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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 on and off. Are there blood tests that can rule out anything bad?  Which tests? No ins so I was going to buy tests.

Gallbladder or liver: Issues can explain this. Ultrasound of the area to get an idea of what's going on there and lab tests (liver function tests namely). Depending on the liver function test result further lab testing may be needed. ...Read more

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Upper right quadrant discomfort for the past few days. This evening had a strong cramp like pain there for 30 min. Causes?

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

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Upper right quadrant discomfort. Hida scan and ultrasound fine. Blood work fine. Other causes?

Upper right quadrant discomfort. Hida scan and ultrasound fine. Blood work fine. Other causes?

Get a ct: could be kidney stone or a musculoskeltal issue or even pneumonia in the right lung base . the colon lives up there too diverticultis also possible ...Read more

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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?

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

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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. ?

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

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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?

 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

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Healthy but I have horrible right upper quadrant pain?

Healthy but I have horrible right upper quadrant pain?

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

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What causes pain in right upper quadrant of abdomen?

What causes pain in right upper quadrant of abdomen?

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

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If my gallbladder is fine, what else can cause right upper quadrant pain?

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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I have right upper quadrant pain and nausea. What could cause this?

Gallstones: The most frequent cause of right uper quadrant pain and nausea is gallstones. There are other causes as well. I would speak to your doctor to determine what tests shoudl be undertaken. An ultrasound is the best test to diagnose gallstones. ...Read more