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Can a hiatal hernia cause pain and fullness under your sternum or breastbone right where your upper abdomen begins center of your ribcage ?

Can a hiatal hernia cause pain and fullness under your sternum or breastbone right where your upper abdomen begins center of your ribcage ?

Hiatal hernia: A hiatal hernia may cause pain there, however heart disease, gallbladder disease and stomach may also cause issues. You should seek the help of a primary care physician to see if you need a gastroenterologist or cardiologist or surgeon. ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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What can swell up in right upper abdomen !? Kindey , gallbladder stones where ruled out , pancreas is normal too no hernia or cyst liver is good too

What can swell up in right upper abdomen !? Kindey , gallbladder stones where ruled out , pancreas is normal too no hernia or cyst liver is good too

RUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the right upper quadrant (RUQ) of the abdomen includes: liver, gallbladder, pancreatic head, bile ducts and ampulla, c-loop of the duodenum, stomach antrum and pylorus, the hepatic flexure of the colon. Don't forget the diaphragm and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing RUQ pain. An exam is appropriate. ...Read more

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Pain in upper right abdomen, radiates exactly opposite to my back. What could it be?

Pain in upper right abdomen, radiates exactly opposite to my back. What could it be?

See a Provider: Is the pain in the right upper quad or right lower quad? Ruq could be gallstones, ulcers or hiatal hernia. Rlq could be constipation, colitis or appendix. See a provider and check it out! ...Read more

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Pain in upper right abdomen, radiates to my back, what could it be?

Pain in upper right abdomen, radiates  to my back, what could it be?

Consider these...: Anatomically, the right upper quadrant (RUQ) of the abdomen includes: liver, gallbladder, pancreatic head, bile ducts and ampulla, c-loop of the duodenum, stomach antrum and pylorus, the hepatic flexure of the colon. Don't forget the diaphragm and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing RUQ pain. An exam is appropriate. ...Read more

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What might cause pain in my upper right abdomen?

What might cause pain in my upper right abdomen?

Many possible causes: Could be from your gall bladder or other causes, you should see your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: upper right abdomen?

RUQ: The anatomy of the abdomen and its contents can be considered in four quadrants. The right upper quadrant contains liver, gallbladder, pancreatic head, the distal stomach, c-loop of the duodenum, and hepatic flexure of the colon. ...Read more

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Upper Right Abdomen (Definition)

The anatomy of the abdomen and its contents can be considered in four quadrants. The right upper quadrant contains liver, gallbladder, pancreatic head, the distal stomach, c-loop of the duodenum, and hepatic ...Read more


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