Gallstones refer to the hard deposits of the digestive fluid that forms in the gallbladder. The size of the gallstones ranges from small as a grain of sand to as large as a golf ball. Only if people experience symptoms from gallstones may they require gallbladder removal surgery. Usually, gallstones do not cause any symptoms.

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How to get rid of stomach pain in my right abdomen region?

Query: Hello doctor, After eating or drinking, I am currently experiencing stomach pains (right under my chest, above the navel). The pain is there at night also and keeps me awake. This has been going on for the past three days now. I am not on any medications. I am a female, weighing 57 kg and having a ...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your pain, which is present in the right side abdomen region just above the umbilical, maybe gastritis or gall stones. If pain is severe, better go for ultrasonography abdomen.I would suggest you take - Tablet Pan D (Domperidone 30 mg and Pantoprazole 40 mg) once a day be...  Read Full »

Will gallbladder removal cause any complications post surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to take a second opinion about my wife. She is 26 years old. Two years back, a few days after she gives birth to my child, she had pain in her upper abdomen at the right side. In ultrasound, it was diagnosed that she had gallstones about 6 mm with multiple stones. When we appr...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The best advice is that she should have a gallbladder removal via laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Since it not only help her to get rid of this noxious pain, but she can avoid the long term complication of chronic cholecystitis that is related to the gallbladder stones...  Read Full »

Will IBS worsen stomach pain and discomfort on sitting down?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old male. I have been having abdominal pains and discomfort for the last six months. The pain has been mostly on the left side and middle of my abdomen. It feels like I have a knot in my stomach. The discomfort is worse when I am sitting down. I have recently had an ultras...  Read Full »

Dr. Radha Peruvemba Hariharan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You may also be having IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Also possible that you are only having dyspepsia and indigestion. What are your dietary habits? Please try to have small quantities of food at regular intervals. You should not be eating more quantities, frequently,...  Read Full »

What can cause extreme pain in the upper right abdominal area on breathing?

Query: Hi doctor, My boyfriend is having pain in his right upper abdominal area while breathing. This is the third time and it started around 7 pm in the night and so he went to the hospital yesterday. They told me that they are unable to find anything on X-ray or blood work. He waked up in the morning an...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Pain in the abdominal area can occur due to gall bladder stones and bile duct stones, ulcers in the stomach, and pancreatitis. You can take capsule Esomeprazole 40 mg half an hour before meals. He can take Tramadol 100 mg for pain. If it is not available, he can take ca...  Read Full »

Is gallstone removal a major surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I have attached a report of my mother's abdominal ultrasound. Please explain the seriousness of the issue.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to your statement, you have been suffering from abdominal pain. According to the USG (ultrasound) of W/A (whole abdomen) report that is provided here (attachment removed to patient identity) has shown that hepatomegaly with fatty liver grade-1, acute calculus ...  Read Full »

Is it life-threatening if gallstones remain unremoved before delivery?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 31 weeks pregnant, and the ultrasound showed I have gallstones and pancreatitis. My amylase test result came high as 116. Is this an emergency or life-threatening since it is high? Can I manage the symptoms until delivery? I want to know the risk at 116.   Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to One high amylase level cannot predict pancreatitis. However, if you have serial testing of serum amylase and that showed an upward surge, then it is a concerning thing. Additionally, abdominal pain is the hallmark of pancreatitis, not just a single blood test of am...  Read Full »

What could cause tolerable pain in the right upper part of the abdomen below the ribs?

Query: Hello doctor, Sometimes, I have pain but tolerable in my upper right part of the abdomen just a little below the rib part. I do not smoke and drink too. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, BP is fine for your weight. Among reports, your lipid profile is deranged and rest is fine. In that, your LDL (low density lipoprotein) or bad cholesterol is elevated. Since you are young, it is better to try trial of healthy lifestyle for a period of eight ...  Read Full »

My right side stomach looks bigger than the left with pain near navel. What is the possible diagnosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old male. I am experiencing pain in my right side of the stomach, about 7 inches right of my navel (in line with my navel). When I sit or lay down I do not feel pain as long as I do not move. I feel pain whenever I take deep breathe, cough, and move my torso. My stool...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Are you diabetic? Do you feel any pain after food intake? I have seen the images that you attached with your query (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Possible causes are: 1. This is the area for gallbladder possibility of cholecystitis. 2. Right ur...  Read Full »

Can gallstone of 9 mm size cause severe abdominal pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 62 years old. A week back, I had severe abdomen pain so I took an ultrasound. The report says I have 9 mm size gallstone. I have also checked my lipid profile which are normal. I request you kindly suggest further action required. I am currently taking Lipicard.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have to have more information about this pain before I can tell you what is the cause of this pain. Usually, the gall bladder stone of such size (less than 10 mm) in size does not cause pain, and if it does, then the pain has to be characteristic one like pain starts...  Read Full »

Is it possible to have gallstones without symptomatic test evidence?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I have had bad stomach issues since February. It started with yellow stool, and diarrhea when eating fatty foods. I have pain on and around my right rib cage and in the same spot in my back near my shoulder blade. I have done an HIDA scan and my EF was 68%....  Read Full »

Dr. Lalit Kumar Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will definitely help you. As per your history and investigation report your diagnosis maybe some kind of hepatitis in which there is a yellow color of stool and urine without any evidence of any abnormalities in USG and CT scan. If USG (ultrasound) is normal and t...  Read Full »

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