Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
199 Doctors are Online

Pain in the right upper quadrant radiating toward the middle of the back, dry, wheezing cough, former smoker, hazardous profession. What could this be?

I have been experiencing pain in the RUQ region that radiates toward the middle of my back but not to the spine . Over the weekend I began experiencing gurgling on the left side with a dry, wheezing cough that is non-productive. I live in a small town and I don t want to seem dramatic, but I am also a former smoker and work in a hazardous profession.
Asked On : Fri, 10 Aug 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  76
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi there,

All your symptoms might be attributed to bronchitis due to your history of smoking. I would suggest you visit your physician and get yourself evaluated. Meanwhile do steam inhalation 3 times a day. Drink plenty of warm fluids like water, green tea etc.

Another possibility is inflammation of the gall bladder (Cholecystitis) due to gall stones with RUQ pain radiating to the back.

Hope this helps.

Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan
Answered: Fri, 10 Aug 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor