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Indigestion, bloating, pain under ribcage, vomiting, shoulder pain. Diagnosed to be UTI. Could this be due to gall bladder?

I have had indigestion,feel bloated, pain under my right ribcage, a little vomitting, gassiness, and pain near my right shoulder blade for a couple weeks. I have had an ultrasound which showed nothing, gallbladder , liver , pancrease are fine. I have had blood tests, one for h pylori which we are still waiting on the results, EKG , chest and shoulder xrays, etc. I did get a call that I have a UTI but that would not cause the digestive issues, right? Do you think this is my gallbladder or an ulcer. I have also been taking prilosec the past couple weeks per my MD. I have been getting the pain under the ribcage after eating.
Asked On : Fri, 7 Dec 2012
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Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Yes, this can be a peptic ulcer. Gallstones should be visible in ultrasound. It is very common that when peptic ulcer is present, all blood tests and ultrasound are negative. The best way to have it checked is to perform upper GI endoscopy. Helicobacter Pylori blood test will tell nothing either if positive or negative. Still endoscopy needs to be done.
UTI can sometimes give indigestions as a result of intestines irritations due to inflammation.

Hope this will help.
Regards.
Answered: Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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