Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
185 Doctors are Online

Pain in the upper abdomen below the rib cage. Pain while breathing

Hello. I woke up yesterday with a pain in my upper abdomen , right under my rib cage. It felt like heartburn , but it didn t burn like acid reflux did, more of an ache. It was sudden and just woke up with it. Its been 24 hours now but the pain is still there. It hurts when I take a deep breath, or move my body quickly
Asked On : Thu, 7 Mar 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  61
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics
Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Dear friend, welcome and thanks for entrusting your query here at HCM!
I am Dr. Prasad Akole (Critical Care Expert- and am glad to address to your query here.

Since you say it is different than heartburn of reflux disease, the possibility is gall bladder inflammation if on the right side.
Bowel, stomach, spleen can be other organs of origin of pain.
Sometimes early lower lung pathology can cause pain.
Could you describe all the symptoms in details? Like what brings it on, how long does it last? What is it like? Increasing in any position? Relation to food?
Did you have fever, nausea, vomiting, breathlessness?

Would be glad to advise more precisely after you tell us these details.
If the pain persists or worsens, please see your doctor soon. If it points to gall bladder etc. a sonography would help.

I hope you are fully satisfied with the guidance I gave.
I would be glad to answer any further queries. Please ask for any clarifications before closing and rating this answer.

Thank you and Good luck!
Answered: Thu, 7 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor