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Doctor insights on: Right Upper Quadrant Pain After Eating

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Stomach Pain After Meal (Definition)

Abdominal pain after a meal is a symptom in which a person feels ok before eating, but starts to have tummy pain after eating. Gall bladder disease or gall stones are examples of conditions that can cause ...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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Upper right quadrant pain. Cholecystectomy 8 years ago. Pain radiates to back /shoulder and is sharp about 40 min after eating. Liquid diet helps.

Pancreas: After your gallbladder has been removed you can still form stones or sludge that causes pain. Getting pain after eating around 30-40 minutes may be related to acid however. At your age a duodenal ulcer is possible. Lastly pancreatitis or inflammation of the pancreas can also be a cause. See your doctor you can be treated and feel better. ...Read more

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Pain in left upper quadrant,radiates to left arm and hand,dull in nature,starts after eating,weight50,ht5'2,plz tell cause possible in this cindition?

Pain in left upper quadrant,radiates to left arm and hand,dull in nature,starts after eating,weight50,ht5'2,plz tell  cause possible in this cindition?

Quite a few organs-: -R in the area. After meals can B gall bladder, gastric ulcers. Eating causes a gastrocolic reflx & if constipated, the splenic flexure can do this as stool & gas R turning the corner there. Pancreas also may B inflamed & cause this. Best 2 C Ur PCP 4 an eval. ...Read more

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Pain on left side feels like trapped gas and it is felt on both lower and upper quadrants (low rib and underneath) Usually every few months after eating. Area hurts if pressed on. Could endometriosis or ovarian cysts be causing it?

Pain on left side feels like trapped gas and it is felt on both lower and upper quadrants (low rib and underneath) Usually every few months after eating. Area hurts if pressed on. Could endometriosis or ovarian cysts be causing it?

Splenic flexure: The colon takes a sharp 90 degree turn under the left rib cage and this splenic flexure is the site of trapped gas at times. Applying heat to the abdomen and drinking hot water helps break down the gas enabling you to pass it. Taking simethicone after meals helps prevent gas build up. If these measures relieve your distress, it would rule out the other diagnoses. ...Read more

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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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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

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Help I have horrible right upper quadrant pain. What is the best treatment?

It depends: The best treatment depends on the cause of the pain. There can be several causes including liver and gall bladder disease. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause intermediate right upper quadrant pain? Not constant but when it hurts it's a 6 out of 10..gallbladder Hida normal. Pain is off and on

Can GERD cause intermediate right upper quadrant pain? Not constant but when it hurts it's a 6 out of 10..gallbladder Hida normal. Pain is off and on

Common: Gerd can be associated with Gastritis which could cause intermittent pain. Sometimes such pain could be associated with meals. The history, type of pain and response to proton pump inhibitors or H2 blockers or antiacids may help estabilish the diagnosis. ...Read more