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Pain in right upper abdomen? Liver?

Pain in right upper abdomen? Liver?

Right sided pain: Gallbladder would be more likely - particularly if the pain begins after eating. Unless there is underlying liver disease or injury, liver as a source is less likely. See your physician. Ultrasound may determine if gallstones are present. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Waves of upper abdominal pain radiating to right lower abdomen?

Waves of upper abdominal  pain radiating to right lower abdomen?

Consultation advised: If this is a new problem you should you need to see a physician as soon as possible to examen you and diagnose and treat you. If this is a chronic problem see your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment; you can also have a consultation here at Health Tap which may be helpful. A video, voice only or INBOX text consultation is best. A text chat is not advised for this problem. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Gnawing pain in left rib and lower abdomen, kidney infection??

Gnawing pain in left rib and lower abdomen, kidney infection??

Possible : That is possible. Do you have any urinary symptoms? Frequency, burning, urgency? Get evaluated. Could also be a colon issue. ...Read more

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Upper left side and abdominal pain?

Upper left side and abdominal pain?

Abdominal pain: Left upper abdominal pain is associated with the following: spleen problems (enlarged, injured, infarcted), stomach, pan crease, kidney (infection, stone), colon (polyp, infection, ischemia, diverticulitis). ...Read more

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Right upper abdominal pain under rib cage radiating through to back ?

Right upper abdominal pain under rib cage radiating through to back
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Likely Gallbladder: Right upper abdominal pain radiating to the back is often gallbladder related but could be an ulcer or pancreatitis. Best to get checked by a doctor. They can order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Would mesenteric adenitis cause upper abdomen pain and lower back pain?

Would mesenteric adenitis cause upper abdomen pain and lower back pain?

It may: What makes you ask this question? Mesenteric lymph nodes do not get inflamed on their own. There is usually some disorder like intestinal disease, TB, systemic viral infection that causes mesenteric adenitis. It would be prudent to see a doctor. ...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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Pain in upper right abdomen and back.sticky stool,nausea.no pain the epigastric or left side,no diarrhea.is it pancreatitis ?

Pain in upper right abdomen and back.sticky stool,nausea.no pain the epigastric or left side,no diarrhea.is it pancreatitis ?

Possibly: It is possible for this to be pancreatitis, but there are many other possible diagnoses also. Regardless, you need an urgent evaluation to evaluate the symptoms. If pancreatitis is present, it will be easy to tell with simple blood tests and possibly x-rays or scans of the abdomen. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain on left side of abdomen upper quadrant?

Left side pain: Left upper side pain can be many many things. First what do you mean by the side , people mean different things. You need to be examined with a detailed history how long is lasted other symptoms. It could be your lung, your kidney , your liver, your gallbladder :as i said many things. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could cause upper left quadrant abdominal pain?

What could cause upper left quadrant abdominal pain?

Lots: Rib cage pain, colon problem, stomach problem, spleen problem, diaphragm problem, abd wall problem, hernia problem. ...Read more

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Lower right quadrant abdominal pain, pain spreading across abdomen and into groin, nausea, vomiting and constipation? (Female)

Go see your doctor: Without more information (how long? how severe? pain w movement? related to period? fevers?), I'd say you need to be seen by a doctor right away who can examine your abdomen and gather more information. Might be as simple as gastritis, but may be much more serious, like ovarian torsion or appendicitis, both of which can be surgical emergencies. Call your doc now, or go to the ER if you're worried! ...Read more

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Right upper abdomen pain radiates upto to right chest and right side back pain?

Right upper abdomen pain radiates upto to right chest and right side back pain?

Check with your PMD: The pattern of your pain is compatible possibly with a gall bladder problem but it could be coming from any other GI structure. I would check with your primary doctor first. If you don't have one, consider contacting a GI specialist and see if they'll get you in sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Female vomiting bile with upper abdominal pain and back pain on the left side?

Female vomiting bile with upper abdominal pain and back pain on the left side?

R/o ulcer disease!: See a gastroenterologist, who will do tests on you including endoscopy to r/o problems in your upper abdomen: stomach. Duodenum, gall bladder, pancreas! do not delay! ...Read more

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Pain at left side upper abdomen?

Pain at left side upper abdomen?

See your doctor.: At age 75, the new onset of left upper abdominal pain ought to be evaluated, particularly in light of your history of anemia. You might consider taking a trial of Zantac (ranitidine) or other antacids in the meantime. If you have any chest pain with it, go to the emergency room immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Upper left quadrant pain, lower abdominal pain, belly button pain, left groin pain, diarrhea, vomiting. What could it be?

Upper left quadrant pain, lower abdominal pain, belly button pain, left groin pain, diarrhea, vomiting. What could it be?

Sound like: infectious gastroenteritis, caused by virus or bacteria. Other possibilities are ulcerative colitis, amebic colitis, and serious bacterial infection such as typhoid. Also, if you have both diarrhea and vomiting, they could lead to rapid dehydration. You should see a doctor asap, or go to ED if symptoms do not resolve after 24 hours. ...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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Pain right lower abdomen ?

See a doctor: There are medical emergencies that come to mind when you say right lower abdominal pain, but there are so many different causes, that you really need to see a doctor and have a complete history and physical examination to figure out what is going on. ...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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Fluttering feeling in right abdomen . Pain upper right. Abdominal U/S nml, CBC cmp normal. Endoscopy nml.. Help?

Fluttering feeling in right abdomen . Pain upper right. Abdominal U/S nml, CBC cmp normal. Endoscopy nml.. Help?

Its an "unusual": presentation but this could be from irritation of a nerve innervating the upper abdomen and coming from a pinched nerve in your lower THORACIC spine! Any upper back pain???? Just a thought since the major intra-abdominal reasons appear "ruled out" Hope this helps! Dr Z ...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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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'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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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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