Our expert says:
The causes of pain in this area could be gallstones, gallbladder infection, kidney stones, kidney infection, liver problems, peptic ulcers/gastritis. I would begin with a plain Abdominal x/ray - on this you can see most stones as well as constipated colon or colon dilatation. Then a sonar, which would exclude gallbladder problems, liver cysts and kidney abnormalities. If this is normal, I would consider doing a gastroscopy to see if there are any problems in the stomach. Lastly I would consider doing a colonoscopy. Other tests I would do is a urine microsopy, liverfunction tests, amilase, and fullbloodcount/CPR.
It is a bit like building a puzzle - you have to start somewhere until you can see a picture!
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