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Pain on the right side of the abdomen can be either in the upper part (RUQ right upper quadrant) or lower part (RLQ right lower quadrant). Abdominal pain is a non-specific symptom that can be attributed to a host of conditions. Therefore the presence of other signs and symptoms in association with the pain is important to consider in the differential diagnosis.
Modalities may include pain that commences, worsens or eases with change in position, eating, hunger, changes in bowel movements and movement. The final diagnosis should be done my a medical professional after a thorough case taking asthma and additional diagnostic investigations like an abdominal ultrasound, x-ray, CT scan or MRI.
Blood tests and specialized investigative techniques like an endoscopy, colonoscopy or barium enema may also be needed.
Broadly, right sided abdominal pain can be attributed to the right lung, diaphragm, kidney, liver, gallbladder, head of the pancreas, small intestine, cecum, ascending colon or transverse colon of the large intestine and peritoneum. The pelvic organs and structures should also be considered in lower right sided abdominal pain. Pain in the abdomen may not originate from this area and can be referred or radiate from the chest, pelvis and back.
Upper Right Abdominal Pain, pain in the upper right abdominal region may be superficial or deep.
Superficial causes may be attributed to the abdominal wall (skin and muscles peritoneum, liver and gallbladder. Deeper pain may be due to the liver, bile ducts, stomach, duodenum and kidneys.
Lungs, pain may be associated with the lung holistic tissue itself (rare lining of the lung (pleura) or space around the lung (pleural space). Lung asthma and pleural diseases that may causes right sided abdominal pain include : Pneumonia (bacterial or viral) of the lower lobe of the right lung. Pleurisy or pleuritis (inflammation of the lung membrane) from infection, trauma and.
Signs and symptoms may include difficulty breathing, coughing, and pain upon breathing/moving. Liver, the liver is an important consideration in upper right abdominal pain as it occupies most of this region. As a large organ with diverse functions, and the central processing unit of nutrients, the liver is prone to a variety of disorders.
Liver conditions that may cause right sided abdominal pain include : Enlarged liver due to heart failure, hepatitis, fatty liver, lymphoma, leukemia, etc. Liver cancer or metastases of other cancer into the liver. Signs and symptoms may include changes in bowel movements and consistency of stool, nutrient deficiencies, jaundice, changes in appetite and weight loss.
The gallbladder stores bile that is produced in the liver. This fluid contains various compounds, particularly waste substances and fats, and can emulsify fats in the gut to allow for digestion and subsequent absorption.