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what could a feeling of pressure under the right rib cage mean

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what could a feeling of pressure under the right rib cage mean? I feel it mostly when sitting up.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.tiwari replied 5 years ago.

Dr.tiwari :

Hello,

Customer:

Hello!

Dr.tiwari :

Are you having problem of excessive faltulence?

Dr.tiwari :

flatulence?

Customer:

quite a bit, yes.

Dr.tiwari :

This pain may be due to this.The wind has propensity to move upward.You may have relief with this problem by taking some formulation like GAS X /BEANO.

Dr.tiwari :

You should avoid taking excessive fibers or sugars.

Dr.tiwari :

Do exercises ,take enough water.

Customer:

You think so? I get paranoid because my mother passed away from pancreatic cancer and I worry that's how it may begin, with pressure or discomfort on the ride side - ??

Dr.tiwari :

The pancreatic cancer may begin with pain in midline of abdomen.

Dr.tiwari :

There may alternation in food habits with compression symptoms in later stages.

Dr.tiwari :

It may present with intestinal obstruction.

Dr.tiwari :

Altered bowel habits.

Dr.tiwari :

There may be swelling in upper middles of stomach.

Customer:

So that would be the midline of stomach, like just above belly button? I don't have that at all.

Dr.tiwari :

So you should not bother.

Customer:

Thank you! Now, if the pressure continues or actually turns into pain, I should go for an ultrasound on the abdomen?

Dr.tiwari :

The best is CT abdomen.

Dr.tiwari :

The ultrasound may not give clue in early stages.

Customer:

Okay, I'll remember that. But why would the pressure be only on the RIGHT side??

Dr.tiwari :

The right colon is situated in right upper corner of the abdomen,here it takes turn so there is bit a longer stay of food & distension by gas.

Dr.tiwari :

So that it does lead to pain.

Dr.tiwari :

There may also be other reasons for this like involvement of gall bladder by stones.

Customer:

Haven't had any pain, just that weird pressure. Good to talk to you, you've eased my mind!

Dr.tiwari :

Thanks ,it is my pleasure to help you.

Dr.tiwari :

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Customer:

Okay, will do!

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