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    Spasmodic Pain in Epigastric Region Diagnosis

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    Rachel Williams was rushed to the emergency room with intermittent, spasmodic pains in her epigastric region that traveled all the way to the right side of her rib cage. She stated that she had eaten a fried meal at McDonald's, and after that the attack came on suddenly. Her abdomen feels sensitive to touch and is rigid. What is the diagnosis for this patient? Why is the pain discontinuous? How can she be treated? What might happen if the problem is not resolved?

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    The location of the pain indicates the gallbladder or the ducts slightly distal to it. The pain and the fact that this occurred after eating a fatty meal seem to implicate the gallbladder emptying (or rather, the failure for it to ...

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