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Sharp pains below rib cage, nausea. Possible reason?

I have been getting sharp pains just below my rib cage for the past 8 hours. They seem to be getting stronger. I also have sickness. I haven t actually vommited yet but it feels like I m going to. Just wondering if you have any idea what s going on. My partner seems to think I m pregnant but I ve had a period & it doesn t feel like it did with my first pregnancy. Nicola
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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hi Dear and welcome to healthcare magic....
pain in right upper part of abdomen is either due to some problem of gall bladder,stomach or muscular in origen ....
in case of gall bladder ,pain increases after fatty diet ....
stomach pain is either relieved(duedenal),or increase(gastric) by food....
in case of muscular pain ,pain increases with respiratory muscle ...
i will advise you to do an abdominal ultra sound and blood CP...
and on emperic bases take anti acid drugs...avoid fatty ,heavy and spicy foods...
wish you good health ...
Answered: Wed, 16 Oct 2013
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