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I am a healthy 40 y/o woman. Have had my gallbladder removed a few years ago. I have lots of burping and pain in upper abdomen/through my back area. Even in shoulder. Sometimes hurts to bend forward. Any ideas?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine

In brief: Many possibilities

If the burping and upper abdominal pain occur with fatty foods, it may be because of lack of a gallbladder. Sharp pains into the back suggest possibility of stones in the common bile duct, or pancreatitis, or ulcer in the duodenum. If this persists an exam and additional testing may be needed.

In brief: Many possibilities

If the burping and upper abdominal pain occur with fatty foods, it may be because of lack of a gallbladder. Sharp pains into the back suggest possibility of stones in the common bile duct, or pancreatitis, or ulcer in the duodenum. If this persists an exam and additional testing may be needed.
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