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Question: Right side pain, under ribs


 cardiacnurz - Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:03 pm

38 yr old female
Post Lap Chole 97, Post Lami 05
No Medical Hx
Family Hx: Diabetes, HTN, Asthma
No Current Meds
Have been having sharp stabbing pains in my right side, if I palpate directly under my ribs and then I lean forward the pain is WOW! sharp and brief. I cannot feel an enlargement but the pain is irritating and relentless. I also am having sharp pain in my mid scapular area on the right side. Related? I do not know.
Thanks for your opinion.
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:03 pm

User avatar Hello,

Location of abdominal pain is most easily categorized on the basis of embryologic origin. Pain located between the xiphoid process and the umbilicus originates in the foregut, which includes the distal esophagus, stomach, proximal duodenum, biliary tree, pancreas, and liver.

You mentioned a history of laparoscopic cholecystectomy so that rules out gall bladder disease. Liver disease needs to be ruled out. You will have to be examined for that, I'm afraid.

I would recommend a visit to your doctor as soon as possible.

Best regards.
 cardiacnurz - Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:17 pm

Thank you for your input. I had an inkling I might need to have my liver checked but there is no hx of problems in my family with the liver or Cancer so I disregarded the thought. I do not have any jaundice, am not a drinker or any thing else but as a health care person maybe I have been exposed to something that may have affected my liver.
Thanks again,
Cardiacnurz

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