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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.

         Johnny
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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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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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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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oops - right upper quandrant!
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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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Well.........I'd say that covers it for sure!
Thanks
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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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