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.
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.
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!!
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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