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i have pain in my right side under my rib cage but i have already had my gall bladder taken out. What could that possibly be?
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The symptoms sound like a hiatal hernia. I had a hiatal hernia in my diaphragm that was pushing against a small hole or opening. When the pressure started, I would find the point of entry with my fingers and push back. This action reduced some of the pain, but it did not stop. I was dieting at the time and I lost 20 pounds, and I suprised myself when the pressure stopped. I assumed the hole or crack in my diaphragm sealed or my stomach no longer pushed against my diaphargm. Ask your doctor or a healthcare provider how to stop the pain, if it is a hiatal hernia.

Good Luck.

Harrald
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Hi!  A hiatal hernia is not located in the upper right quadrant of the body.  It is located left of the midline of your body.  The hole that you refer to is a natural hole in your diaphram where your esophagus runs through to meet your stomach.   A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper portion of your stomach pushes up and through that hole and into the bottom of your esophagus.  There are two kinds of hernias, a sliding type and  more common type when the stomach goes up into the esophagus and goes back into its normal position, and the strangulated type when the stomach goes up and stays there, cutting off circulation to the rest of the stomach.  This is by far much more dangerous.  Harrald-you definately DON"T want this hole in your diaphram to close or get sealed off, so whoever told you that, they were misinformed.  I think you should get a clarification about that from your doctor.  Darlena- there are SO many things it could be-I'd suggest you start with an Upper endoscopy with ultrasound to see if it may be your liver, stomach, biliary tree, or pancreas.  MRIs may also reveal your problem.  DON'T give up, and don't let the doctors make you feel like the pain isn't real and that "it's nothing".  Be your own best advocate and investigator!!
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