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    What causes abdominal bloating, cough and pain in the ribs?

Posted on Mon, 7 Aug 2017 in Abdominal Pain
Question: for a few weeks I felt pressure in my upper abdomen area center right under rib cage but
about 4 days ago I had a bloating feeling in my right upper abdomen and today it seems to travel around from my right side rib cage reaching all the way up and to the back to lower right hip and back to where it started . feeling uncomfortable but cant say its a lot of pain ... it gets sharp when I cough
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 21 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Ultrasound, other tests and clinical evaluation.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query.
Noted the history and understood your concerns.
The most probable causes for the symptoms you have noted may be:
Cholecystitis with or without stone.
Less likely related to pancreas or stomach.
I would advise you the following in such a situation:
Ultrasound of the abdomen helps to pinpoint the cause.
Clinical evaluation, examination and additional investigation of blood like CBC, liver functions; that of stool and urine help further in proper diagnosis and thus for a proper plan of management.
Take a PPI like Omeprazole as you are taking Ibuprofen.
I hope this answer helps you.
Please feel free to ask for further relevant queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.
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