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I have a sharp sporadic pain in the right quadrant of my

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I have a sharp sporadic pain in the right quadrant of my abdomen. It comes off and on, and has for years, but lately it seems a little more intense. Had an endoscopy of stomach about two years ago, I am not having any vomiting or dirreaha or fever, in fact I feel pretty good, the pain last for about 4 seconds and comes and goes. It is just very annoying. The only health issue I have is high blood pressure which I take medication for.
Should I be concerned? I told my doctor about it and she shrugged it off, she felt it mayjust be a muscle issue??
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and am ready to help.

is it the right upper quadrant or right lower quadrant?

how many times a day do you have it?

is it associated with eating or bowel movements?

do you have constipation or diarrhea?

have you ever had a colonoscopy before?

do you still have your gall bladder in ?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

right upper

I probably have 10 short sharp pains an hour.

It is not after eating, no constip. or diarrhea

Yes I have had a colonsos.

Yes i still have gall blad.

right upper quadrant pain is most often from gall bladder inflammation issues called cholecystitis. this can come from small gall bladder stones or inflammation from eating fatty foods or rich foods.

sometimes an ultrasound of the gall bladder can see gall bladder inflammation or small gall bladder stones which could be causing these pains.

changing your diet and eating less fat and less rich foods might help as well.

since your pain is pretty frequent, I think you should get a gall bladder ultrasound.

you should talk to your doctor about this option. I'm sure they will be willing to order you a gall bladder ultrasound.
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