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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.

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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
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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....

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1225178 tn?1318984204
What is RUQ pain?
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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!!
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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.
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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.
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1180136 tn?1264814491
oops - right upper quandrant!
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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
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http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/Hepatitis/Common-Hepatitis-C-Acronyms/show/3?cid=64
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1225178 tn?1318984204
Well.........I'd say that covers it for sure!
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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.
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