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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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I am in my second trimester n I have a sprain like pain on my right side of the abdomen continuously for 4 days. Is it normal? How to get relieved?

I am in my second trimester n I have a sprain like pain on my right side of the abdomen continuously for 4 days. Is it normal? How to get relieved?

Round ligament.: Musculoskeletal type of pain during pregnancy is commonly due to round ligament pain. This ligament attaches the uterus to the wall of the abdomen, and as the abdomen enlarges, the ligament is stretched. This type of pain is typically located on the side and bottom of the belly, and worse with exercise. If it is very bothersome, you can take some tylenol (acetaminophen) or see your doctor. ...Read more

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Feeling inflammation in Abdomen (Right Upper Quadrant). What are the possible causes?

Feeling inflammation in Abdomen (Right Upper Quadrant). What are the possible causes?

Gallbladder?: This might be associated with gallstones and colic associated with them especially if you are having significant pain after eating. There are other reasons for your symptoms like gastritis, liver problems or lesions, constipation, among others. Try to get evaluated with a provider that can check your abdominal area and possibly order tests. If you experience severe pain, vomiting, fever go to ED. ...Read more

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Throughout the day I have upper right abdominal discomfort. It's not a pain so what else could it be?

Throughout the day I have upper right abdominal discomfort. It's not a pain so what else could it be?

After eating?: You may have gallbladder dysfunction with or without having gallstones. If avoiding fat in your diet helps, it may be the gallbladder. If eating makes it worse... Then it may be the gallbladder. An ultrasound may find stones. A scan we call the hida can demonstrate the function and test if the pain is coming from the gallbladder. May be worth pursuing. Some people may have nausea alone. ...Read more

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I remember lifting something very heavy and have had a dull pain in my upper right abdominal area ever sense. What might this be? What should I do?

I remember lifting something very heavy and have had a dull pain in my upper right abdominal area ever sense. What might this be? What should I do?

Strain: A strain of the abdominal muscles in that area could explain the continuing discomfort and should heal in about 7-10 days. More prolonged discomfort in that area,especially with associated tenderness, would have to be evaluated by a physician or surgeon to check for gall bladder or liver disorders. Appropriate tests would be ordered. ...Read more

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My son who is 16 had his appendix removed in July. Recently, he has been complaining of pain after he eats on the right upper quadrant of his abdomen.

My son who is 16 had his appendix removed in July. Recently, he has been complaining of pain after he eats on the right upper quadrant of his abdomen.

Is he constipated: R/o constipation as the most common cause of abd.pain. Rt upper quadrant pain could be from musculoskeletal strain ,. gall stones,GB infection , liver problems, stomach problems and sometimes from pancreas. For a pediatric age gp. though gall stones are less likely still can happen. Similarly some scoliosis -eg. spine issues can put more on the muscles, can irritate some nerves . See ur family dr ...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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Pain in upper right abdominal? What is there?

Pain in upper right abdominal? What is there?

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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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 & discomfort on my upper right abdominal, any ideas what's wrong?

? Gall bladder: A common cause of pain in that area is gall bladder disease. Of course, other causes are possible. Have it evaluated. ...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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Fluttering in my upper right abdominal cavity, what's happening?

Fluttering in my upper right abdominal cavity, what's happening?

Maybe It's Twoo Wuv: It could be transmission from your heart.As long as by "fluttering"you mean a rapid pulsation.It could also be some twitching from your diaphragm.The heart thing has more serious ramifications so when it happens check your pulse.If it is rapid,then you need to see a doctor.If not, place your palm on your upper stomach area and feel for twitching.If nothing is found,see a doc if it lasts 2 weeks ...Read more

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What to do if I have pulsating pain in right-upper quadrant (abdomen)?

What to do if I have pulsating pain in right-upper quadrant (abdomen)?

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 & lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, & skin can all contribute as well to localizing RUQ pain. Lots to consider here. ...Read more

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What would cause a burning type of pain, in upper right abdominal area, just under the breastbone? Thanks!

What would cause a burning type of pain, in upper right abdominal area, just under the breastbone? Thanks!

Epigastric pain: Burning pain in the upper middle abdomen (epigastric pain) is often caused by gastritis or GERD. Can also be caused by a peptic ulcer, pancreatitis and other abdominal conditions. If it is more than mild or does not go away with a few days of antacid medication (eg, omeprazole, ranitidine) please see a doctor for evaluation. ...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 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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Upper right abdominal, shoulder, neck, and chest pain, what could this be?

Upper right abdominal, shoulder, neck, and chest pain, what could this be?

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest and abdomen include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...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

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more