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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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every time i eat or drink i can actualy feel my stomach swell

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every time i eat or drink i can actualy feel my stomach swell . quite uncomfortable.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi--can you tell me more here--your stomach swells?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Sometimes get dull ache under right ribs well stomche swells as well as round the back. Bowels seem to be ok def not constipated or loose.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
And Marion the pain is on your right side in your upper abdomen?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


dull ache under right front rib cage but all down right back rib cage

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK Marion. Sounds like a gall bladder problem and you probably have gall stones. You need an abdominal ultrasound to check for that and I recommend my patients with gall stones have their gall bladders removed before a stone slips into the common bile duct and causes pancreatitis. Alternatively this could be an H pylori stomach infection that would require antibiotics to take care of the problem