Upper right quadrant abdominal pain

Patient : For the past 7 days I have had a burning pain just below my right rib it feels like it is bruised when it is pushed on. I have had no injuries or strains to the area. I have had chronic heartburn for many years that is taken care of with Zantac or Prilosec but that is not the same pain. The pain is actually worse when I am sitting. I went to the hospital 2 days ago where the dr thought it was a gallbladder problem but the blood work and ultrasound came back normal, he gave me a script for protonix and said to follow up with a gastroenterologist. The only thing abnormal is that while eating mussels 12 days ago I felt like I possibly could have swallowed a small piece of shell as I felt a sharp sensation in my throat but it quickly disappeared. The ER dr said I would be showing signs of infection if that were lodged somewhere. Do you have any idea what this pain could be? It is not better or worse when I do eat but I've only eaten small bland things and don't have much of an appetite. I'm 34 female and otherwise healty. Thank you
Symptoms:  Constant burning below rib to the lower right of the ribcage and nausea
Doctor :   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: I had routine bloodwork done and all tests came back normal except for a raised ferratin 575. When tested again 6 wee...

Q: What is the solution Female, 28 Please I need a help as I had overdose Hyaluronidase and this has damaged my face...

Q: I have been having stuffy up nose , headache, pain in muscles, sore throat, sneezing . sometimes high fever . I don't...

Q: I had injections yesterday (12/11/17 at approximately 1:30 p.m.) called facet cervical via medial branch block bilate...

Q: Hello, I am 35 years old and unmarried not overweight I have an average body and my works is behind the desk work a...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews