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I have been having ruq pain after dinner. The pain radiates to my back and the right jaw. Usually starts with heartburn. Gallstones?

I have been having ruq pain after dinner. The pain radiates to my back and the right jaw.   Usually starts with heartburn.  Gallstones?

?Gallbladder Attack?: The location and description of your pain may be secondary to gallbladder disease. These attacks typically occur after eating (esp. Fatty foods), last for an hour or more, are assc. W/nausea +/- vomiting, and may radiate into the back. Diagnosis is usually established with a simple ultrasound. I recommend that you see your primary care doctor for formal evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


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35 year-old woman with abdominal discomfort, bloating, nausea and gas associated with starchy foods.....?

35 year-old woman with abdominal discomfort, bloating, nausea and gas associated with starchy foods.....?

Interesting case: I'd like to clarify a few things if the patient could respond: 1) Are you sure you got your CBC entered correctly? - hemoglobin 25 g/dL hematocrit 76.9 % - these are very high and if real, would need to be evaluated asap for possible polycythemia vera, which may or may not be causing your symptoms. 2) You mention malnourishment - but I do not see your weight or mention of diarrhea; in addition, the albumin is normal. 3) adrenal fatigue -I assume you mean adrenal insufficiency but I do not see any steroids listed in the meds, so I'm not sure if this is objective or subjective. As for abdominal symptoms, differential includes possible small bowel bacterial overgrowth, sprue (including celiac), disaccharidase deficiency, gastritis, IBD, and functional causes including IBS. My suggestion would be, if you haven't already had one, is to get an EGD/colonoscopy first with biopsies. See a gastroenterologist soon. I hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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I have been having constant pains of indigestion for over a week, eat or not. I have no gallbladder but it kinda feels like i did when i had gallstone?

I have been having constant pains of indigestion for over a week, eat or not. I have no gallbladder but it kinda feels like i did when i had gallstone?

Could be serious: Although unlikely, you could have a retained gallstone which could be causing. this pain. However, a more serious concern is possible coronary artery disease; which can often masquerade as indigestion. You should be seen immediately, and evaluated for possible heart attack. Also he should have laboratory testing done to Evaluate for possible abdominal problems ...Read more

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Is my acid reflux & indigestion anything to do with my symptomatic gallstone. ?

Not likely but may : Gall bladder disease can coexist with reflux and also may aggravate physiologic reflux. Removal of a symptomatic gall bladder may be associated with improvement in reflux symptoms by eliminating gastric stasis caused by the sick GB thus indirectly improving reflux symptoms however there is a crossover between GB and reflux symptoms in that the two diseases may mimic each other in certain instances ...Read more

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Constant indigestion, no gallbladder, but it feels like it did when i had gallstones,also bloating and gas, no reflux, just continuous indigestion ?

Constant indigestion, no gallbladder, but it feels like it did when i had gallstones,also bloating and gas, no reflux, just continuous indigestion ?

Reflux: You may still be experiencing gastric reflux. Many people think you need to feel a burning sensation to have acid reflux but many times you may just have a cough or a bloating sensation like yourself. However, it's best that you see your doctor for a full exam. ...Read more

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Went to ER for indigestion like fullness, found out I have gallstones. While on cardiac mon. It showed 2 paired & 2 multifocal pvcs. Dangerous pvcs?

Went to ER for indigestion like fullness, found out I have gallstones. While on cardiac mon. It showed 2 paired & 2 multifocal pvcs. Dangerous pvcs?

PVC: Multifocal PVC and coupling on cardiac monitor should be followed up by 12 lead ekg and rhythm strip.Unifocal PVC upto 6 in a minute are acceptable. ...Read more

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Can not eating help gallstone pain?

Can not eating help gallstone pain?

Not the best: choice, especially after childbirth. Starvation is a very poor option. Avoid fried, fatty, greasy foods. Eat healthy fruits & vegetables and small amounts of lean meats. That should help the discomfort. See a doctor or a General Surgeon regarding gallbladder surgery. ...Read more

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Can a calicifed gallstone cause pain?

Can a calicifed gallstone cause pain?

Yes: Gallstones can cause pain when the GB attempts to contract to empty the bile it stores that the liver makes. The GB squeezes in response to a fatty meal to help digest your food. If you are having right upper quadrant pain especially after meals, see a surgeon to get evaluated. You may need surgery. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Gallstones are stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more