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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Is upper abdominal pain radiating to the back related to gall bladder?

I am having pain under my breasts and around into my back. I felt like I had to belch and did so a couple of time but the pain won't go away. I also just threw up everything I ate for supper. Could it be my Gall Bladder? If so what could I do for the pain?
Wed, 21 Feb 2018
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
Thanks for contacting with your health concern

1. As I'm unable to examine you directly, thus taking into consideration your case history and symptoms, I'm of the following opinion:

i. As the pain is on the right side, thus the most common causes are biliary colic [gall stones], hepatitis, cholecystitis, acute appendicitis, so seek immediate medical assistance or general surgeon opinion and ask for ultrasonography of HBR [hepatobiliary region] for Amoebic liver abscess and Cholecystitis.

PS. other possibilities which can be excluded at the time of examination are an inflammatory bowel disorder, also people with chronic gallbladder issue may have digestive problems like acid reflux, diarrhea, abdominal pain, belching which can mimic features of IBS, so to know if anyone of them is the root cause kindly consult a Gastroenterologist for necessary examination and relevant investigation.

ii. Although most of the times, pain may be the result of minor injury or postural changes, however sometimes there may be an underlying medical condition/situation which needs appropriate treatment.
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