I have pain in my upper right abdomen — it comes on suddenly, stays constant for a few hours, then goes away. It feels as though someone has reached their hand into my stomach and is literally pulling and tugging my abdomen out. The pain does not spread, and in not accompanied by any other symptoms such as fever or nausea. It can hit at any time, and sometimes wakes me up in the middle of the night. It does not seem to have anything to do with what I do or do not eat. My doctor has run tests, but says he can’t find anything wrong. However, something IS very wrong, and I am frightened.
My gallbladder was removed several years ago. The pain is just to the right of the middle of my upper abdomen, just about behind my breastbone. I’m thinking it has to be something to do with my pancreas or a duodenal ulcer because of the location, but the symptoms don’t fit.