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Right Upper Quadrant Discomfort
Upper right quadrant discomfort on and off. Are there blood tests that can rule out anything bad? Which tests? No ins so I was going to buy tests.
Upper right quadrant discomfort for the past few days. This evening had a strong cramp like pain there for 30 min. Causes?
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
The past 2 evening upper right quadrant discomfort. Seems a little better after eating dinner. How do I tell if this is my gerd, gallbladder, other?
Could be: any number of GI or non-GI conditions. Your doctor can order tests that are warranted based upon careful review of your history and complete physical exam, and these can differentiate among the various causes. ...Read more
Discomfort behind ribs at Right Upper Quadrant. Feel like something is stuck at solar plexus and slightly to the right when i walk or lie down. ?
Muscle?: If this gets worse with movements and your rib cage is tender it sounds like your muscles might be inflamed and sore. Evaluate what you have done lately. If you have suffered an injury, lifted heavy objects or made a strong force this is most likely the problem. Ice the area three times day for 15 minutes. If not better or any oner symptoms you would need to see your doctor. ...Read more
have a lump on the right upper quadrant.I have it from 3 yrs. now feeling abdominal discomfort nd it aches a bit if a talk continuously standing?
Hard to say,: Depending on the size and feel, this could be a warning sign for serious pancreatic disease. You should get an appointment with your primary physician sooner than later. ...Read more
See your doctor: These symptoms are not normal. See your doctor. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination, and possibly order tests to find out what's going on. ...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
Stomach issues: It's very possible that this could be some sort of gastric or duodenal ulcer in the stomach or small intestine. If this persists in spite of otc tx with antacids and / or h2 blocers like Zantac (ranitidine) or ppi like Prilosec then you should see your physician. Common bile duct stones and pancreatitis can also cause symptoms like these as well. ...Read more
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