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Shooting pain in the upper right abdomen - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   abdomen pain
User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi.
User :   i am 17
User :   male
Doctor :  
User :   for the past three days ive been having pain in my upper right abdomen.
User :   under my ribcage
User :   i understand that is my gallbladder, correct?
Doctor :  
User :   gallbladder/liver area?
Doctor :  
it need not be gall bladdr
Doctor :  
there is liver and pleura also
User :   well, i have been having shooting pains coupled with a constant dull pain.
User :   the area is also a bit itchy
User :   it also feels firm
Doctor :   ok

User :   i was in the bathroom before, and while pressing on that area.
User :   i felt and head a small rush of fluid...
Doctor :  
User :   if it was my gallbladder, and if it had burst, would it be immediately paintful or would it take a while for symptoms to set in?
Doctor :  
if your gall bladder was bursted, it is such a painful condition and emergency that you would have been rushed to ER
User :   it would be immediately painful then?
User :   im mainly asking if i need to go to the hospital, i have a doctor's appt tomorrow morning
Doctor :  
User :   okay
Doctor :   i mean
User :   could you possibly shed some insight into what my pain may be?
User :   im almost certain it is deeper than muscular pain
Doctor :   if it is a gall bladder burst you would have been rushed to Er
Doctor :  
presently it is a different disorder and you can wait till you appointment
User :   okay thankyou
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