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Pain In Upper Right Abdominal
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
What would cause a burning type of pain, in upper right abdominal area, just under the breastbone? Thanks!
Epigastric pain: Burning pain in the upper middle abdomen (epigastric pain) is often caused by gastritis or GERD. Can also be caused by a peptic ulcer, pancreatitis and other abdominal conditions. If it is more than mild or does not go away with a few days of antacid medication (eg, omeprazole, ranitidine) please see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
21 wks pregnant and keep getting really bad pain in upper right abdominal area near ribs and excess thirst. Is this normal?
Sharp pain in upper right abdominal area and side when having bowel movements at times. What causes this?
Unclear: Abdominal pain is not very typical although you provided a lot of detai. Pain with bowel movements suggests intestinal contractions are the cause. Pain in right upper quadrant on other hand sound like liver or gallbladder. You need more history and examination, and testing to make sense of your pains. Need to see a doc for that one. ...Read more
I remember lifting something very heavy and have had a dull pain in my upper right abdominal area ever sense. What might this be? What should I do?
Strain: A strain of the abdominal muscles in that area could explain the continuing discomfort and should heal in about 7-10 days. More prolonged discomfort in that area, especially with associated tenderness, would have to be evaluated by a physician or surgeon to check for gall bladder or liver disorders. Appropriate tests would be ordered. ...Read more
Abdominal pain: The right upper quadrant of the normal abdomen contains the liver, gallbladder, parts of the intestines and omentum, and the underside of the right diaphragm, and even a bit of pancreas. Any of these organs can cause a dull pain in that area. The relation to eating certain foods favors a colicky gallbladder, but a few blood tests and some imaging will be needed for a more accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
I have pain upper right abdominal in chest from last month, I have clear my all blood report, x ray, sonography?
Unsure: With limited information - but labs, ultrasound and xrays, the likely culprit is more muscular or cartilage based. There is also the phenomenon of " gallbladder insufficiency" which requires more specialized testing such as a hida scan - to look for the function of the gallbladder, not just for gallstones. If it does not resolve - please ask for a second opinion. .. ...Read more
I have shooting pin pain in my upper right abdominal area, could it be a symptom of pancreatic cancer or disease?
Fluttering feeling in right abdomen. Pain upper right. Abdominal U/S nml, CBC cmp normal. Endoscopy nml. Help?
When I take victoza (liraglutide) & eat, I get a pain in upper right side abdominal and spreads to right back side, only on 0.9 in between 0.6 and 1.2?
Worrisome: I suggest an abdominal ultrasound and examination to rule out gallbladder disease and I suggest that you do this ASAP. ...Read more
Why do I get pain on upper right side abdominal, right under rib cage when taking victoza (liraglutide)?
I have had some center stomach pain, upper right abdominal pain and mid right back pan off and on the past week. No fever, diarrhea, vomiting. 36yo.?
Gall bladder? Ulcer?: Relation to activity? Certain type of food? Stool discoloration? Predictable pattern over the past wk? If it has not improved or actually worsened the past wk, you should see a doctor soon. ...Read more
Get to ED.: Any acute abdominal pains need to be evaluated right away in a facility that has the ability to perform blood testing and abdominal imaging rapidly, i.e. A hospital. I would advise you to get to the emergency room right away with this presentation. This could potentially be a gallstone or an infection of the gallbladder which might require urgent attention. ...Read more
Need more info: Not knowing your age and medical history I can't give you an exact diagnosis. There is definitely a problem in your intestinal tract that can be caused by something organic or from the food you ingest. Please make an appointment with your family physician very soon. ...Read more
I have a sharp throbbing pain in my upper abdominal right under, center if my rib cage. Pain feels like hunger and nauseating. Any ideas what this is?
Mid back pain/tightness, right upper quad abdominal pain/tightness, some stomach cramping and fatigue. What could be wrong?
I have lower abdominal pain and constant upper abdominal pain right at the top of my rib cage. Plus the bridge of my nose feels like its buzzing?
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Liver, gallbladder: It is best to see doctor for evaluation, but RUQ pain usually involve liver, gallbladder stones., but there are other causes as well. ...Read more
See your doctor: Abdominal pain can be caused by way too many things to advise you on what to do for your present condition. You need to see your doctor who will take a complete history and perform a physical exam before recommending any treatment plans. RUQ pain may be related to your liver, duodenum or gallbladder, among other possibilities, and you may need testing to determine what is causing your pain. ...Read more
Gallbladder?: This might be associated with gallstones and colic associated with them especially if you are having significant pain after eating. There are other reasons for your symptoms like gastritis, liver problems or lesions, constipation, among others. Try to get evaluated with a provider that can check your abdominal area and possibly order tests. If you experience severe pain, vomiting, fever go to ED. ...Read more
Throughout the day I have upper right abdominal discomfort. It's not a pain so what else could it be?
You may have gallbladder dysfunction with or without having gallstones. If avoiding fat in your diet helps, it may be the gallbladder. If eating makes it worse... Then it may be the gallbladder. An ultrasound may find stones. A scan we call the hida can demonstrate the function and test if the pain is coming from the gallbladder. May be worth pursuing.
Some people may have nausea alone. ...Read more
My son who is 16 had his appendix removed in July. Recently, he has been complaining of pain after he eats on the right upper quadrant of his abdomen.
Is he constipated: R/o constipation as the most common cause of abd. Pain. Rt upper quadrant pain could be from musculoskeletal strain, . gall stones, GB infection, liver problems, stomach problems and sometimes from pancreas. For a pediatric age gp. Though gall stones are less likely still can happen. Similarly some scoliosis -eg. Spine issues can put more on the muscles, can irritate some nerves. See ur family dr ...Read more
I'm getting some intermittent burning sensation in my upper right abdominal area. This occurs randomly and usually last a few seconds, up to a minute?
These symptoms: Could be coming from any of a dozen possible diagnoses. You need to see a health care provider for examination and testing in order to narrow it down. Good luck. ...Read more
Gallbladder #1: Answer on the board. #2 would be liver or stomach. ...Read more
Maybe It's Twoo Wuv: It could be transmission from your heart. As long as by "fluttering"you mean a rapid pulsation. It could also be some twitching from your diaphragm. The heart thing has more serious ramifications so when it happens check your pulse. If it is rapid, then you need to see a doctor. If not, place your palm on your upper stomach area and feel for twitching. If nothing is found, see a doc if it lasts 2 weeks ...Read more
? referred pain:
Woman? Maybe referred pain from ovaries, tubes, possible mass/cyst, infection
man? Prostatic pain gnerally doesn't go there; testicular pain may go into pit of stomach, not usually right upper
either sex maybe gastroesoph reflux, liver capsule stretched by increased blood flow, other including musculoskeletal
either sex, see your doc. ...Read more
Gallbladder disease: Gallbladder disease commonly causes RUQ abdominal pain in the usual candidates: female, fat and 40. An ultrasound is diagnostic. Other conditions such as peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, colon cancer, and a myriad of other conditions. Colon cramping may be severe. Workup should proceed if the gallbladder ultrasound is normal. ...Read more
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 & lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, & skin can all contribute as well to localizing RUQ pain. Lots to consider here. ...Read more
I'm having sharp upper right abdominal pain it comes and goes and only lasts a few seconds what could it be?
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