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Feeling tightness that is getting worse in the upper right quad of the abdomen - just under rib cage. No back/shoulder pain but this some nausea. Seven years ago, my doctor found some tiny polyps in gallbladder but was told not to worry and that I should redo ultra in 10 years. Other than that, normal CBC, kidney function, non-diabetic, etc. on blood test done a month ago. Tightness seems to be getting worse and doesn't know what started it. Took antiacid but doesn't help. Feel bloated, full, and again, tightness (won't describe it as pain). What's wrong with me? Gallbladder or liver problems??
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Doctor: Dr Su S, Doctor(MD) replied 2 months ago
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Doctor: Dr Su S, Doctor(MD) replied 2 months ago

Do you feel any swelling there?

Did any activity elicit it?

How old are you?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
No swelling, I don't recall any incident, 37 y/o
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I thought it'd be gone within days but it's been a week and slowly getting worse. Any chance of serious diseases?
Doctor: Dr Su S, Doctor(MD) replied 2 months ago

Thank you for the input.
I am very sorry for your symptoms.
There can be muscle spasm or strain.
Pinched nerve can be there too.
It can also come from liver or gall bladder problem though those usually cause swelling or lump feeling.
As it is getting worse, I would advise to take an examination by doctor.
An ultrasound examination of abdomen or scan can be taken.
I hope this information will be helpful.
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
there isn't a way to know (at least by scanning the symptoms) whether this is more serious (gallbladder) or not??
Doctor: Dr Su S, Doctor(MD) replied 2 months ago

From the symptoms, it is unlikely a serious issue.

It is more likely a muscle issue.

You can apply warm compress over there.

That may relax it.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
for gallbladder or liver, ultrasound is the only way? Blood test alone won't help?
Doctor: Dr Su S, Doctor(MD) replied 2 months ago

Blood tests can test the function of liver, infection.

But for an enlargement, stone, ultrasound would be needed.

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