Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar_universal
RUQ pain
Hello,

   Has anyone here with RUQ pain have an ultrasound or hida scan done to check their gall bladder or liver status?  I have heard that the major discomfort from RUQ pain is due to either gall bladder wall thickening or hepatomegaly (enlargement of the liver).  If so, what was the major finding/cause of the RUQ pain according to the ultrasound.....  Thank you.

         Johnny
Cancel
11 Answers
Page 1 of 1
979080_tn?1323437239
my ultrasound findings showed no abnormalities

there is a chance for gallbladder problem not showing on us

hidascan can measure amount of bile gallbladder ejects
Comment
Cancel
979080_tn?1323437239
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
Hi Bali,
I have been experiencing RUQ discomfort now for 3 months.  It all started after a brief visit to a massage parlor (no sex just manual stimulation).  I know, it would be rare to catch hep c from this incident but I am vaccinated for hep B, and tested neg for A and C to date (possible window period).  

I went to see a GI doc and had an ultrasound that show gall bladder wall thickening which could be due to a type of hepatitis among other things.  The wall thickening could result in RUQ discomfort but I want to find out what the underlying cause of the thickening is whether it is a mechanical issue or pathological in nature.  In any event, I had a HIDA scan done and am awaiting the results.  The liver appeared to be of normal size and LFT's are normal.

Thanks for the reply....

Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1225178_tn?1318984204
What is RUQ pain?
Comment
Cancel
1225178_tn?1318984204
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
i have been SVR for almost 3 years but have suffered occasional URQ pain that landed me in the ER.  they said i have gall bladder polyps but thet they shouldn't be of concern. an US shows a small gall stone as well as the polyps but it gives me severe pain every 6 months or so. my gastro says i should have gall bladder US every so often.  i do have difficulty swallowing since tx and i have an esophagram on tuesday.  i had URQ pain with my 3rd child, which is when i found out i was HCV+, she is clear of hep c.  i hope your symptoms improve!!
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
Thank you aquarius.  Great to hear you are SVR.  The URQ sensations I have been  experiencing is very uncomfortable, and I haven't been able to sleep in a couple of months.  I am having an upper GI done soon, so maybe I can find out some answers at that point.  Take care.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1180136_tn?1264814491
Hi Diane - it means - upper right quadrant - where the liver is and the gallbladder is kind of tucked underneath it.  My pain comes from the liver.
Comment
Cancel
1180136_tn?1264814491
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1180136_tn?1264814491
oops - right upper quandrant!
Comment
Cancel
1180136_tn?1264814491
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1225178_tn?1318984204
Thanks for the info. All of this stuff is quite new to me and there are sooooo many acronyms to figure out.

Diane
Comment
Cancel
1225178_tn?1318984204
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
233616_tn?1312790796
http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/Hepatitis/Common-Hepatitis-C-Acronyms/show/3?cid=64
Comment
Cancel
233616_tn?1312790796
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1225178_tn?1318984204
Well.........I'd say that covers it for sure!
Thanks
Comment
Cancel
1225178_tn?1318984204
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
179856_tn?1333550962
You don't have hepC don't sweat it the odds would be astronomically against it.  You have to have blood to blood contact which is extremely unlikely in your case.
Comment
Cancel
179856_tn?1333550962
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar_universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
RUQ pain
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
3060903_tn?1398568723
Blank
Nighthawk61 commented on mishymoshymarcy's status
12 mins ago
317787_tn?1428318779
Blank
Dee1956 0 chill factor ARGH, I am h... Comment
9 hrs ago
Avatar_universal
Blank
livn_learnn commented on Salivary gland disord...
22 hrs ago
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Hepatitis Answerers
163305_tn?1333672171
Blank
Rural Mural, CA
317787_tn?1428318779
Blank
DC
446474_tn?1446351282
Blank
San Francisco, CA
Avatar_universal
Blank
1815939_tn?1377995399
Blank
683231_tn?1438659664
Blank
Auburn, WA
Hepatitis C Community Resources