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upper right stomach pains

upper right hand side pain, I have started having sharp stabbing pains in my stomach which stop if I apply pressure, what could this be?
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There are many possibilities to your symptoms. Upper right abdominal pain can be caused by biliary colic, cholecystitis(inflammation of gall bladder), irritable bowel syndrome, hepatitis(inflammation of the liver), kidney stones, pneumonia, musculoskeletal pain, lower rib fracture and malignancy. Irritation of the nerves supplying this area can also cause pain. Irritation can be due to nerve compression or pinching due to any spine related pathology.

In females, ovarian cysts can also cause pain in abdomen usually in lower part but it can be a referred pain in upper abdomen also. So ovarian cysts also have to be ruled out.
Confirmation can be done only after ultrasound or CT abdomen. Blood tests may also be required in some cases.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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I had similar pain,when i talked to a doctor he reccommended something to relieve gas. that worked for me i dont have the pain anymore
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Could be your Gull Bladder, might want to have it checked out for stones. Same thing happen to my mom and husband.
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Many thanks for your reply to my problem I will make an appointment with my GP asap and will keep you informed on the outcome. Thanks again Sandione
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