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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Abdominal Surgery (Definition)

Abdominal surgery is an operation performed on the abdominal contents or organs. It may be an open incision surgery or laparoscopic surgery. It could also involve abdominal wall surgery such as hernias. Many organs may need to be treated with abdominal surgery such as liver, spleen, gallbladder, small intestine, colon or large intestine & many different diseases ...Read more


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I'm having sharp upper right abdominal pain it comes and goes and only lasts a few seconds what could it be ?

I'm having sharp upper right abdominal pain it comes and goes and only lasts a few seconds what could it be ?

Could be: Problem with ribs, skin, lungs, gall bladder, stomach, intestines or kidney. Should be evaluated in person to give you the best diagnosis. ...Read more

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What might cause upper right abdominal pain and a mass. Feels like i'm stretching and also something is in the way keeping me from bending?

What might cause upper right abdominal pain and a mass. Feels like i'm stretching and also something is in the way keeping me from bending?

Abdominal pain: Right upper quadrant pain could be due to gall stone, liver disease, pancreas, kidney & stomach problem. You feel like a mass and need ultra sound or ctscan of abdomen. Please see your doctor for good history & thorough physical examination and diagnostic work up. ...Read more

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I have chronic 2yr+ upper right abdominal pain which regular exercise helps. I have a low func. gallbladder. How does jogging help the gallbladder?

I have chronic 2yr+ upper right abdominal pain which regular exercise helps. I have a low func. gallbladder. How does jogging help the gallbladder?

It doesn't: jogging has no effect on gallbladder function - what you are seeing is correlation and not causation. I wonder how the pain will feel once the gallbladder is removed. Keep on exercising, however, it is good for you. ...Read more

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What are the causes of upper right abdominal pain?

What are the causes of upper right abdominal pain?

See your doctor: Abdominal pain can be caused by way too many things to advise you on what to do for your present condition. You need to see your doctor who will take a complete history and perform a physical exam before recommending any treatment plans. RUQ pain may be related to your liver, duodenum or gallbladder, among other possibilities, and you may need testing to determine what is causing your pain. ...Read more

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Upper right abdominal pain while having intercourse?

Upper right  abdominal pain while having intercourse?

? referred pain: Woman? Maybe referred pain from ovaries, tubes, possible mass/cyst, infection man? Prostatic pain gnerally doesn't go there; testicular pain may go into pit of stomach, not usually right upper either sex maybe gastroesoph reflux, liver capsule stretched by increased blood flow, other including musculoskeletal either sex, see your doc. ...Read more

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I have upper right abdominal pain when applying light pressure when standing and sitting, but nothing when laying down. What could this be?

I have upper right abdominal pain when applying light pressure when standing and sitting, but nothing when laying down. What could this be?

Hard 2 say no exam: Classically right upper quadrant pain is suspected to come from the gall bladder, but it is hard to give a clear diagnosis without more history and an actual exam and maybe some lab tests or an ultrasound exam to look at the gall bladder. This may well be the case where a exam by a doctor can provide better info then an internet based forum. ...Read more

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I've been having upper right abdominal pain for a few days. I had a softball size malignant pancreatic net removed 3 yrs ago. Should I be concerned?

I've been having upper right abdominal pain for a few days. I had a softball size malignant pancreatic net removed 3 yrs ago. Should I be concerned?

GASTROENTERITIS: Acute onset of symptoms may be consistent with gastroenteritis. GIVEN YOUR PAST HISTORY, YOU NEED A PROMPT EVALUATION. You need full exam and lab screen& CT SCAN to rule out infection.VS ADHESIONS VS GALLSTONES If symptoms worsen acutely go the nearest ER ...Read more

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What would cause severe upper right abdominal pain?

What would cause severe upper right abdominal pain?

Gallbladder disease: Gallbladder disease commonly causes RUQ abdominal pain in the usual candidates: female, fat and 40. An ultrasound is diagnostic. Other conditions such as peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, colon cancer, and a myriad of other conditions. Colon cramping may be severe.Workup should proceed if the gallbladder ultrasound is normal. ...Read more

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I've been having episodic upper right abdominal pain and now am having it in my upper back/left side of abdomen for several days.

Gallbladder: This may be gallbladder or even pancreatic "pain" which is radiating to the back. Any other symptoms? I would recommend you see an M.D. for exam and bloodwork. ...Read more

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Upper right abdominal pain when walking?

Keep walking: When people exercise cramps are a common compliant. Usually a short period of rest relieves the pain. If it does not then see your doctor. Most of the time walking get the heart rate up and this increases blood flow to the body. Make sure you don't walk right after eating. Let the food digest. Note when you get the pain after the walk. Stay hydrated. If pain persists after walk see doctor. ...Read more

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Upper right abdominal pain and lower left abdominal pain after surgery. Is there anything i can take for this?

Mild pain after OR: If you are otherwise doing well, have been to at least one post operative appointment, then over the counter Ibuprofen may provide you relief. It is important to check in with your surgery team after any or procedure; especially if you have fever, vomiting or worsening pain. ...Read more

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I accidentally went 40mg above the maximum dosage of codeine 5 days ago and since then I have been getting fever, upper right abdominal pain causes?

I accidentally went 40mg above the maximum dosage of codeine 5 days ago and since then I have been getting fever, upper right abdominal pain causes?

Gall bladder: Right upper quadrant pain and fever could signal gall bladder (GB) inflammation or infection, and narcotics like codeine can precipitate GB problems. Pneumonia also can cause upper abdominal pain and fever. Please see a doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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I have had orange stool for four days. Minor upper right abdominal pain?

I have had orange stool for four days. Minor upper right abdominal pain?

Orange color: if not from a food additive may be related to your gallbladder (which happens to be located in your right upper abdomen) Thus getting this checked out by your PCP (Primary Care Provider). +A simple blood test will do it! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have been experiencing upper right abdominal pain with swelling in my stomach. Not over weight?

I have been experiencing upper right abdominal  pain with swelling in my stomach. Not over weight?

Gallblladder?: Could be a gallbladder issue. Other possibilities include colon problem or a stomach disorder. Its a good idea to get a physician to give you a physical exam and order radiographic studies such as a gallbladder ultrasound or abdominal CT. Certainly worth looking into...sometimes important illnesses begin in a subtle fashion. ...Read more

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Abdominal Cavity (Definition)

This is the part of the body known as the abdomen and would include parts of the pelvis. It contains the most of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary organs. It is separated from the chest or "thoracic ...Read more


Upper Right Abdomen (Definition)

The anatomy of the abdomen and its contents can be considered in four quadrants. The right upper quadrant contains liver, gallbladder, pancreatic head, the distal stomach, c-loop of the duodenum, and hepatic ...Read more