What causes discomfort under right breast bone despite having normal ultrasound?

Posted on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 in Abdominal Pain
Question: I had many symptoms of a Gall Bladder attack, nausea, heartburn, shoulder/blade pain..my ultra sound came back normal for GB, Liver and pancreas..done with a 12 hr fast.....as did all my blood work..I feel a bulge internally under the right breast bone...I cannot feel any lump or bulge on the outside..it causes no pain,just discomfort..any ideas as to what this could be???
Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Like gastric discomfort

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your question and i understand your concern. Pain or discomfort in right hypochondrium with gallbladder and pancreatic profile and blood work up all clear is likely a gastric discomfort secondary to inflammation AKA gastritis.

NSAIDs painkillers use, drinking or eating spicy or fatty food etc are the commonest cause of these pains. I would suggest some home remedies like small frequent meals, avoiding spices, irritants, caffeine, tea, smoking , drinking etc. Drinking plenty of fluids and cold milk helps. Some gastric motility enhancement medications also help.

Also take some pepto and antispasmodics easily available over the counter . I am sure the pain will relieve. If the symptoms persists get a gastroenterological evaluation for further management.

I hope it helps. take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please.

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