Liver and Gallbladder1 Comment
I have a dull burning pain in my upper abdomen. I was wondering if i have gallstones.
Yes, it is possible but gallstone pain is typically severe or often described as excruciating. It tends to occur a short while after meals. It can last anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours and may even persist for as as long as 6 hours in some cases. The pain tends to occur in attacks. Abdominal pain is a non-specific symptom that can be due to various causes as indicated in this article – http://www.healthhype.com/causes-of-the-upper-middle-abdominal-stomach-pain.html
Other common causes include gastritis or peptic ulcers. You should speak to your doctor about the pain and report any additional signs and symptoms that you may have noted. It is possible that the pain is not stemming from the abdomen itself and even certain cardiac conditions may be responsible. Your doctor will have to investigate further.