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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

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

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. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Can anxiety cause a constant discomfort in the upper abdomen right under ribcage in the middle that's there all day everyday?

Can anxiety cause a constant discomfort in the upper abdomen right under ribcage in the middle that's there all day everyday?

Yes: Stress can increase the acid production in the stomach and increase the chances of gastritis and ulcers. You can take antacids or acid reducers to help. Sounds like you need to see your doctor to help with your anxiety. ...Read more

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Can gastritis cause discomfort in upper right abdomen?

Can gastritis cause discomfort in upper right abdomen?

Yes: the stomach can refer pain to the upper right abdomen but also you need to consider the gallbladder and the liver. If increase pain see provider You can try OTC medications to see if it helps But see provider if increased pain nausea or other symptoms ...Read more

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Why always feel discomfort(pricking) upper right abdomen especially night. B4 my liver function test have higher, but already get back normal. ?

Why always feel discomfort(pricking) upper right abdomen especially night. B4 my liver function test have higher, but already get back normal. ?

Liver: Sounds like you have had some type of liver problem. Do you know why your liver enzymes have been elevated? One thought I would have is you a stretching your liver capsule at night. ...Read more

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I have bad discomfort in upper abdomen?

I have bad discomfort  in upper abdomen?

Could be many things: Pain in the upper abdomen could signify peptic ulcer disease or gallbladder problems. See a doctor so that the appropriate tests can be ordered to be ascertain what is ailing you. ...Read more

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Upper abdomen discomfort, spasm and tapping from inside my gut. What could this be?

Upper abdomen discomfort, spasm and tapping from inside my gut. What could this be?

Gas: Could be many things, but functional pain in the setting gas is common. But if there are any other alarm symptoms or if it progresses further work-up is necessary so see a doctor. ...Read more

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Does anxiety and stress cause indegestion/minor chest and upper abdomen discomfort?

It can: You need to see your provider to be examined. Ask for a referral to a therapist - just a prescription for anxiety medication will not be as effective as learning how to avoid, reduce and manage stress and anxiety. CBT can do that. If meds are needed you can have them too. ...Read more

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I'm having upper abdomen discomfort, spasm and tapping from inside my gut. What can this be?

I'm having upper abdomen discomfort, spasm and tapping from inside my gut. What can this be?

May be stomach issue: Upper abdominal discomfort can come from many sources including the gallbladder, stomach, pancreas and liver. Tapping from inside is an unusual complaint, but any movement in the upper abdomen is likely related to the stomach or duodenum. So, regarding the stomach, reflux and ulcers can both cause pain and spasm and may slow digestion. Gallbladder disease and pancreatitis can have similar symptoms. ...Read more