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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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I have midline abdominal pain and pain under my lower right

Customer Question

I have midline abdominal pain and pain under my lower right ribcage.
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: The pain has been recurrent, usually low level, say 2 of 10, but it has been increasing in frequency and intensity, to say a 5 of 10. Palpation of the mid-abdominal is quite uncomfortable. I have
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No, I have had a recent colonoscopy which was negative. It is also accompanied with some nausea when eating.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 2 months ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

Any fever with this?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 2 months ago.

How long has it been going on?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Earliest symptoms were around 8 years ago.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I had a CAT scan then and it was unremarkable. My liver functions test also were WNL.
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 2 months ago.

Have you recently had an ultrasound of your upper abdomen?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 2 months ago.

Well at this point it sounds like your gall bladder and you probably have gall stones

So you need to get the ultrasound to check for that and you may need to have your gall bladder removed

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thank you.
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 2 months ago.

My pleasure

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