Sharp pain in upper right abdomen and feeling nauseous. Maybe gall bladder problem?

Differential for RUQ. 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.

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Is it possible to have pain in upper right abdomen, every test be negative but still have gall bladder problem?

Yes. In particular, biliary dyskinesia is thought to be a functional gallbladder problem, and can sometimes be diagnosed with a CCK-HIDA scan. If you get this, make sure to note if the CCK administration causes your pain. Ask your primary care if this test, or a referral to a general surgeon is appropriate. Hope this helps! Read more...