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What causes pain in upper right part of chest and back?

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Posted on Wed, 9 Sep 2015 in General Health
Question: Pain starting in my upper right side above my chest and down through the bottom of my back below my shoulder.
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Gallstones seem most probable.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Such pain is very characteristic for gallstones. Especially if you have also some nausea and the pain has started after a meal.
I suggest you to have abdominal ultrasound done. In case of gallstones, surgery is necessary to remove whole gallbladder.

If no gallstones is found, you should consider spine disc problem and consult orthopedist as a second step.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
Regards.
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