upper right quadrant pain

by Tracy Marraffa
(Sanford ,me)

in 2001 I had a pain in my upper right quadrant. I went to the doctor and he had bloodwork and an ultrasound done. Nothing. Then I went back with more pain had a hydascan done.


I was told I would get injected with a dye that would empty out through my gallbladder and they could see this on a monitor. The process was to take an hour. Well it was extremely slow and took almost 3 hours for it to start even going through my gallbladder. anyway they told my doctor it was negative.

( I think it was sluggish because of the time it took to even start to empty from my gallbladder but what do I know) ...forward a few years..I have had this pain pretty much every day...well I had a very sharp piercing pain in my gallbladder /liver area and went to the ER. They did bloodwork and ultrasound..I had a vaginal ultrasound also and nothing. they said my gallbladder was ok and I didnt appear to have any cyst on my ovaries.

Anyhow forward a year later to now...I still get this pain. Every single day. It radiates from my upper quadrant to my back...occasionally i feel a small bump like the tip of a finger when i rub the area. When I sleep I have pain, its less pain when I am awake and not laying down.

I hate going through this. I am constantly thinking Im going to end up with Cancer. Help

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Jul 04, 2011
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continuous upper right quadrant pain
by: Anonymous

About 10 weeks ago, the pain started 24/7 between right scapula and spine. Across a week or so, it grew up to neck, across right shoulder, around back of shoulder to under arm; by this time the back of my right upper arm is constantly numb and there is occasionally tingling for couple hours in my rght fingers. Now has added entire under arm (deep inside at the bottom of the armpit) and across the top of the right breast to the sternum. Occasionally after eating red meat, feel intense pressure on the sternum (told that sounds like gallbladder). MRI shows some bulging disk at C3-4,C4-5,C6-7, and C7-T1 with forminal stenosis at C3-4, C5-6 and C6-7. So, it looks like a probable combo of both back issues and gall bladder (biliary colic or gallstones). Without fever and vomiting, treatment is painkillers, muscle relaxers and swimming (breast and side stroke, no crawl). With fever and vomiting.... get to the ER!!!

May 13, 2011
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i hear you
by: Anonymous

i have the same thing had ultra sounds ct scans and blood works. Nothing found but i am in pain every day in right upper quadran. Wish someone could find something. I have had gall bladder removed because of three giant gall stones. I still have pain help.

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