Causes of pain in the right side of the abdomen

Category Digestion And Abdominal Cavity | August 12, 2017 18:01


  • right half of the abdomen and placed in her organs
  • Common causes of pain in the right abdomen

appearance of abdominal pain, regardless of its location, indicates the occurrence of patient condition in which the immediate need advicea qualified physician.It is impossible without inspection and survey say - whether the appearance of this symptom is the development of diseases that can be treated conservatively, or require surgery to remove the danger of life of the patient.

right half of the abdomen and organs located in it

In the right half of the human stomach with a typical arrangement of the internal organs are located:

  • liver, gallbladder and bile ducts (in its upper section);
  • loop small and large intestines, including appendix cecum (the average of its department);
  • intestines and organs located in the right part of the pelvic organs (in the lower part).

Accordingly, no survey is often impossible to determine the precise localization of the source of pain and its relationsh

ip to all these structures.Pain in the right side of the abdomen may occur and organs of the disease outside the abdominal cavity - pathological processes in the lung and pleura, kidney and perinephric tissue, urinary tract.The program of treatment of these diseases and the research needed to confirm a particular diagnosis, differing and uncontrolled taking any medicines leads to the fact that the true clinical picture is distorted and the correct diagnosis can be achieved only at a very late stage of the disease.In this case, to provide quality medical care modern medicine can (it requires the use of potent drugs), but restore the original condition of the patient (complete recovery) achieved is not always possible.

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Common causes of pain in the right abdomen

can not talk about the fact that some of the diseases of the abdominal cavity in humans occurs more or less frequently, the body of each - is individual, and the doctor must rule out all possible pathological processesmay occur with pain in the abdomen.


In the event of acute inflammation in the appendix cecum pain in the right half of the abdomen are the first sign of the disease.It is important to remember that in the early stages of the disease the pain is not always apt location in the right side - it can concentrate in the umbilical region, right upper quadrant, and only toward the end of the first - the beginning of the second day of the disease moves to the right side.There are situations when the pain of appendicitis is not always localized in the right half of the abdomen.

In addition to pain, appendicitis appears energized anterior abdominal wall muscles directly over the source of inflammation (distribution of muscle tone for the whole belly indicates peritonitis occurs).When appendicitis abdominal pain decreases slightly when the pressure on the anterior abdominal wall and increases sharply when trying abrupt weaning arm.The patient takes a forced situation - "fetal position" in an attempt to eliminate the stress of the peritoneum, inevitably occurs when appendicitis.

fever, bowel function disorders, nausea and vomiting in the first 24 hours of the disease may not be available, so focus on these symptoms as severity of the disease can not be a criterion.Each patient must remember that the surgical operation performed in the first hours of the disease, can be performed through a laparoscopic approach, whereas the development of complications require rather complicated cavernous intervention and long-term treatment of peritonitis.


In the event of an acute inflammatory process in the liver cells (acute and chronic hepatitis), one of the symptoms of the disease become a nagging pain in the right upper quadrant, but the severity of these experiences may vary.In hepatitis severe pain indicates a sharp development of inflammation and swelling of the liver, which are accompanied by an increase in the body.Liver tissue has a large number of pain receptors, whereas its capsule - innervated extremely well, and the emergence of pain indicates the severity of the forecast.

cholecystitis (acute and chronic) and cholangitis

In the event of an acute inflammatory process in the biliary tract and severe sharp pain, which immediately focuses in the right hypochondrium.In most cases, this pain occurs after exposure to trigger factors - a hearty reception of oily and fried foods, alcohol, physical activity.The pain of cholecystitis can be accompanied by severe nausea, vomiting, intestinal problems (can occur as diarrhea and constipation).When inflammation of the bile ducts and gall bladder in the first hours of the disease may increase the overall body temperature can quickly appear and jaundice (mechanical type), which becomes the cause of disruption of the normal outflow of bile.

With the development of cholecystitis and cholangitis patient's condition can deteriorate very quickly, so if you have the slightest suspicion should consult a doctor.A feature of these diseases can be considered and the fact that early treatment and the use of modern drugs not only helps to stop symptoms of the disease and to suppress the inflammatory process.Such intensive conservative therapy (its implementation is possible in the case when not detected concrements) helps to cure the patient without surgery.

Gynecological Diseases

Despite the fact that the female reproductive organs located in the pelvic area, the pathological processes in them can manifest with pain in his right side - we are in this case can go both on ovarian apoplexy (quite rare), soand termination of ectopic pregnancy.In these cases, as there may be signs of acute inflammation in the abdominal cavity and the symptoms associated with the development of acute profuse bleeding - that's why with such a localization of the patients pain in the active reproductive age should be examined by a gynecologist (to avoid "their" disease), and only then -surgeon general practice.

Other reasons

If conducted a survey does not reveal pathological process in the abdominal organs or structures that are directly associated with it (including colitis and enteritis), the volume of the survey should be expanded.In this case, the authorities need to examine the respiratory and urinary tract, lymph nodes, retroperitoneal space.