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Is there a reason for upper ab pain besides gallbladder or liver?

Is there a reason for upper ab pain besides gallbladder or liver?

Lots: May just be gas, but...Can be due inflammation of stomach, duodenum, ulcers of either, tumors, pancreas issues, colon problems, esophagus issues, spleen, blood vessel (aorta), even cardiac or gyn related depends on location, type of pain, duration, other symptoms, individual's age, sex, meds, etc. See your doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Why is there back pain associated with a gallbladder?

Why is there back pain associated with a gallbladder?

Referred pain: Nerve fibers drom gall bladder , kidney can be interrpreted by brain as coming from back--ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Upper-middle abdominal and chest-area discomfort. Is there a cure for this?

Upper-middle abdominal and chest-area discomfort. Is there a cure for this?

Depends on the cause: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for kidney pain after eating?

What could be the reason for kidney pain after eating?

See below: If by kidney pain you mean pain in the lower back, or loin area there should be no connection with eating there must be another cause for the pain. ...Read more

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Are dysentery and stomach pain common after gallbladder removal?Is there is any medication that can help?

Are dysentery and stomach pain  common after gallbladder removal?Is there is any medication that  can help?

No dysentery : Abdominal pain can be normal after surgey due to the incisions or can be abnormal like a fluid collection in area of surgery or damage to surrounding structures including bowel. So best thing is follow up with your surgeon soon. ...Read more

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For what reasons might gallstones cause pain if lining of gall bladder is not inflamed?

Gallstones: Can cause obstruction of outflow of bile from the gallbladder, through cystic duct, and into the common duct. When the gallbladder contracts against this obstruction, it causes "biliary colic", which is painful. ...Read more

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Can you have a panc. tumor that is causing pain but no other symptoms for over 8 months? Burning pain in upper left abdomen, heartburn when eating.

Can you have a panc. tumor that is causing pain but no other symptoms for over 8 months? Burning pain in upper left abdomen, heartburn when eating.

No: Most common symptom of pancreatic cancer would be painless jaundice. Pancreatic cancer is also extremely uncommon in your age group. Taking metformin WITH food may reduce your symptoms significantly. If not, tell your doctor that you are having stomach problems with metformin and you will be prescribed an alternative medication. ...Read more

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What is the first symptom of liver disease or liver problems? Is it right upper abdominal pain?

What is the first symptom of liver disease or liver problems? Is it right upper abdominal pain?

Rarely: For liver pain to develop, the most common problem is expansion of the capsule due to an enlarging malignancy. The most common liver disease is fibrosis or cirrhosis secondary to alcoholism, or hepatitis. Here the primary complication is portal hypertension wherein the liver produces ascites. ...Read more

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Midline, upper abdominal discomfort. No heartburn/reflux medication seems to help. Could it be a hernia or gallbladder? What are the symptoms?

Midline, upper abdominal discomfort. No heartburn/reflux medication seems to help. Could it be a hernia or gallbladder? What are the symptoms?

Upper abdomen: Pain in the upper abdomen can be many things. Reflux is just one potential problem. Gallbladder disease, other stomach (gastric) problems such as ulcers or inflammation (gastritis), pancreatic problems, liver, etc. Are to be considered. Alcohol drinking, even in moderation can provide stomach problems, and antacids may not always help. You need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Have a distended gallbladder with no stones. Also have a lot of gas in abdomen. Is it related and what is treatment for distended gallbladder?

Have a distended gallbladder with no stones.  Also have a lot of gas in abdomen.  Is it related and what is treatment for distended gallbladder?

IT DEPENDS: Not all diseased gallbladders have stones. About 10% of gallbladders removed, due to symptoms , have no stones. They just fail to empty appropriately, leading to pain, bloating, increased gas, and nausea. A functional test (hida scan) of the gallbladder can be ordered, and if the gallbladder is not emptying appropriately, removal will usually improve symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cause of upper right abdominal pain? Gb out 6/13. Gastro has diagnosed me with IBS after many tests. No flags as to pain cause? He says not an organ.

Cause of upper right abdominal pain? Gb out 6/13. Gastro has diagnosed me with IBS after many tests. No flags as to pain cause? He says not an organ.

IBS: Ibs causes abdominal pains, bloatines and it can be very painful, wax and weans the characteristic is that is chronic, and the tests are normal. The treatment mainly is directed to control the either diarrhea or constipation, and pain from bloatines and cramping. ...Read more

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Would CBC and abdom X-ray show any kind of infection? Mild Lower right tummypain comes and goes no fever is appendicitis or diverticulitis possible?

Would CBC and abdom X-ray  show any kind of infection?  Mild Lower right tummypain comes and goes no fever is appendicitis or diverticulitis possible?

Specifics please: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Any chance of pregnancy (sexually active)? Any bladder/uti symptoms? Ur doc will need this info 2 help ...Read more

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Is there a connection between getting a severe pain where the liver is due to a benign liver tumor & being upset? What should be done about it?

Is there a connection between getting a severe pain where the liver is due to a benign liver tumor & being upset? What should be done about it?

Being upset is bad: Being upset can cause all sorts of physical experiences. That's not surprising - these are mental processes. Being upset won't make the tumor worse, but over time chronic upset can do some physical damage from stress hormones. Consider supportive therapy and/or CBT to manage all this. Best! ...Read more

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For what reasons might gallstones cause pain if not in the duct?

For what reasons might gallstones cause pain if not in the duct?

Gallstones: Can cause biliary colic when gallbladder contracts against a stone that is obstructing its outlet. This can also lead to acute cholecystitis, an infection. This is usually quite painful. ...Read more

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How do I know if ruq pain is worth a trip to er. I have no ins. No $$. history of k.stones, fear possible gall bladder. Pain is sharp mild intermittent.

Depends: Well... This is a tough one. If you are in enough pain that is unrelenting then Er is a good idea. If you have had any combination of fevers/chills/nausea/vomitting that is making you unable to preform your regular day to day activities then get checked out. If the issue is mild,intermittent pain without anything that I have mentionned then you can be seen as an outpatient. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more