How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Vakul Aren Your Own Question
Vakul Aren
Vakul Aren, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 4001
Experience:  MBBS,DTM&H,34 years of experience
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Vakul Aren is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My stomach has been hurting for 4 days. The pain which is strong

Resolved Question:

My stomach has been hurting for 4 days. The pain which is strong is in the center, upper part of my stomach, just below my rib cage. I am eating very little. I have taken peptobismo, tums and 7-up drinks. I do not have diarrea, but my stool is very dark. I do not have an appendix or gall bladder.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Vakul Aren replied 5 years ago.
Dear customer,
Hi.Post cholecystectomy pain of the upper abdomen may be caused by biliary and nonbiliary causes.These would include biliary causes like a retained stone,stricture,spasm of sphincter of Oddi,pain in the cystic duct remnant.NOn biliary causes would include gastritis/gastric ulcer due to bile acid induced reflux, chronic Pancreatitic disease,hepatocellular disorders,Inntercostal neuritis,Coronary Artery Disease causing angina/Ischaemia,Irritable bowel Syndrome and renal disorders of the right kidney.It would be prudent to consult your PCP/Doctor who can examine you and evaluate you .The investigations would be done based on the physical findings.Acid pepsin disease/Gastric ulcer would be helped by use of a PPI like Prilosec and Sucralfate,the treatment will be specific to the cause found .You may need a upper Gi endoscopy, a Upper abdominal ultrasound,a ECG or TMT test,a ERCP and other investigations required.The epigastric pain in your case is suggestive of gastritis /gastric ulcer problem.Your Doctor will guide you further.
Vakul Aren and 8 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you