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Pains under my right rib cage which could be gall bladder

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I have pains under my right hand side rib cage and sometimes the pain stops me in my track and breathing in hurts it as well , also I get very bad indigestion and can\\\\\\\'t do anything when I get this. My stomach fells like its always upset and seem to be working all the time . Would you say that this is my gallbladder , after reading the things in some of the reports it would make sence .

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replied February 26th, 2013
Gallbladder Disease Answer A42309

Welcome to ehealthforum and thanks for writing

Pain under the rib cage along with stomach issues could be due to:
1.Gall bladder disease- can be stones or cholecystitis. An examination by ultrasound scan will help in diagnosis.

2.Myositis or muscle pull due to overuse of muscles. Mild antiinflammatory drugs and hot fomentation will help you. This possibility seems less as it might not present with indigestion.

3.Bloating due to excessive gas, GERD.

4.Pancreatitis: may be accompanied with nausea and vomiting. Pancreatic enzymes must be investigated.

If symptoms are persistent consider visiting a Physician for evaluation.

Take care!

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