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hi, today is tuesday and since sunday i have ben having on again off again pain on my right side under my breast that goes around to my back.... my right shoulder has even been bothering me.. im burping and have mild heartburn.. I went to my dr. yesterday and he set my up with an ultrasound of my gallbladder with came back negative, however today im running a very low grade fever.. im a bit worried because i never run fevers.. thank you for your time, Marney
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replied August 27th, 2009
There are several possible explanations for your symptoms other than gallstones, including poor gallbladder function ("biliary dyskinesia"), kidney stones or kidney infections, ulcers of the stomach or duodenum, pancreatitis, pneumonia, and, rarely, cancer, to name some other potentisal causes of right upper abdominal and back pain.

You might ask your doctor to order a CCK-HIDA scan to assess for biliary dyskinesia. If this test is normal, then other potential causes for your symptoms should be explored.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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