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Dr. David Earle
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I have an achy sore upper right pain , pain in upper back occas.- is this gallstones? Don't have increased pain after eating. 31 yrs old scared cancer

I have an achy sore upper right pain , pain in upper back occas.- is this gallstones? Don't have increased pain after eating. 31 yrs old scared cancer

Doubt cancer: Cancer usually doesn't cause pain. Even though the pain does not come after eating, it could be your gallbladder. See your primary care provider, and ask if its appropriate to get an ultrasound of the gallbladder. Even without stones, there's something called biliary dyskinesia that could be the problem. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Upper back pain while and after eating. What could be the cause?

Upper back pain while and after eating. What could be the cause?

Hiatal hernia.: It is possble that you have esophagitis, hiatal hernia and poor digestion. Unlikely could be esophageal pocket or diverticulum. ...Read more

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Dr. Christiaan Maurer
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Dr. Neal Handly
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I was diagnosed with multi organ serositis 2 months ago. Istill have pressure/pain in chest. The pressure in upper back/shoulder worsens after eating. Is it still serositis?

I was diagnosed with multi organ serositis 2 months ago. Istill have pressure/pain in chest. The pressure in upper back/shoulder worsens after eating. Is it still serositis?

Possible: The inflammation of sle can affect the lining of many tissues. It is possible that one area is around lungs, another at the heart and another is among blood vessels. Sle patients are at higher risk for heart attacks than age matched people it would be wise to have your heart checked. Upper back / shoulder area pressure could come from irritation of liver /gallbladder area - consistent with eating. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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27f don't smoke, exercise regularly...I've been having upper back pain along with pain in both of my forearms. Also a heart burn feeling after eating.

27f don't smoke, exercise regularly...I've been having upper back pain along with pain in both of my forearms. Also a heart burn feeling after eating.

Chest pain: Sounds like you have back strain and esophageal reflux or peptic disease, try antacid for the heartburn or over the counter ranitidine. A massage may help the back pain but if you actually have an ulcer, it could manifest as back pain. Don't hesitate to go to your doc for an exam, it will help. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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I get bloated & indigestion after eating with pain on my upper back. My sonogram and CT scan showed that my gallbladder was fine. What could this be?

I get bloated & indigestion after eating with pain on my upper back. My sonogram and CT scan showed that my gallbladder was fine. What could this be?

Further evaluation: Have you had hida scan with ejection fraction? Another test to check the gallbladder. Have you been evaluated for ulcers? Can cause symptoms similar to gallbladder. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Nausea-ulq pain-upper back pain/burning after eating-appetite loss/20 lb wt.Loss in 6 mos-bowel changes. Ct/eus/ca19-9 normal early pancreatic cancer?

Nausea-ulq pain-upper back pain/burning after eating-appetite loss/20 lb wt.Loss in 6 mos-bowel changes. Ct/eus/ca19-9 normal early pancreatic cancer?

Seek a Good doctor: You need monitoring and advice from a good internist who can investigate you for all possible reasons for weight loss. There are many such reasons besides cancer. He/she will know what to do and try to treat your symptoms until an obvious cause can be discovered. The only way to resolve this problem is through close follow up with your doctor...This may require repeat ct scan of the abdomen to. ...Read more

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