I started getting a pulsing and gnawing sensation in my upper right abdomen?

33 year old male

I have a history of minor stomach issues – gastritis and ulcers (about 10 years ago). about 11 months ago, I started getting a pulsing and gnawing sensation in my upper right abdomen. Went through blood testing, Ultrasound, and Nuclear test and all was normal. The feeling went away quickly after. Now for the past 2 months or so, I have had a few bouts of mild to moderate stomach pain in my upper right abdomen again (a little different this time). It is persistent and consistent for 2-4 days at a time – both times were after a period of poor eating (fatty foods) as well as alcohol consumption. I do drink moderately 1-3 times a week. Other symptoms include: greasy looking loose stool (although does not float), rumbling stomach, occasional sharp back pain which comes on quick and leaves quick, burps, and bad breath/taste in my mouth. After day 1 or 2 of this, I typically switch to a bland diet of cereals, breads, etc and it goes away. Any ideas?





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Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

It seems to be cholecystitis …inflammation of gall bladder ..get a new US on the abdomen and reduce fats and alcohol generally..

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
these are signs of early liver dysfunction. you should get the liver function tests done to assess the proper functioning of the liver cells. from the symptoms you have mentioned ,it seems that the cells in the liver that are primarily meant for digestion, are malfunctioning.
fat related food is hard to digest,so symptoms occur with such food
thanks

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
fatty food and alcohol seem to be the culprit. you should avoid their intake as far as possible.
the pain may be a sort of colicky pain,the gut trying to push the hard indigested material .
most of the digestion process occurs in the liver, so the right hypochondriac is more painful area.

shw12
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shw12

HI
ITS INDIGESTION AND GASEOUS BLOATING PROBLEM. TAKE ANTI FLATULENT PROBIOTIC MEDICINES. ABDOMINAL EXERCISES AND DIGESTIVE ENZYMES IN SYRUP FORM ARE USUALLY USEFUL IN TREATING SUCH PROBLEMS. A CT ABDOMEN SHOULD GIVE BETTER IDEA.