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Been having upper right quadrant pain somewhat under the rib had gallbladder removed awhile back been to the ER several times have fatty liver it is t?

Been having upper right quadrant pain somewhat under the rib had gallbladder removed awhile back been to the ER several times have fatty liver it is t?

Could be: Almost anything. Go back to your surgeon, and tell him about your pain. He can figure it out for you. It could be anything from serious intra abdominal problem to something superficial like shingles. ...Read more

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Soft mass protruding from right upper quadrant of chest area no pain associated extends from lower rib cage towards naval area about 1"1/2 wide by 5"?

Soft mass protruding from right upper quadrant of chest area no pain associated extends from lower rib cage towards naval area about 1"1/2 wide by 5"?

Mgt: Please see your PCP for an evaluation. From your description, a soft tissue tumor should be ruled out. An imaging test may be ordered by the PCP. Do you have any associated symptoms? ...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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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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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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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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Elevated liver enzymes with right upper quadrant pain. What should I do?

Elevated liver enzymes with right upper quadrant pain. What should I do?

See a doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. ...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

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Right upper quadrant pain 18months, gallbladder ok, indigestion, upset tummy and bloated. All bloods normal?

Constipation: Pain without serious consequences and normal ultrasound and blood test very like constipation. Coexisting symptoms very suggestive of it too. Eat high fiber diet avoid meat, white flour, caffeine, drink plenty of fluids, use OTC meds like fiber, laxative for bowel cleansing. Need to do on ongoing basis not just once. Avoid good that causes heartburn. ...Read more

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Ct scan on Thursday, .right upper quadrant pain and for definition of 1cm angiomyolipoma, scared what they might find, how quick for results if bad?

Ct scan on Thursday, .right upper quadrant pain and for definition of 1cm angiomyolipoma, scared what they might find, how quick for results if bad?

CT results: Don't know about the UK, but in the US most scans are probably read on the same day, or at least within 24 hours. You should call your doctor and ask about the results. ...Read more

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Right upper quadrant pain radiating down right side blood tests ultra sound liver enzymes normal?

Right upper quadrant pain radiating down right side blood tests ultra sound liver enzymes normal?

Needs further eval: It's possible you still may have a gallbladder issue or even trapped gas in the right colon. A HIDA scan would be needed if your doctor felt it warranted. Sometimes gas can get trapped in the right colon as it tends to ride high and dipback down as it traverses the abdomen. ...Read more

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Right upper quadrant pain first in front and then in back to side and down into groin. Blood, urine, ultrasound and X-ray normal. 2 mos in pain. Why?

Right upper quadrant pain first in front and then in back to side and down into groin. Blood, urine, ultrasound and X-ray normal. 2 mos in pain. Why?

Need work up.: Possibilities: gallbladder, pancreas, kidney stones to small to visualize by X-ray, or possibly bowel. Will need to see your Dr. Will probably get ultrasound and CT. May need MRI. ...Read more

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I have many health conditions, no one can figure out why I have right upper quadrant pain? Hida, Ct scan, blood, test all normal? What do I do?

I have many health conditions, no one can figure out why I have right upper quadrant pain? Hida, Ct scan, blood, test all normal? What do I do?

Many cause ruq pain: Usually next step is endoscopy to assess esophagus and stomach for inflammation.Sometimes esophagitis and gastritis can cause these symptoms. Hepatic disease and hepatic flexure of colon issues can contribut to pain. Infection or obstructino related to urinary tract are other issues. Should consult gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Caffeinated hot or cold tea / coffee causes right upper quadrant pain (near gall bladder/liver); very light throbbing pain. 2 out of 10. Why?!

Abdominal pain: Most likely you irritation of inner layer of your stomach, I don't believe you have gallstone or gallbladder pathology rather you might have gastritis. try to avoid coffee, spicy food, fatty food, alcohol and medications called NSAID (motrin, ibuprofen, ...), if no better in 1-2 wk see your provider to check you for hpylori infection. ...Read more

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Right upper quadrant pain, aggravated by deep inspiration and 1h after a meal, no other symptoms, history of GERD, should I consult with my doctor?

RUQ pain: Hi Sandra940, this is suspicious for a few things. Gall bladder, stomach inflammation/ulceration, increased abdominal pressure, and hiatal hernia to name a few, if its consistently after a meal, consider low fat and small meals. You should go see your doctor if it continues. Hope that helps ...Read more

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I have diverticulosis in the sigmoid colon, and atranal gastritis, I also have severe constant right upper quadrant pain but CT scan showed nothing?

I have diverticulosis in the sigmoid colon, and atranal gastritis, I also have severe constant right upper quadrant pain but CT scan showed nothing?

Gallbladder?: Might be worth checking out your gallbladder-- ultrasound is a better study for gallstones, and if there aren't any, then you may need a cck-hida scan to evaluate gallbladder function. Even without stones, if the function is abnormal you can have similar symptoms- right upper quadrant pain, radiation to shoulder, fatty food intolerance, flatulence etc. ...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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Why does my right upper quadrant still hurt after gallbladder removal?

Why does my right upper quadrant still hurt after gallbladder removal?

Depends: How recent was your surgery? It could be postop pain. Can also be retained stone or primary stone, or possibly another diagnosis such as a peptic ulcer. See your surgeon ...Read more

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I have this pain in upper l quadrant under my rib cage and it's a stabbing pain that comes and goes. What is it?

Could Be Stomach: It's worth having this checked by a medical practitioner. Most commonly it is stomach pain related to acid in the stomach or reflux up the swallowing tube. Get it examined. You may need an acid lowering medication or even a look down inside your stomach through a scope. ...Read more

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My daughter is having pain and slight swelling in her upper left quadrant. It is below rib cage. What could that be?

My daughter is having pain and slight swelling in her upper left quadrant. It is below rib cage. What could that be?

Spleen or ribs: It can be hard to tell the cause of pain in this region of the body. Teenagers with mono can get an enlarged spleen and have pain from that. Another possibility is pain from the cartilage connected to the ribs ie costochondritis. The lowest ribs have more cartilage than the others that can really get inflamed. (i've had it) the best treatment is motrin. To be sure I would get checked soon. ...Read more

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30year old female, non smoker. I am having a pulsating feeling in my right upper quadrant. I do not have any pain associated with it.

There are many: Potential causes for what you are feeling ranging from simple muscular twitching to portal hypertension. The fact that it is not painful is probably a good sign. If it persists it would be reasonable to be evaluated by a health care professional who can examine you. It is impossible to diagnose you with certainty over the internet. ...Read more

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What can I do for twinges to upper left quadrant under rib cage?

What can I do for twinges to upper left quadrant under rib cage?

Twinges: Need more clarity. A twinge may be a muscle pull, gas, pulmonary, or cardiac origin. ...Read more

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Stitch like pain felt in upper left quadrant under ribs after I eat particular things. Pain can last between 1-2 hours. Any ideas?

Splenic flexure: Syndrome, a trapping of abdominal gases in the transverse colon where it turns into the descending colon (the splenic flexure), will cause pain/cramping under the left upper ribs. Try medication with simethicone or tablets of same. ...Read more