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I'm having low grade pain under rib cage that wraps around

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I'm having low grade pain under rib cage that wraps around to the back. I had a colonoscopy on monday, this started yesterday.
JA: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: no injuries. no rhyme or reason, is almost constant.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 8 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Did you notice any blood in stool? Any nausea or vomiting?
Muscular pain is likely if no other associated symptoms. Perforated colon is a serious possibility but usually also causes blood in stool.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
was diagnosed with ulcerative proctitus so that is already an issue but the pain is on the right side not the left. I do not have any other symptoms, no nausea, vomiting, no fever. I'm concerned that it might be liver or pancreas related?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
definitely not muscle
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 8 months ago.

Right upper quadrant pain can be due to the gallbladder inflammation. It can also be due to the duodenal ulcer. Pancreatitis related pain is more in the upper middle region. Liver problem also can cause right upper abdominal pain. In this case, it is better to get a CT scan in the ER for further evaluation. Best wishes