my wife says she feels like something is under her right rib. she says its hard to describe the feeling. she is not in pain, just sometimes she says it can feel uncomfortable. she said it feels harder around that area. she noticed this during her fifth pregnancy with our third child. she did have two miscarriages prior to our third child and had a d and c. her dr. did feel around and said not to worry that it could be a hernia (she does have a small hernia around the navel). all her bloodwork a year ago was fine too during her last pregnancy. she has some issue with bladder infections tho, but nothing out of the ordinary. she has no trouble eating, would like to lose some weight, has no other troubling signs of anything, and generally gets a good bill of health from her dr. and exams. she feels like she is obsessing about it and the more she thinks about it, the more she notices it. she said she can notice it more when she lays on her right side. if this was her gallbladder, wouldnt she have more symptoms? or a mass, wouldnt a dr. be able to tell and she would have more symptoms? any info. would be great. thanks.
Various possibilities are there for these kind ofsymptoms. Pain along with fullness under the right rib cage that worsens after eating points to gallbladder disease. Types of gallbladder disease include gallstones and inflammation of the gallbladder.Liver disorder may cause such kind of symtoms. Liver function tests as well as an abdominal ultrasound would be a reasonable approach to investigate this.
Second possibility is of underlying lung pathology which is pressing upon the diaphragm CT chest may be needed.Chronic pancreatitis and Functional abdominal pain syndrome (FAPS) may also cause this kind of pain.
Other causes for your wife’s symptoms can be kidney disorders, ovarian cysts,inflammatory bowel disease and ectopic pregnancy.
It would be better to get CT abdomen done which can clear cut confirm a diagnosis from the above possibilities.Pls consult a gastroenterologist and get CT abdomen done.
Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how your wife is doing and in case of additional queries.
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