Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
128 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Upper abdominal discomfort, pain radiating around sides, bruised feeling on deeper breathing. Treatment?

Hi, I ve been experiencing discomfort in my upper abdomen especially when I take a deeper breath. I already suffer from gall bladder problems but this feels slightly lower. The pain/discomfort is also radiating around my sides and slightly in my back, although not as sharp as the usual gallbladder pain. It s almost a bruised feeling upon taking a deeper breath.
Mon, 1 Oct 2012
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,   ,  
Medical Topics
Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Dear friend, welcome to HCM!

With a gall bladder problem, such constant pain on deep breathing could be due to a gall bladder pathology or others like early pancreatitis.

Especially if it is increasing with deep breathing, dull aching, constant pain, also going to the back, we should look at the pancreas.

You will need a good physical exam and labs (like serum lipase, LFTs) and USG to elucidate the cause.
Is there any nausea, fever, fast heart rate?

Please be guided by your doctor if there are positive clues.

Take care and please keep me informed of your progress.
Good Luck!
I hope to have answered your query satisfactorily.
Thank you!
I find this answer helpful
  User's Response

Hello Nicky,

there are many causes of abdomen pain especially appendicitis, cholelithiasis, gastritis etc. As per your description of symptoms of the abdomen pain, it seems like the gallbladder pain rather than anything. Though it is not sharp like the usual gallbladder pain which you have this might be a chronic pain rather than the acute sharp pain. the symptoms of pain while deep breath and pain radiating to back all suggest cholelithiasis i.e.gall bladder stone. I advice you contact your regular physician and take medicine rather than neglecting it.

Thank you
Dr. Shailaja
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]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

I am 42 years old and i have this chest pain for several days. it is painful to drink or eat. I have taken vinigar and water, carbination(soda),...

Recent questions on  Upper abdominal discomfort

doctor1 MD

Dr., I am 60 yoa and had an acute MI 1/20/17; now have a stent in. About a month past (2nd follow-up), my Cardio took me off my BP meds because I...

doctor1 MD

Thanks for taking my question. I am 71 y.o. male and have been fighting alcohol addiction for the past 6 years, although I have casually drank for...

doctor1 MD

Frequent belching, feeling of hunger, upper abdominal discomfort , flactuence. Is there an over the counter Med that will control?

doctor1 MD

iam 37yrs male my medical parameters normal ,yesterday i am feeling some upper abdominal discomfort, nausea ,some digginess,for 4hrs then digginess...

doctor1 MD

Hi, I ve been experiencing discomfort in my upper abdomen especially when I take a deeper breath. I already suffer from gall bladder problems but...