For several months I have been having bad right side pain in my rib cage. My ribs even hurt. After I eat the pain starts but it never goes away. I had my gallbladder removed 5yrs ago. I have been running a fever also but I have done this for years with the fever and right side pain but the pain mostly went away when I finally had my gallbladder removed but just here resently it had really started hurting badly. I am at my wits end again. It took them yrs to find out I had fibro and resently I was diagnosed with lupus (more than likely ...drs arent willing to say 100% but say more than likely) and Sjorgens for sure ( I had the test). Any questions about my health I will gladly answer further. I would just like to have an idea to what might be the problem this time. Thank you!
Your discomfort could be originating from a number of different localized organs in the thoracic cavity. First, it is possible that a gallstone is currently stacked in the bile duct (ductus choledocus). Also, you could be experiencing a liver diseases, or even chest problems. An ultrasound and ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreaticographia) can detect disease of the liver, bile duct, pancreas or other internal organ. An X-ray of chest is also recommended. Blood analyses (blood picture, liver status: AST, ALT, bilirubin, cholesterol) are standard procedures in such cases.
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