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Have a pain on my right side just under my rib cage...hurts

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Have a pain on my right side just under my rib cage...hurts most directly after eating and when sitting down. The pain lessens when standing and a few hours after I eat.

Dr. Saha :

Hello,

Dr. Saha :

Welcome to Just Answer.

Dr. Saha :

When did the pain start?

Customer:

A few weeks ago...does not happen all of the time..usually after I over eat

Customer:

Does not hurt when I exercise

Customer:

I exercise vigorously

Dr. Saha :

How frequently do you feel it?

Dr. Saha :

Do you feel pain on pressure?

Customer:

right now...last time was Sunday when driving 400 miles...had a donut while driving

Customer:

Feels like the bottom right rib directly on the right side

Dr. Saha :

Do you feel pain on pressure? or is there any tender point?

Dr. Saha :

Does it occur after fatty meal?

Customer:

Tender point

Customer:

I just ate two chicken soft shell tacos with sour cream and cheese

Dr. Saha :

Do you take any medicine?

Customer:

I was

Customer:

Seraquil to help me sleep

Dr. Saha :

Do you have any previous illness?

Customer:

Not that I know of

Customer:

Haven't had any alcohol in four months either

Customer:

Was diagnosed with a fatty liver two years ago

Dr. Saha :

Pain after taking food can come from a few causes.

Customer:

lost 40 pounds in the next year

Dr. Saha :

It can occur from gastritis or inflammation of stomach.

Dr. Saha :

Gall bladder conditions like stone can also cause it.

Customer:

Gastritis sounds possible

Customer:

Can hit on right side? Stomach covers that much area?

Customer:

Have been eating a lot of hot peppers and hot food, can that be a cause?

Dr. Saha :

Pancreatitis, abdominal angina are other possibilities, though less common.

Dr. Saha :

Those can irritate the stomach.

Dr. Saha :

Please avoid spicy food.

Dr. Saha :

Avoid hot peppers, caffeine, fatty meal.

Dr. Saha :

I would suggest to take an examination by doctor.

Dr. Saha :

Meanwhile, you can try antacid.

Customer:

Basically all i eat is spicy

Customer:

ok

Dr. Saha :

Now for a few days, you need to avoid such food.

Customer:

I will schedule a physical ass sonn as I return home

Customer:

as soon

Dr. Saha :

You can also try ranitidine, or nexium.

Customer:

I used to take Nexium for Esophagitis several years ago

Customer:

forgot about that

Dr. Saha :

You can use it now.

Customer:

Thanks

Dr. Saha :

Doctor can take an ultrasound examination to examine gall bladder, pancreas.

Customer:

ok

Dr. Saha :

My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. If there’s anything else I can do, let me know

Customer:

thank you

Dr. Saha :
You are always welcome.

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Customer:

at least no fever or other symptoms...hope that is a good sign

Customer:

rode bike 20 miles this morning also

Dr. Saha :

Yes. it is good that you do not have other symptoms.

Dr. Saha :

If you are satisfied with the answer, please leave an excellent rating

Customer:

Thanks

Dr. Saha :

Best wishes.

Customer:

so far so good

Customer:

was wondering why it hurt on the drive Sunday and hasn't hurt again until after lunch today

Dr. Saha :

It’s been a pleasure working with you.

Customer:

you too

Customer:

take care

Dr. Saha :

Good luck.

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