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Dr. Chip, Doctor (MD)
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I have had a dull pain on the right hand side of my waist

Customer Question

I have had a dull pain on the right hand side of my waist all day My gallbladder was removed 2 years ago and would like to know what this could be? A hernia or something else
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Hi--where exactly is the pain located? Any fever or nausea?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No fever or nausea , it's above the waist to the right hand side, almost where my scars from gallbladder surgery is- could it be the liver???or hernia or ??
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Not likely your liver or a hernia. Were it your liver I'd expect you to have other symptoms and a hernia in that area would be extremely rare.

It could be either diverticulitis--an inflammation and infection of a small pouch in the colon--or perhaps an adhesion problem from your previous surgery.

Since I can't examine you I need to suggest you have your doctor check it out

Let me know if you need more information please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

My pleasure but let me know how it goes and please remember to rate my service to you