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Digestive Disorders

Pressure in Abdomen

09/27/2011

Question:

After eating I have pressure in my abdomen on the right side just below the rib cage. It feels like something is pushing from the inside. When pushed on it feels rigid but goes away after about an hour but I still feel that that spot feels a little rigid and when pushed on can feel something in that area.

Answer:

It is hard to say what this is without examining you. It could be as simple as slowed stomach emptying, dilation of a loop of the colon, or bowel to gallbladder detention. If it's bothering you, I would advise a visit to your doctor for an exam.

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Response by:

D Roy Ferguson, MD D Roy Ferguson, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University