Us, hida norm 95%ef. Endo biopsy found gerd. Now on ppi for this. Continue to lose wt. Can GERD cause ruq pain?

Not usually : Ruq pain after fatty meals suggest gallbladder or biliary disease. Small amounts of sludge within the gallbladder may not be seen on us or hida. Ct or MRI would be helpful to complete gallbladder workup, and move on to other differential diagnosis including sphincter of oddi dysfunction. ...Read more

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Can esophagitis cause symptoms of gallbladder disease; ruq pain & nausea? Had multiple tests hida (ef 95%), us, endo & biopsy. Dr thinks esophagitis.

Can esophagitis cause symptoms of gallbladder disease; ruq pain & nausea? Had multiple tests hida (ef 95%), us, endo & biopsy. Dr thinks esophagitis.

Unusual: There are several ways to tell if its esophagitis. First , look at esophagus with endoscopy ? Second, could try anti-acid oral medication and see if symptoms improve. ...Read more

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If colon cancer was causing pain RUQ wouldn't it be big enough to show on CT of abdomen and pelvis? 31 yo- fecal occult blood negative

If colon cancer was causing pain RUQ wouldn't it be big enough to show on CT of abdomen and pelvis? 31 yo- fecal occult blood negative

Not likely colon Ca: Classic colon cancer causes pain via colon obstruction, so in that case, CT would see it. But this would not be expected in a 31 yo w/ occult neg stool. RUQ pain can be any number of causes in young adult. Need to know more history and clinical exam by a Dr. to advise work up. Best screen for colon Ca is colonoscopy, but unless strong family history, may start around 50 yrs old. ...Read more

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I have no gallbladder, what causes nerve pain in ruq ? Can it be something pinched in the back, ribs etc ?

See your doctor: The pain can have numerous causes so it is best to see your doctor who can take a more detailed history and a physical exam and testing if needed to determine the cause of your pain. ...Read more